STORIES OF PRIDE
MEET OSCAR. HE TELLS US ABOUT HIS ASPIRATIONS TO STUDY PHYSIOTHERAPHY, HIS LOVE FOR MUSIC AND THE IMPORTANCE OF SUPPORT AT SCHOOL.
How are your A-levels going?
I’m studying Biology, Sports Studies, Music and Philosophy. When I started A-levels, I thought I would do Philosophy as an extra and I could just drop it if my grades started to suffer. But I haven’t had any problems so I've stuck with it. I think it really helps that I am interested in it! There has also been so much support throughout Sixth Form. Teachers have been running revision sessions, for example, my philosophy teacher runs a session on Friday evening after school. Since having online classes, the teachers have set up more extra lessons which have been incredibly helpful.
What are your plans for next year?
Hopefully I will go on to study physiotherapy at Southbank or Canterbury. My UCAS has been submitted and I have already had an interview and some more scheduled. The support from the school throughout the process has been great. There have been lots of people talking to us about our futures and regular emails sent home. The school held Personal Statement writing masterclasses and teachers in the PE and biology department in particular helped me.
Can you tell us about your hobbies?
Outside school, I work as a gymnastics coach at a local gymnastics centre and train free running. I also love to play guitar and sing and write songs. At the moment I am starting to record stuff because speed tech exams have finished so I have a bit more time to focus on this.
Have you been involved in any music opportunities at Crayford?
In Year 9 & 10, the school set me up with Bird College to participate in a youth artist development programme with ArtsTrain on Tuesday nights. The programme was for year 10 & 11 students, but my teachers thought it would really suit me so they put me forward! We performed in concerts at the Churchill Theatre and the Royal Festival Hall. I also participated in the DYG concert, for young people interested in music. There were weekly evening classes leading up to the concert and the final performance was at the Orchard Theatre.
What makes you most proud of Crayford Sixth Form?
All the students and staff are happy and open about everything and you can always go to someone for help. It's important to know that the support is there if we ever need it and everything is taken seriously. This makes me proud of my school.