In the 2020/21 school year, Freddy took part in the Future Frontiers coaching sessions whilst in Year 10. Now in the final year of his GCSEs, we are supporting Freddy to select and apply for post-16 courses which fit his aspirations and potential.
Following his careers workshop and interview, Freddy reflected on his experience of the programme.
“Before the coaching sessions in Year 10, I was pretty confident in knowing what I wanted to do career wise but I didn’t know how to get there.
I’ve always wanted to be in the emergency services. There’s a long history of people in my family who do that, so since day one I’ve known what I wanted to do. If you’d asked me how to get there before, I wouldn't have had a clue, but because of the one-to-one sessions I was able to understand what grades I need to get and what courses to do.
"I now know how to apply to college or sixth form and I have a plan of what I need to do to get there."
I enjoyed my career interview - it was fun and I learnt a lot. I now know how to apply to college or sixth form and I have a plan of what I need to do to get there.
I now have action plans for what to do after I finish this year. I want to study a Level 3 BTEC course in Uniformed Protective Services at college and have a back-up plan to study a Level 2 BTEC in Public Services, depending on what grades I get. After that, I want to either go straight into employment in the uniformed service or go to university to get a degree in forensic psychology.
I’m excited and confident that I can pass my exams and get the grades I need so I can do what I want to do.
"The programme has been very helpful because now I know what I need to do to achieve what I want in the future."
I would say my attitude towards my learning has changed. I didn’t really like school and felt like I was just there to get it over with. Now, in terms of achieving, I am pretty confident because if I want to do something, I will put my mind to it and do it.
I want to say a big thank you. This programme has been very helpful because now I know what I need to do to achieve what I want to do in the future."
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