Article August 24, 2023
Celebrating GCSE Results 2023: Melanie
With seven GCSEs at grade 7 and above now under her belt, Melanie is on track to achieve her long-term goals of going to medical school to become a psychiatrist. Here's her story.
"Schooling online has allowed me to learn independently, which I believe is a very important life skill to aid your future. Being at home, I had been given lots of freedom and I was in control of my actions, so I was given the chance to prove myself and had to stay dedicated and determined in order to succeed academically."
King's InterHigh student
Why did you join King’s InterHigh, and what has your learning journey with us meant to you?
I joined King's InterHigh due to COVID. King's InterHigh seemed like the best option for me to continue studying during a difficult time, where my learning wasn't affected negatively but instead it thrived and allowed me to be the best version of myself. I loved studying at King's InterHigh, not only for the amazing teachers and interactive classes, but for the flexibility. One thing that I really loved was being able to reach out to my teachers and ask questions, they were all highly responsive and gave detailed answers even outside of the school day. The one-on-one communication really helped me personally, to be curious and seek answers for anything anytime.
What's something you've gained from King's InterHigh that's really helped you personally?
Schooling online has allowed me to learn independently, which I believe is a very important life skill to aid your future. Being at home, I had been given lots of freedom and I was in control of my actions, so I was given the chance to prove myself and had to stay dedicated and determined in order to succeed academically.
Is there something you’ve learned from King’s InterHigh that’s special to online learning or your situation?
When COVID first started, my previous school was unprepared and so I missed out on lessons and coursework. However, with King's InterHigh, it meant that regardless of the situation with schools being closed or disrupted by COVID, it didn't affect me, allowing my education to thrive.
Has studying online allowed you to explore new interests?
Definitely. Due to King's InterHigh's flexibility, I had time to discover new hobbies and interests such as making music, crochet, cooking, exercising and more, while still attending lessons and revising in my spare time.
What are your dreams for the future?
I wish to complete my A levels in Maths, Biology, Chemistry and Psychology and go to medical school to become a doctor, specifically a psychiatrist. King's InterHigh has helped me thrive with my education, by giving me independence and teaching me essential life skills that will help my future and allow me to help others.