Hi, my name is Anjani, I am currently studying Economics (BA) and this is my Spark Academy story.
Where it all started – looking for tuition in Leicester
During my time in college, I studied Economics, Biology, and Chemistry at A level. I joined Spark Academy halfway through my first year at college, and this was because I was struggling with Chemistry and Biology. My initial career goal was to study veterinary medicine and become a vet surgeon – despite not having any pets of my own, I loved them. The requirements to study this course were very narrow; prediction of AAA at A-level and 5 weeks’ work experience in a mix of both clinic and equestrian farms. There was also a formal interview and psychometric tests. Not to mention, only 7 universities carry out this course all of which have strict policies of resubmissions if you get rejected the first time.
I knew I needed assistance
At college the subjects I was learning felt overwhelming with the amount of content I had to understand and learn. I began to search for tutors around my area and decided that Spark Academy would be the one for me. Their focus on Biology and Chemistry helped me decide because these subjects were key for the course I wanted to study at A-levels. I met with Mital and Gemma, who helped me significantly by explaining where I needed to improve and how to improve my science grades. All the little tips and in-depth teaching improved not only my grades but my confidence too.
What happened next
It wasn’t until just before my exams I decided to completely change the course I applied for at university. I changed it to Economics because I was unable to get placement for the Vet Medicine course. I was happy with my decision because I had a passion just as big for economics as I did for animals. The night before results day, I was unable to sleep so I stayed up waiting for my results to be revealed. I was nervous despite receiving an unconditional offer at DMU and having done my best – I was hoping my hard work paid off. I am currently in my second year of study and I do not regret choosing Economics. Not only do I learn about money circulation and markets but accounting, maths, and marketing too!
I encourage my friends and peers to choose Spark Academy when considering tuition in Leicester. One piece of advice I would give A-level students is to do as many past paper exam questions as possible, remembering to check answers against the mark scheme and record what topic areas they need to improve on.
I would recommend Spark Academy for sciences because the tutors are passionate about their teaching subjects.
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