Our thoughtful theologian
Noah plans to read theology and religion at the University of Durham. He has been at Westminster City School since Year 7 and is completing A Levels in English Literature, History and Religious Studies. Noah lives in Wandsworth.
“As an undergraduate, I want to study theology and religion because I have always been intrigued by the big questions to do with human existence. I have always wondered both how we are here, and why we are here.
“I applied to the University of Durham because it is a prestigious institution with a great theology department. All my university applications were to institutions outside of London because I want a new experience and to move away from a place that I am familiar with.
“Westminster City School’s Sixth Form provides a great working environment that allows students to thrive and succeed. The teachers always want the best for you and all endeavour to motivate you in achieving your goals.
“After university, I wish to do a law conversion course and then work for a magic circle law firm. Westminster City School’s Sixth Form has given me some great work experience opportunities, as well as helping me attend open days at law firms like Clifford Chance. This has all ensured that I understand the type of law that I wish to study, and the type of lawyer that I wish to be, in the future.”
A Russell Group university, Durham has been placed in the top 100 universities in the world in both the THE and QS rankings. The University’s estate includes 63 listed buildings, like the eleventh-century Durham Castle and a 1930s Art Deco chapel. Durham alumni have made significant contributions in the fields of government, law, science, academia, business, arts, journalism, and sport, and include Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury, presenters like Gabby Logan, Kate Silverton and Jeremy Vine, and sports stars Will Carling and Andrew Strauss.
The majority of our Year 13 have applied to start university in autumn 2021, receiving offers across a range of courses and institutions, both in and out of London. We have been so inspired by the hard work of our sixth formers during this unprecedented time in modern history and, over the coming weeks, will feature many of them talking about their exciting journey towards university.