Having completed his undergraduate degree, the former Higham Lane School pupil has started a PGCE course, teaching Geography at his former secondary school and sixth form college. He said: “I hope my training year this year goes well, and I can say that this time next year I will be a newly qualified teacher, hopefully starting a job sharing my passion for geography.”
Long term, Jake aims to carry on teaching and hopefully head up a Geography department at a secondary school or sixth form college. “If or when the time arises, I would love to take the opportunity to travel and explore some of the places I have always wanted to visit,” he added.
Jake achieved First Class Honours in his degree. “It feels like all the hard work and the extra hours have all paid off and I am just so pleased with it. It gives me great confidence for the future ahead,” he said.
Jake said studying during the pandemic had been really hard and he had found adapting to online learning really difficult, despite the lecturer’s best efforts “It was increasingly hard to maintain focus as we were so unsure what was going to happen, in relation to both assignments, coursework and university life,” he said. “Luckily, I had all the support from my amazing family and lived with some great lads at university that helped me to stay on track and achieve my best.”
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