James Thompson celebrates his results

James Thompson celebrating his impressive results with Seaford's Head of History James GisbyCongratulations to James Thompson on his recent results (2 As and an A). James had found the exams hard so when he read his results he didn’t believe them “I didn’t think it was right. I was shocked but am so happy, ecstatic”. With a place secured at Birmingham to read History he is considering a career in Law or politics.

James is dyslexic and had always found school a struggle before coming to Seaford. Once here, the learning support helped him immensely “I never thought I was academic but the teachers here are great. They have taken me from someone who struggled and wasn’t confident to where I am now. It’s the safe atmosphere – it makes you feel like you are important and that translates into the academic”.

James took part in Young Enterprise whilst at Seaford. In the role of Sales Manager, he learnt how to talk to people. This skill developed as he explored debating with guidance from Mr Doy. “You can do anything here, regardless of ability. You are allowed to give it a go which is great”.

James believes that it was doing an EPQ that he developed his ability to write, research and reference, skills that will be so useful at University and throughout life. He said “During interviews, Universities were really interested – they want to hear all about it”. It’s opportunities like this that Seaford makes sure are open to students.

“I am sad to leave Seaford. I will miss seeing people every day. I’m actually a little jealous of those that will still be coming here and get to continue to use all the amazing facilities”.