Karam Sandhu | Sixthform Blog

I think after seven years at Handsworth, it’s safe to say that I’m a true Handsworth girl and this week was as busy as any other in the school year. After celebrating my 18th birthday at the beginning of the week it gave me a chance to reflect on how much KEHS has been such a large part of my life so far. It made me realise how much I enjoy day to day life within Sixth Form in addition to celebrating with my friends inside and outside of school!

Last week I began my responsibilities of being a Senior House Captain for my house Cavell as I had to lead the first house assembly of the year. Although quite a daunting experience at first I thoroughly enjoyed informing fellow Cavellions of our results from house events and encouraging people to get involved with a range of upcoming competitions from house netball to house masterchef where people are trying to win valuable points for their houses. Alongside this we told our fresh and new Year 7 recruits all about Edith Cavell and her work as a British nurse in Belgium during the First World War and why she is such a prominent female role model. I am very excited to represent and lead Cavell this year and it would be a privilege to hold the house shield at Speech Day.

The word that every Sixth Former doesn’t like to hear is UCAS. I am currently in the process of refining and reviewing my personal statement for my application. My teachers have been very helpful with giving me tips and constructive advice to improve my statement and none of them hesitate to see how they can best help you. I have finalised my university choices and will soon be submitting my application. The process can seem very time consuming however it’s all working towards my dream of studying at a higher level at university but maybe not looking forward to beans on toast for dinner!

A lovely end to the week was the Macmillian Coffee Morning and Dahlicious Day; both very successful events that raised a lot of money for the charities.