My teachers have all inspired me, provided me with confidence, and helped me realise my academic potential. I am also very grateful for all the support I have received from my family. I always knew I wanted to join John Leggott College, especially for the A Level Economics programme but the college is so much more than that, the A*spire programme is fantastic and the independence we receive whilst belonging to a community. JLC has also been so responsive over the last year, right from the beginning of the pandemic. They have reflected and adapted quickly to virtual teaching and have been ahead of the game, if not on par with private schools with extensive resources available. Learning virtually is not what I envisioned when joining the college, but it has also taught me to be more independent – a useful skill for university.