Alicja "inspired to go for it"
Before I came to Tallis 6th Form I was a bit of a blaggard. I got away with doing a minimum of work despite a natural interest in music, art, dance, literature and language. The teaching ethos in my secondary school wasn’t the most inspiring and I was keen to change schools for Sixth Form.
I heard about Tallis through a friend and went for an interview. Immediately I liked the atmosphere and felt that it was a real place with its students’ interests at heart, so my choice was made, Tallis it is.
I took English, French, Art and Philosophy for A-Level. I was surprised at how much my teachers encouraged and pushed me to do my best. Although I was still doing a fair bit of blagging I was couldn’t deny that I was getting a lot of intellectual stimulation in my classes, developing skills in essay writing, structure of arguments, oil painting and languages, and overall enjoying my classes thanks to the teachers’ commitment. I joined an after-school Conga group where I discovered the power of community music, Afro-style.
Both academically and socially life at Tallis was cool, teachers were on a level and the vibe was open, friendly and real.