Describe yourself in three words.
Determined, hardworking, thoughtful.
What is your favourite subject and why?
My favourite subject at the moment is Business Studies. A few years ago I really enjoyed watching business investment television shows which have helped me gain a deeper understanding of ways which the business world operates, alongside appreciating the significance in negotiation and management skills. Through this subject, I have been able to further build upon my knowledge in addition to contributing new ideas during class. Furthermore, the major investment in these shows definitely motivate me to do my best in this subject.
What kinds of extracurricular activities do you do and why?
One of my extracurricular activities include playing the piano with songs of my preference, during the learning process, it teaches me perseverance and patience – skills which I believe are essential to possess in any workplace. Also, after playing and perfecting the piece which I am playing, a sense of satisfaction comes in hand with the hard work which is definitely the source of my passion for this instrument.
What opportunities has your school given you that you would not have had otherwise?
One of the most valuable opportunities which my school has given me would be to publicly speak in front of my peers through different forms, including discussions in class, presentations and campaigns. Through this, I have gained valuable presentation skills and have come to understand the fundamental aspects involved in engaging an audience while delivering concise information when expressing my ideas.
If you could change one thing about being a student at your school, what would it be?
If I could change one thing about being a student at my school, it would be having the opportunity to participate in a variety of extracurricular activities which focus on developing skills and knowledge specific to career paths which students may wish to pursue in the future. I believe this would be highly beneficial in allowing students to determine their vision for the future and assisting Year 9s in selecting their GCSE options.
Tell us about your online learning experience. Did you face any challenges?
I did not face many challenges during the online learning experience as expected – I really enjoyed the relaxing atmosphere of my home while learning and got to further develop and focus on my personal hobbies during my free time. Also, I had the opportunity to learn how to manage my time more effectively during the MCO, which is highly helpful given the numerous examinations that I have to prepare for in the few years to come.
What do you hope to do when you finish school?
Although I am not certain of the specific path I will take in the future at this point in time I would like to work in business management after finishing my studies, and hopefully start my own business where I can introduce a new, innovative product which has never been thought of before, also, as I progress in my career I would like to help other and contribute to society as much as possible through my given profession.
What lessons did you learn in the past year?
During isolation at home, the most important lessons I have learnt is to take the time to slow down find activities which I enjoy and most importantly come to appreciate everything around me. Also, after I started reading the news quite often, I found myself being highly inspired by the stories of people who despite coming from different countries, endured very similar circumstances to mine.