Brooke

Former A Level Law, History and Sociology student Brooke talks about her experience at Callywith and studying LLB Law at University of Lincoln.

Previous school: Liskeard School and Community College

Courses studied: A Level Law, History and Sociology

Extra activities: Academic Academy 

Progression: LLB Law - University of Lincoln
 

How did Callywith support you in your application to university?

I decided to choose Law at Uni due to the way in which my lecturer, Charlotte, taught the subject at Callywith. At the beginning of my time at the College, I found that I was stuck between studying Law and History. However, after a few months of studying Law at AS, I knew that Law was the right choice for me. The broad subject content that we covered gave me an insight into what I might have been studying at Uni. Tort Law really peaked my interest and due to covering it in such detail at Callywith, I was able to come to grasp with it more easily at Uni.

My time at Callywith also eased the transition from College to University, as being at college was a complete step up from being at Secondary School. Callywith provided a sense of responsibility, which is a main feature of University life, by giving students a little more freedom than they would do at a sixth form which is attached to their old Secondary School. This freedom helped me to feel independent and pushed me to take the step to find a University further away from the South of England.

How have your A Level studies helped you in your degree?

Studying History at A level helped my essay writing skills develop, due to our coursework having to be written in the style in which is expected at university level. Louise, my history teacher at the time, really supported me and taught me skills which I still use today for my essays at University. My sociology A level also helped me tremendously as it gave me a wider view on the world and the way in which society functions. I still use content Sociology, and it was extremely useful in an essay I had to do at the start of the year regarding gender roles in the judicial system. Both of my other A levels really contributed to the way in which I approach Law as a subject.

How are you finding your course / experience at university?

As typical and cheesy as it sounds, I am living my best life. I found that my course was wholeheartedly the right choice for me and university life on a whole is amazing. The whole university experience, so far, has really enabled me to step out of my comfort zone and develop a wide variety of skills which are applicable to everyday situations.

What are you hoping to do in the future?

In the future I hope to become a practicing Solicitor in Commercial or Medical Law.