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Say hello to Jemma, Dominic and Zaara, Year 13 students

As the 2021-2022 academic year comes to an end, we caught up with some of our Year 13 students to find out about their Xaverian experience!

Jemma Ward
High School: Chapel-en-le Frith High School
Subjects studied: English Language and Literature, History and Politics
Dominic Seymour
High School: Home educated
Subjects studied: Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics and Further Mathematics
Zaara Sharif
High School: Manchester High School for Girls
Subjects studied: Business, Criminology and Media Studies

Why did you choose to study at Xaverian?

Jemma: “I choose to study at Xaverian because of the diverse community and vast range of opportunities available.”

Zaara: “I was instantly drawn towards the diverse community and the great reputation!”

What has been your favourite subject?

Dominic: “Further Maths! I love that each lesson challenges me!”

Jemma: “Politics! It allows me to better understand and analyse the world around me.”

Zaara: “Criminology! It is so much fun and my teacher has been amazing!”

What has been your most memorable moment?

Jemma and Zaara: “Summer on Campus, getting to spend time outside with friends in the sun in between lessons. It is nice to see everyone coming together and enjoying themselves.”

Dominic: “Competing in the British Maths Olympiad Round One earlier this year!”

What has been your proudest moment?

Zaara: “I organised a fundraising event last year which raised over £1,000 for the MS Society.”

Dominic: “Receiving my offer to study Maths at the University of Oxford!”

Jemma: “When I got my mock grades. I felt my all of my hard work was paying off and I was consistently improving in all subjects.”

How has College helped you prepare for the future?

Dominic: “I have always felt incredibly supported by staff and other students – there is always someone to turn to, which is amazing. Xaverian really is a community where you are encouraged to believe in yourself and your abilities.”

If you could describe Xaverian in three words, what would they be?

Jemma: “Community, safe and opportunistic!”

Dominic: “Inspiring, friendly, fun!”

Zaara: “Memorable, challenging and interesting!”

As one of the largest providers of post-16 education in the region, Xaverian College offers exciting opportunities to over 2500 students. To find out more, visit Xaverian.ac.uk – Explore Your Future!

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