Our Students

  Alexander Solanki

Secondary School: Swavesey Village College

Course: IB Diploma

HL Subjects: Biology, Chemistry, Geography

SL Subjects: Maths, English Lit, German

Plans for after Parkside Sixth: Accounting

Top three favourite things about Parkside Sixth:

  1. The Eden Centre; it’s a great place to get on with independent study, or to hang out with friends.
  2. Being in town, lots of activities and things to do. It also really helps with being able to get to CAS opportunities.
  3. Teacher support – especially when it comes to coursework and the Extended Essay.

Piece of advice you would give to another student?

Enjoy your CAS; it can really help to keep you motivated for your studies and is just enjoyable in general.

  Eleanor Langham

Secondary School: Bottisham Village College

Course Studied: IB Diploma

HL subjects: French, English Literature, Biology

SL subjects: Russian, History, Maths Studies

Plans for after Parkside Sixth:

I am looking at Cambridge University, and other universities that will allow me to have a dual degree in either French and Arabic, or Hebrew and Arabic. Long term, I look to be working in the Middle East, particularly Israel, as an interpreter and working especially with charities, or in a governmental position.

Top three favourite things about Parkside Sixth:

  1. My relationship with my teachers is much more personalised, and I can really tell they are invested in my education and well-being, by constantly being aware of my progress in class, and keeping an eye out for educational opportunities outside of college, that would cater to my plans for after
  2. Being at Parkside has allowed me to interact with other students from all over the
  3. The IB Diploma both prepares for the desired career and still maintains an overall well-rounded education, that ensures that you do not lose any skills that you have previously

Piece of advice you would give to another student?

I would encourage other students, particularly those from the UK, to not be dissuaded from doing the IB because of the majority taking

A-Levels. The idea that the IB subjects do not go into as much detail as A-Levels is a huge misconception, and is often actually quite the opposite – in many cases teachers and students have found that more higher level detail is explored in the IB. You will not be disadvantaged by taking the IB, rather advantaged, with an international perspective and ability to think critically, preparing you excellently for employers and universities.

   Dean Winters

Secondary School: Coleridge Community College

Course: BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport

Plans for after Parkside Sixth: University

Top three favourite things about Parkside Sixth:

  1. The small classes, which let you get to know teachers and felow students
  2. Opportunities to use amazing facilities like Trumpington School’s new gym, sports hall and Astro
  3. The constant opportunities on offer to enhance your For example, another student and I have started to coach Cherry Hinton Lions Reds U7s team, and with this role we have managed to get our FA level 1 Award in Coaching, and we are now on course to start the FA level 2 Award in August.

Piece of advice you would give to another student?

Be prepared to work hard.

Seth Bailey

Secondary School: Soham Village College Course: BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport

Plans for after Parkside Sixth: University or Royal Navy

Top three favourite things about Parkside Sixth:

  1. The small
  2. The variety of locations available, which break up the school
  3. Access to facilities such as local pools and gyms, and to the brand new sports facilities at the new school in

Piece of advice you would give to another student?

Don’t be afraid to ask for help, work outside of lesson times, and spend some time in holidays catching up on work – it makes life much easier!

  Lilla Kovacs

Secondary School: Comberton Village College

Course: IB Diploma

HL Subjects: Psychology, Anthropology, English Lit

SL Subjects: Maths, Biology, Italian

Plans for after Parkside Sixth: Study International Business at University

Top 3 favourite things about Parkside:

  1. There are a lot of international students in the
  2. The classes are small so the teachers get to know you
  3. There are constant opportunities (university taster days, volunteer opportunities, extracurricular activities, etc.) posted for the

Piece of advice you would give to another student?

In the first couple of months of Year 12, make sure to have your notes in order and do all assignments on time. Eventually coursework and mocks will start, so it is best to get ahead of them and be on time with all the deadlines.

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