Story/Interview March 10, 2023
Full-time tennis player achieves top AS Level grades | Carlotta, A Level Student and Pro Tennis Player
Professional tennis player Carlotta has received top A grades with us in AS Level Biology, achieving an exceptional maximum mark of 120 in two papers. Here’s how learning online has helped her pursue her career as an elite athlete while continuing to excel in her academic studies.
I think online school is a very good option for athletes like me who need flexibility with their studies and who want to have a good education without sacrificing the ability to pursue other dreams…
A Level Student and Professional Tennis Player
Why did you join King's InterHigh?
I joined King's InterHigh because I am a full-time tennis player, so I travel a lot for tournaments and I train in the morning and in the afternoon for a total of 5 hours. Therefore, going to a normal school would've been very difficult for me. Going to an online school allows me to have a flexible schedule and to keep up with my studies, while maintaining my training schedule. I particularly chose King's InterHigh because a family friend said it was a really good school and suggested I go there.
What has been your biggest highlight during your journey with us so far?
One of my favourite things about King's InterHigh is that I feel as though I am going to a normal school because everything is very well organised and I have good communication with all the teachers. Even though many say learning online is more difficult, I have actually found that I have been learning more online than at a normal school, because I have direct access to many resources that can help me do lots of practice on any topic I need, and it's helped me to become more organized with all my subjects.
What is one thing you've experienced at King's InterHigh that you couldn't have in a mainstream school setting?
At King's InterHigh, I have access to recordings of every single lesson, so I never miss any content or explanation from the teachers. It's also great for revision if I need to revise a topic I'm not sure about. At a mainstream school, I obviously did not have this advantage, so any time I wasn't present at school due to tournaments, travel or even because I was at home with a cold, it was difficult to catch up on what I missed.
What are your plans for next year?
This is my last academic school year and next year I will take a sabbatical year, so I can focus on tennis. At the end of that year I will decide whether to continue with tennis at a professional level or continue with my studies.
What are your dreams for the future?
My dreams in the future are to become a top 10 tennis player and to win a Grand Slam. After my career I would like to study something in science, specifically biology, such as nutrition.
What would you say to someone who has been considering online school?
I think online school is a very good option for athletes like me who need flexibility with their studies and who want to have a good education without sacrificing the ability to pursue other dreams, such as sports.