Former A level French, English Literature and Media Studies student Kyle talks about his experience at Callywith and studying French at University of London Institute in Paris.

Previous School: Saltash School

Courses studied: A Level French, English Literature and Media Studies

Progression: French - University of London Institute in Paris

How are you finding your course/experience at university?

I really had the best time of my life being at uni. Obviously, the course is super important and I feel like I learnt so much in my field, but it’s the whole uni experience which I think can teach you an equal amount. I feel so lucky to have been able to call Paris my home for three years, having met some amazing people and to have had so many unforgettable experiences.

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

Having spoken to my friends at university I feel as though I’ve had the upper hand by studying at Callywith. One of the things I liked the most about Callywith was how grown up the students are treated. Having experienced university as well, I feel as though there was a very small jump between Callywith and my university now.

Callywith is an amazing place to find support for university. In terms of applications and interviews, the staff couldn’t have been more helpful in preparing us and guiding us through the process!

What do you enjoy in particular about studying French?

I loved my courses at Callywith, I studied French, English Literature and Media Studies. I loved all three of them and had amazing lecturers! Studying French at Callywith cemented the fact I was going to study French at university, the topics we learnt about made the subject appeal to me so much! 

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

I’ve used elements of all three of the subjects I studied at Callywith at university, even having studied Media and English Literature has really helped me with what I’m studying now.

What are you hoping to do in the future?

I’m currently studying a masters degree at Coventry University in Automotive Journalism which is a pretty niche degree being the only one of its kind in the world. I am hoping to go on to get a job in something like PR or magazine editing focusing on the automotive industry.