Success story - Joshua – from SFX to Birkbeck University

  • Name: Joshua
  • Course: Politics
  • Graduation year: 2014
  • University study: Law (LLB)
  • Former school

    St Thomas the Apostle College

  • What did you enjoy about your courses at SFX?

    I enjoyed the wide range of research opportunities that were available to me during my course.

  • What courses did you study and your grades?

    EPQ (A*) Sociology (B) Government and Politics (B) History (C)

  • Why did you choose SFX?

    As a Catholic, I wanted to go to a college where there was a strong faith community. SFX has that and this is at the heart of helping students become their better selves.

  • What did you like about SFX?

    SFX truly helped me to get into university. The tailored courses such as EPQ where the skills obtained such as independent learning, deadline management and dissertation style writing, places students at a great advantage to successfully meet the demands of higher education.

  • Did you take part in any extracurricular activities at SFX?

    I liked having access to the free gym. This helped me both physically and mentally in terms of managing the stressful periods whilst at college.

  • What are your plans for future career?

    When I complete my degree, I aspire to become an advocate for others. This involves undertaking a course called the BPTC which equips the student with the skills needed to become a barrister.

  • What is your advice to Year 11 students?

    Do something today, that your future self will thank you for. There is nothing better than laying the foundations today, through hard work & commitment, and reaping the rewards tomorrow.

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