Charlotte received a BSc geography first-class (honours) degree from the University of Worcester and has started a PGCE course at the University of Birmingham, which will lead to a Master of Education degree.
Whilst studying at Worcester she was president of the Dance Society and a founder member of the official Geography Society. Charlotte was awarded the ‘Worcester Award+’ in recognition of her part-time work and volunteering. She also worked for the university as a research assistant, participating in a project that studied how students learn, and presenting findings at a teaching and learning conference.
The harder you work now, the easier it becomes later in life – everything links back to GCSE grades and post-16 grades. Join in as many activities and after-school clubs as you can, even if you just try them once! You need to do things that will allow you to stand out to employers and it really is a great way to meet people at university. Take part in all the school trips – you will remember them for a long time after you leave CTC.
For post-16s on the IB:
You need to know how the exam papers work almost as much as you need the subject knowledge – many questions are reused and just asked in a different way. From Year 12, look at past papers and the answers they want you to give, and before you know it, you will boost your grade just by understanding what they want you to write down in your answer! And remember – while it may seem that fewer people at university understand the IB, you are in a far better place than A level students for doing it as it teaches you so much more! Travelling and jobs abroad all relate to the IB and the first year is much easier than you expect – all the more time to join a society!
join in as many activities and after-school clubs as you can, even if you just try them once! … Take part in all the school trips – you will remember them for a long time after you leave CTC.