What subjects did you go on to take at A Level? What interests did you develop through your time at school?
I took English Literature, History, and Classical Civilisation for A Level. I chose Classics as my third option because I was obsessed with History and enjoyed analysing texts in English, so I thought that Classics would be a combination of the two. I did not realise then that I would completely fall in love with the subject and decide to explore it further at university. Without taking Classics at Norwich High, I would have never realised it was my passion, and thus the trajectory of my future would be different.
What was it like attending a girls-only school?
I have had experience of every type of education – private, state, home education, and I have even lived in a boarding school (my parents were teachers). This meant that I started Norwich High feeling prepared for anything. However, I was surprised when the girls were immediately welcoming, and it very quickly felt that I had always been there. One of the things I most appreciated was that the girls were supportive rather than competitive. We weren’t pitted against each other in order to motivate, but rather all encouraged to achieve our own personal goals. This fostered a friendly atmosphere and working environment – Norwich High really did feel like one big family. I also immediately noticed the difference from my last school, as even though it is non-uniform at Sixth Form, the girls were more interested in showing who they were as individuals than dressing to impress. I especially loved that I could wear whatever I wanted, regardless of ‘trends’, and I would be met with compliments rather than criticism. Whilst there were ups and downs, as expected with any friendship groups, I will be forever grateful for the friendships formed and the fun we all had together.