Anashwara

Years at TGS:  2011-2018.

School honours: Academic Subject Leader for Physics and Prefect.

Clubs and societies: Debate Club, SAFE, West Kent Science Project, running STEM Club and the Upcycling Fashion Club.

Post school destination:  Masters in Aerospace Engineering with a Year in Industry, University of Nottingham.

Course Studied: Higher Level: Maths, Physics, Computer Science. Standard Level: English, Psychology, Ab Initio Japanese.

If you studied the IB Diploma, how has this helped in further study/your job?: It allowed me to study subjects I would never have been able to do if I had done A levels, such as Japanese and Psychology. It improved my time management skills and although I hated it at the time, studying Higher Level Maths has meant that my first year maths modules at University are easy. The extra opportunities I got through doing CAS also meant that I had a lot to talk about in interviews and personal statements, which helped set me apart from everyone else.

What did TGS 'give' you that has stayed with you throughout your life?: An ability to talk to anyone I meet, a well rounded education and some amazing memories over the 7 years.

Your top 3 memories of TGS?: Chairing the school's first Design and Performance Showcase in year 12, going to Malawi, Christmas Carol Concerts.

What would you tell someone thinking of studying at TGS?: take full advantage of the opportunities you get and the incredible teachers because you'll miss it all when you finish.

Where do you hope to be in 10 years’ time?: I hope to have graduated and have a job as an Intellectual Property Lawyer specialising in Aviation and Aerospace.

What 3 words would you use to describe yourself?: Perfectionist, ambitious and confident.

The most inspirational place you've been?: Malawi.

When you were young, what did you want to be when you grew up?:  A Spy!

Favourite book of all time?: The Fall by Albert Camus.