The teachers recognise that Sixth Form is a bridge between the academic and professional worlds and so they have introduced aspects of the working world to our school life. It feels like a more structured environment preparing us for life as adults.
Meet Faith. She tells us about her love for science, why she chose to stay at Hatcham for Sixth Form and what makes her proud of the school.
What are you currently studying and what do you enjoy about your subjects?
I am studying Economics, Biology and Chemistry. All my subjects fall under the 'science' category, economics being a social science. One thing I enjoy about these subjects is that they explain how the world works and I'm learning things that are currently relevant. This ranges from what everything is made up of to how we rely on one another for survival. My study of economics has revealed to me that almost everything is related to money. It has been fascinating to learn about the relationship between money and all different types of people; from the world's biggest companies to governments to local communities. After my A-levels, I would like to go to university to study a degree in something related to science, technology, engineering, or medicine.
Why did you choose to stay at Hatcham College for Sixth Form?
I attended Hatcham College for secondary school so I have already experienced the teaching and extracurricular activities. An advantage of attending Hatcham College is that it is a big school so we have access to a very wide range of subject choices (A-levels and/or additional qualifications), from Film Studies to Physical Education; many extra-curricular activities; and great facilities.
What makes you most proud of Hatcham Sixth Form?
I am proud of number of subjects offered and the teachers who teach them. The teachers recognise that Sixth Form is a bridge between the academic and professional worlds and so they have introduced aspects of the working world to our school life. It feels like a more structured environment preparing us for life as adults. It feels like a more structured environment preparing us for life as adults. This means that after Sixth Form it won't seem like a new language. The staff also appreciate that sixth formers want their own space and privileges that set them apart from the rest of the school. Hatcham College provide this, for example, the Davison building is known as the 'Sixth Form Block' and we are allowed to leave the school site during break and lunchtime.