Studying at Carmel has really helped me to become a well-rounded person. My teachers are very supportive and always happy to offer help and advice when I need it. What I enjoy about Biology is the combination of practical and scientific knowledge that can be applied to theories and everyday life. I like that the Biology department provides concise booklets for each topic we study in class which provide valuable knowledge tailored to the specification.
The department also provides opportunities for students to achieve to the best of their ability by setting ‘stretch and challenge’ questions and involvement in competitions such as the Biology Olympiad. Not only does this stand out on university applications, but I’ve also found this really useful because it tests my knowledge of the course and allows me to go beyond the specification, aiding my lateral thinking skills.
When I leave college, I hope to study Medicine. Carmel has provided me with the support and confidence to aim to study such a competitive degree. Carmel’s MedDentVet Club, MedSoc, has helped me improve my personal statement and interview technique, as well as increased my knowledge of current affairs in the medical profession.