Michal and Katy Q and A
The College community is delighted to have two outstanding young people as Head Boy and Head Girl. Michal and Katy do a Q&A with Mr Hicks
"One child, one teacher, one book, one pen can change the world." Malala Yousafzai:
Michal... What Primary school did you attend?
I attended Holy Name Catholic Primary School
How did you feel when you received the news that you were to be the new Head Boy?
I felt very proud that I had so much confidence placed on me from the college community, that I would fulfil this role and its associated duties with a sense that I would have the opportunity to represent our community in the wider community.
What qualities do you think you bring to the role?
I am someone who is naturally very talkative and to me this is very important in this role. You must be able to communicate with people you meet. This applies to fellow students, staff, VIPs , but most importantly, I hope that my fellow students will know that if they need to speak with me about any issues I will be there to help and assist and will have the ability to take their concerns to whoever will be able to deal with the situation.
In my opinion why is it important to have both a Head Boy and Head Girl?
Head Boy and Head Girl are important in any good educational institution. Sixth Formers need a voice, as well as, students in all parts of the college family. Archbishop Beck Catholic College is widely regarded in the local community and we have a great deal of events that the college is required to have representation. So who better to represent the college but Head Boy and Head Girl.
What have you enjoyed about your time in the college?
Archbishop Beck Catholic College has provided me with a sound education and I would like to highlight that this has not all been in the classroom. I have learnt many valuable lifelong skills that will be invaluable to me in the years ahead.
What would you say to other students thinking of joining our sixth form?
We’ve got fantastic facilities and a great team of teachers, who will always help you if you need it. Just work hard when you get here as it’ll be hard work but in the end it will be worth it.
What are you studying at A Level? Why did you choose these subjects?
I study History, English and Media. I chose these subjects as I believe these can educate me on the skills I’d need to become a journalist.
After your 6th Form studies what do you want to do and where do you want to study?
I am going to the University of Liverpool to study Communications and Media in hopes of becoming a journalist in the future.
What do you see as some of the major strengths of Archbishop Beck?
The sporting facilities.
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Katy... What primary school did you attend?
I attended St Francis De Sales Catholic Primary School.
How did you feel when you received the news that you were to be the new Head Girl?
I felt extremely honoured when I received the news that I would be the new Head Girl. It was a proud moment as I felt as though my hard work and commitment to my studies had been recognised.
What qualities do you think you bring to the role?
I think that I am a very motivated and determined person, I always put my best effort into everything I do and have a drive to achieve the best I can. I’m always open to new experiences and challenges to push myself beyond my comfort zone. I think I am approachable and friendly and would always offer my help to anyone.
In your opinion, why is it important to have a Head Boy and Head Girl?
I believe it’s important to have a Head Boy and Head Girl because we act as representatives for the college community.
What have you enjoyed about your time in the College?
I have loved my time at Archbishop Beck, I have made some great friends and lovely memories. I believe that the extra-curricular activities offered here are great, and being a member of the college concert band and taking part in Public Speaking and Debating competitions have provided me with many skills and experiences that I will carry with me throughout life. I also believe that the support and friendliness of the teachers at the College has made my time here so enjoyable.
What would you say to other students thinking of joining our Sixth Form?
I would encourage anyone who is interested to join Archbishop Beck Sixth Form. I believe the relationships between staff and students in our Sixth Form is amazing and I have always felt fully supported by my teachers and encouraged to work hard and strive for my aspirations.
What are you studying at A-Level? Why did you choose these subjects?
I am currently studying A-Levels in English Literature, French and Business Studies. I chose these subjects as I believe that they give me a wide range of skills and knowledge. Each subject I study is very different which I think makes my learning more exciting as it never feels repetitive or boring.
After your Sixth Form studies, what do you want to do and where do you want to study?
After finishing my A-Levels, I hope to progress onto University to study either Business Management or Law. I am very interested in social affairs and how the world works around us, so I think either of these subjects would be extremely interesting and give me a broader view on the society we live in. I would like to study at Edge Hill University.
What do you see as the major strengths of Archbishop Beck?
I believe the major strengths of our College are the Staff. I feel fortunate to have had such great Teachers who have supported and encouraged my studies and progress and have contributed to my successful results. The College also offers a wide range of extra-curricular activities which provide students with great opportunities apart from mainstream academic studies.
In 10 years from now, I hope...
To have completed a degree at university and be settled in a career which offers professional development and provides personal fulfilment and enjoyment.
I hope to have the opportunities to travel and visit the many places I want to see and experience. At a young age we can never be sure of our future destination, but I hope my journey will provide me with valuable life skills and experiences.
However I am sure that I will always be grateful and proud to be a student from Archbishop Beck and have many fond memories to take with me in the years ahead.