I have taught Biology for over 20 years, and still enjoy sharing my love of the subject with my A-level students. Teaching our highly motivated and enthusiastic students ensures that the job is constantly challenging and interesting. Exciting advances are being made in the field of Biology every day, so I read scientific magazines and books, and complete online courses to keep my subject knowledge up to date.
The best thing about Bosworth College is the people. Everyone works together to get the best out of each and every student, and to create its unique atmosphere; very challenging but also incredibly caring and friendly. As Director of University Admissions, I am proud of the achievements of our students, with so many gaining places in highly competitive universities both in the UK and overseas, and going on to study challenging courses such as Medicine, Law and Engineering.
As Assistant Principal, I work with a team of highly experienced staff to ensure our students are fully prepared for university applications. Offering individual advice and support is vital, helping students to make their application as strong as possible. All students are encouraged to take advantage of the extra academic events we offer, such as Maths Challenges, science Olympiads and an Extended Project Qualification. Our two-week ‘miniterm’ event in the summer term is focused on supporting university choices and applications. Students applying to Oxford or Cambridge, or Medical degrees, join our special support programmes at the start of their first year of A level.
We are always pleased to welcome previous Bosworth students back to talk to our current students. This year we have seen students who are studying at Oxford and Cambridge, plus a Pharmacy student studying at the University of East Anglia. We also have a thriving programme of visitors invited to share their expertise, for example;
- Various universities – including presentations from Imperial College London, University College London (UCL), LSE and the University of Southampton, and a visitor from Nottingham University to interview our Medicine applicants
- a local doctor and previous medical students who have run workshops on medicine and dentistry, and medical ethics
- a local research scientist who has delivered lectures on topics as diverse as genetics and string theory
- external interviewers to give realistic interview practice to our Oxbridge and Medicine students
Assistant Principal – Alison Lewis BA PGCE MA (Oxon)