Fredrika Persson - Year 13
I joined Ashcroft Academy in September, moving from a girls’ school in Surrey after GCSEs. The welcome here has been great and I am pleased to belong to this diverse and vibrant academy. So far Ashcroft has provided me with a strong educating/working environment combined with a raft of other challenges and opportunities which I have embraced, from receiving a scholarship for a coding course to being part of the rowing club. I am one of twenty students in my year at Ashcroft studying the IB diploma. My subjects are Higher Level: English, Chemistry, Physics and Standard Level: Economics, Maths and Spanish.
I enjoy studying a broad range of subjects as it keeps my academic options open and well informed. By nature I am quite an adventurous and curious person, hoping to never miss valuable experiences. I love new challenges and aspire to study an interdisciplinary degree, relating to the Natural Sciences at a top university in either the UK, America or Sweden. Specifically I would like to go into areas of pioneering research in medical science. This ambition of mine was cultivated at a young age and led me to participate in a medical research trip with UCL and Duke University to the Everest region. I believe that a lively and dynamic approach to learning engenders creativity. As Head Student I will encourage conscientious behaviour and intellectual curiosity so that Ashcroft students are able to pursue their interests and achieve their goals.