Ros joined Prior’s Field at 16 and became a weekly boarder, which allowed her to develop her self-sufficiency before she plunged into full time living, away from home. The day after collecting her A-Level results, Rosalind Fomin flew to Canada to take up an unconditional offer to study engineering.
Studying A-Levels in Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics, the former weekly boarder also took on the challenge of – ultimately gaining full marks in – an EPQ, on the topic of the gender inequality within today’s engineering profession. Whilst Rosalind considered careers in medicine and architecture, she opted for engineering as it will “allow me to pursue my interests, be able to run my own business and work globally with a variety of people”. Before going on study leave in May, Rosalind masterminded a ‘Give Back Day’ as a thank you to the whole school community for the experience of Prior’s Field: every single member of staff received a handwritten thank you card and the Sixth Form organised lunch on the field, with fair style attractions including bouncy castle, stocks and candy floss. It was a wonderfully Prior’s Field occasion.
Day Girl Rose headed to UCL to study Neuroscience. She joined Prior’s Field at the age of 11 from St Hilary’s School in Godalming.
In the Sixth Form, she studied Chemistry, Biology and Religious Studies A-Levels, loving the latter and also wanting to pursue a medical career. She took on the additional challenge of an EPQ (Extended Project Qualification), researching the area of endocrine treatment for oestrogen receptor positive breast cancer. Highly regarded by universities, EPQs represent a minimum of 90 hours work on top of A-Levels, demanding intensive research linked to the pupil’s intended degree. Rose also rowed for Guildford Rowing Club and played the violin and flute.
Saskia began at Prior’s Field in the Fourth Form, having previously been at school in Singapore.
Opting for four A-Levels, she took Biology, Chemistry, Geography and Religious Studies at A2, achieving two A*s and two As. Originally considering a medical or veterinary sciences degree, she has since decided to pursue her passion which is for Geography. She is heading to Durham in September and currently is thinking of a career in Volcanology.
Beyond the classroom, Saskia enjoys horse riding – and works as a trainee instructor at a local stables. She also sings in a heavy rock band and is lead singer with the British School of Rock, Guildford.
Victoria joined Prior’s Field in Year 7, prior which she was in Waverley Abbey Junior School. She then left to pursue a degree in Arabic and Spanish at her first choice university, Leeds. Balancing her responsibilities as a Deputy Head Girl in the year 2016, Victoria took French, Spanish and Religious Studies A-Levels and successfully completed an EPQ.
Having some basic French on arrival at Prior’s Field, she discovered a real ear and passion for foreign languages and interest in different cultures. In the future, she hopes to use these skills in her working life, perhaps at the UN. Outside studies, Drama is a hobby and in 2015, Victoria achieved her Gold LAMDA.
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