Article August 16, 2023
Celebrating A Level Results 2023: Tabitha Hartley
Having achieved stellar A Level results – AAA in History, Psychology, and Sociology – Tabitha is off to travel the world and follow her passion for yoga before joining Exeter University to study history. Here's Tabitha's story on how online learning with King's InterHigh helped pave the way for her success.
"I found my exam experience at the King's InterHigh centre really positive. The rooms were quiet with only a handful of students and all the exam invigilators were really friendly which created a calm atmosphere to take the exam in."
Exeter University student
Why did you join King's InterHigh, and what has your learning journey with us meant to you?
I joined King’s InterHigh as I was travelling with my family so the school provided the perfect opportunity for me to learn and continue my studies whilst also being able to travel and enjoy new experiences. I’ve found my learning experience to be really positive at King's InterHigh; I love how flexible the learning is. I was able to complete lessons and also have lots of free time to do other activities that I enjoyed. All of my teachers were very helpful and supportive, they always answered any questions I had and provided really good feedback and encouragement.
What's something you've gained from King's InterHigh that's really helped you personally?
I think that learning at King's InterHigh really helps you gain independence and develop self- discipline. The learning structure really helped me to improve my time management with my studies and outside activities. I also became more independent as I managed my studies and organised when I completed my work and revision. One of my favourite features of the school is that you are able to have more freedom with when you can complete the lessons. If I was ever unable to attend a lesson I loved how all the lessons were recorded so I could complete them in my own time to catch up.
Is there something you’ve learned from King’s InterHigh that’s special to online learning or your situation?
I think online learning is really special because it removes the limitations of a regular school day. The lack of commuting provides so much more free time which you can spend however you like. For me I loved being able to use this time to do yoga in the morning before school and to go swimming after school or to have some more time to relax. It also gives you more time to complete any extra work or catch up on any lessons that you have missed. I love how you can also learn wherever you are in the world which was perfect for me whilst travelling. For me I also get quite anxious during exams but I found my exam experience at the King's InterHigh centre really positive. The rooms were quiet with only a handful of students and all the exam invigilators were really friendly which created a calm atmosphere to take the exam in. This really helped to ease my nerves and I would really recommend it.
What are your dreams for the future?
I have a place at Exeter University to study history but I plan to defer a year and go travelling before I start. I would also like to train as a yoga teacher to follow my passion for yoga.