Hear from Our Sixth Formers
Sixth Form Graduate
“I truly feel ready for the next stage of my life as a result of all the opportunities Bishop Douglass Sixth Form has provided. From Careers Week and taster days at universities, to student led programmes and working with guest speakers, my eyes were opened to a world of possibilities.”
Luliana, Head Girl
For Iuliana, the role of Head Girl has been one she has dreamt of since primary school and now in Year 13 at Bishop Douglass Sixth Form, that has been achieved. With future ambitions of attending a Russell Group University and gaining a degree in film and performance, we are resolute that she will continue achieving her ambitions and succeeding.
The role of Head Girl, in Iuliana's opinion, is one that involves maturity and responsibility. Whilst in position she has been challenged to think fast and take action – from being a role model and offering support to the lower school, to covering lessons and presenting assemblies.
“I wanted to be Head Girl as I really enjoy a challenge; I wanted to test my abilities, learn new skills and be pushed out of my comfort zone. The role has helped me to improve my organisational skills, as I time manage my school and role responsibilities, whilst further developing and practising my communication and leadership skills. So far, the highlight of the whole experience has been seeing my idea of a Wellbeing Room flourish into a reality. Mental health is incredibly important to me, so knowing that I have introduced a safe space into the school is definitely a great accomplishment I pride myself on”.
Anthony, Head Boy
Anthony wanted to become Head Boy to give back to the school community and inspire other students. Citing Bishop Douglass as having created a pathway for him towards a bright future and as integral to his growth and personal development, he wanted to show others that they can achieve this too - by being a fantastic role model for younger year groups and acting as a voice for his peers, bridging the gap between students and teachers.
Being approachable, willing, a role model and sociable are all key attributes required for the role of Head Boy in Anthony’s opinion. From hosting assemblies and school tours, being courageous and rising to challenges and being able to articulate his thoughts – he firmly believes the skills gained within the role will set him in good stead for the future.
“Being Head Boy is a great honour and belonging to Bishop Douglass is something I am incredibly proud of. Our school and Sixth Form is one of a kind, everyone throughout the school respects one another, is proud of one another and strives for excellence – an embodiment of the values Bishop Douglass represents. My ambition is to become an architect, and I hope that whilst I am in the role of Head Boy, I inspire younger generations of our school to pursue their greatest aspirations, and prove to them that with perseverance, determination and hard work, anyone can achieve their dreams”.
Marwa, Deputy Head Girl
“I applied for the role of Deputy Head Girl because I wanted to make a positive impact and contribute to our whole school efforts of ensuring our school is the best it can be. At Bishop Douglass the sense of community is one of the school’s greatest strengths, and I enjoy the role I play within it.
As Deputy Head Girl, I take the initiative to help my peers, bring new ideas on how to make the environment a positive place, highlight any opportunities for improvement and support the Head Boy and Head Girl in achieving our goals. Whilst in the role I have developed my independent working skills and realised the impact of small gestures in benefitting a wider community. I look forward to attending university next year to study International Law and returning back to Bishop Douglass as part of their alumni”.
Pascal, Deputy Head Boy
“The role of Deputy Head Boy appealed to me because I saw it as an opportunity to take the lead, to effect real change and have the opportunity to challenge my confidence and drive. Within the role I organise and support events, meet with the Head of School to discuss how we can improve the school experience and support students transitioning into Sixth Form. I truly believe that whilst in the role I have boosted my confidence, developed my communication skills and have learnt how to work successfully in a team.
In the future I hope to graduate with a degree in Law and go on to become a Lawyer, working to help those in need and to get the justice they deserve, and I believe that the opportunities and new skills that have come with this role will facilitate my ambitions. I would recommend Bishop Douglass School and Sixth Form to everyone, as it a place where teachers encourage you to follow your passions, have high ambitions and help you to achieve your goals”.