Former A level French, Spanish, Geography and Philosophy student Cain talks about his experience at Callywith and studying Applied Languages at Portsmouth University.

Previous School: Wadebridge School

Courses studied: A level French, Spanish, Geography and Philosophy of Religion & Ethics

Extra Activites: Gold Duke of Edinburgh & Rugby Academy 

Progression:  Applied Languages - Portsmouth University

How are you finding your course/experience at university?

I am hugely enjoying my course at University, both in and out of lockdown. I’ve studied a wide range of modules including Arabic, Translation and Interpreting, Forensic Linguistics and Clinical linguistics.

How did your time at Callywith influence and support your choice of/transition to university?

My time at Callywith College facilitated my objective to pursue languages and teaching helped me to choose the right practical based language degree for me. All the lecturers were very motivated and committed to their roles, which I valued and believe I benefited from. 

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

I particularly enjoyed how student focused the courses were at Callywith, it helped with the transition from school to uni. I liked the change in approach i.e a more adult environment. Callywith also has greater opportunities such as Gold Duke of Edinburgh which I completed in my second year as well as sports academies.

What are you hoping to do in the future?

In the future I hope to have a career in International relations and security.