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Our passionate psychologist

30 March 2021

Elizabeth plans to read psychology at the University of Nottingham. She joined our Sixth Form from Burntwood School and is completing A Levels in English Literature, History and Psychology. Elizabeth lives in Lambeth.

“My time in Westminster City School’s Sixth Form has exposed me to many different career options. Before starting my A Levels, I had wanted to become a forensic psychologist. However, by taking part in our Sixth Form’s Pathway to Policing and Criminology, I have been inspired to pursue a different career path.

“I have now applied to study psychology at Nottingham because I wish to be a therapist in the future and help those in need, especially people within minority groups due to the lack of BAME representation. The University of Nottingham offers a great mixture of academic and social life, plus it is far enough away that I can maintain my independence but still travel back to London easily. In addition, I have a keen interest in the different modules within Nottingham’s course and the year abroad opportunity that the institution offers.

“After my undergraduate degree, I would like to undergo further training and, from there, practice therapy. In the future, I hope to open up my own practice where I employ ethnic minorities and people from the LGBTQ+ community.

“I would tell a prospective student that Westminster City School’s Sixth Form is not only a place of learning, but of support and contentment. Teachers are available to help when you need it and fellow students make good friends.”

A Russell Group university, Nottingham was ranked eighth in the UK for research power following the last Research Excellence Framework. Notable alumni include Nobel Prize winners in Economics (Sir Clive Granger), in Psychology or Medicine (Sir Peter Mansfield), and in Physics (Andre Geim), plus writers DH Lawrence and John Peel, and actors Haydn Gwynne and Ruth Wilson. Deputy Chief Medical Officer for England, Jonathan Van-Tam, who has become familiar to many during the pandemic, graduated in medicine from Nottingham in 1987.

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.

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