Former English Language, English Literature and Law student Sasha talks about her experience at Callywith and studying Comparative Literature at King’s College London.

Courses studied: A Level Law, English Language and English Literature

Extra Activites: Extended Project Qualification (EPQ)

Progression: Comparative Literature - King’s College London

How are you finding your course/experience at university?

Despite the fact that my first year hasn’t been what I expected, I’ve really enjoyed both university and London so far. Concentrating in online seminars has been challenging but if anything, the pre-recorded lectures have actually been a blessing. I chose to study Comparative Literature at King’s because I knew I would love living in London and I liked that the course focused on world literature. The opportunity to study abroad was also a big factor in deciding where I wanted to apply. 

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

At Callywith, I was lucky to have an incredible tutor who really helped me with the application process, especially with the endless drafts of my personal statement, and the freedom the college allowed us to have prepared me for the independence of university. 

How have your A Levels helped you in your degree?

Doing an Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) alongside studying Law, English Language and English Literature allowed me to develop my essay writing and gain a better understanding of what’s expected in terms of academic research, both of which are a huge part of my degree. 

What are you hoping to do in the future?

After my degree, I’m considering taking the GDL and becoming a barrister.