Lower Sixth Pupils Attend Personal Statement Workshop

On Tuesday, 13 June, we welcomed the Life Skills Company to campus to run our annual Personal Statement Workshop for the Lower Sixth. Karla Dicker, Deputy Director of The Life Skills Company, praised Lancing students for their fantastic work. The Life Skills Company is passionate about making a difference to the lives of young people and, just like us, is dedicated to helping them be their best and achieve their maximum potential.

It was a great morning in which Lower Sixth students demonstrated energetic enthusiasm and dedication to generating a first draft of their individual personal statement. It was lovely to chat with individual students about how to best showcase their great range of skills and experience to impress the university admissions tutor. Students know this is a journey and therefore can use the personalised action plan they built in the session to help them improve upon this first draft.

Karla Dicker, Deputy Director, The Life Skills Company

 This workshop is organised annually by our fabulous Head of Sixth Form, Tim Grant.

The Lower Sixth kick-started the university application process early with a Personal Statement workshop; they were guided through the top ‘dos and don’ts’ and asked themselves some probing questions about their future paths…

Tim Grant, Head of Sixth Form

Students were encouraged to find their voices, and themselves, prior to eloquently sharing their words with universities. The day provided both learning and reflective opportunities, allowing our pupils to feel confident and empowered with their next steps. 

The personal statement workshop was very helpful. It gave a clear, concise structure to work from and a good starting draft. I enjoyed it and thought it went well. It has helped me organise my thoughts and determine what my next steps are.

Ash S, Manor House

The day was incredibly insightful, helping me and many others gain a deeper understanding of how a statement should be structured. Split into five major sections, it was easy to digest, and the well-timed quick breaks alongside one long one made it a lot easier to focus.

Kayleb M, Saints’ House