During Autumn Term our psychology teacher invited one of her ex-students, Emily Scott, to give a talk to our A Level Psychology students about study skills and life after Padworth. Emily was an enthusiastic speaker who shared her academic experiences and she gave the students lots of exam and revision tips. She was asked different types of questions related to particular study skills and her ability to cope with academic pressures. After the talk to the psychology students, Emily visited an A Level Economics lesson and also shared interesting study tips and revealed ways in which students can increase their academic confidence.
A lot of students who were here last year were very happy to see Emily and ask her about life outside Padworth. It was a lovely visit and we wish her ‘Good luck’ with her gap year and the next academic year when she is going to study Psychology at Winchester University.
In addition to Emily’s visit, we had another ex-student visiting Padworth. Robin Ajayi was a Business Foundation student last year and he gave a talk to this year’s students about Law projects and how to cope with academic pressures. Robyn is studying Accounting and Finances at Oxford Brookes and he was extremely pleased to be back and see his ex-teachers and friends.
These two visits were inspirational and useful, adding to a long list of alumni who return to Padworth and find the same warm familiarity while studying here.