I currently study A Levels in Biology, Chemistry, and Maths alongside completing an EPQ, and I’m hoping to study Chemistry at university next year. I have been at Gosforth Academy since Year 9, and made the decision to stay thanks to the outstanding quality of teaching in my chosen departments. As head girl, I act as a liaison between the student body and the Sixth Form team. We have weekly Student Union meetings, where we plan social events and fundraisers, organise clubs and societies, and take comments and suggestions from students. Ben and I then meet with Miss Hetherington fortnightly to start the process of making our ideas become a reality. Student Union enables us to shape our Sixth Form. Since starting Sixth Form I’ve taken advantage of some of the many opportunities available here: attending FemSoc, playing and coaching netball for the school, taking part in academic visit days organised by Newcastle University, acting as a Peer Mentor to lower school students in Science and Maths, and completing my Duke of Edinburgh Silver Award. I also travelled to Iceland in October half term which was incredible. On top of that, students here can choose to attend any of the other student-run societies, ranging from Finance, to MedSoc, to the GSA, and can take part in school sports teams or exchange trips. There is also the option to create your own society, if you think there’s something missing. So far this year, we have had a #HelloYellow day raising money for Young Minds UK, completed our Christmas Food Bank Appeal as well as our annual netball team vs rugby team charity match. We organised a Movember competition to raise awareness of prostate cancer, and a Varsity Cup competition with Jesmond Park Academy is currently at the planning stage. Gosforth Academy Sixth Form is a vibrant and welcoming community with a huge variety of students. You will receive all the support you need to succeed academically and personally, setting you on the right trajectory for life.