Jessica | Portsmouth High School


A level subjects – Mathematics, Spanish, Psychology and Extended Project Qualification (EPQ)

I have been at PHS since Reception class and I am now in the Sixth Form.  The school continues to support me through both my achievements and challenges.

Numerous opportunities in the Sixth Form encourage us to be independent and responsible. The Extended Project Qualification allows us to informally research a topic of our choice, giving us skills that we can take away to university.

There are many leadership opportunities available in the Sixth Form which have allowed me to develop further as a person, giving me more confidence and improving my social skills. Through being the Senior Prefect for Marketing, I have enjoyed organising tours, meeting new people and of course promoting the school. As well as being an Academic Scholar, I enjoy playing sport and also getting involved with House events such as House Music, Drama and Sports Day as I am a Deputy House Captain.

I have also had the opportunity to complete The Gold Duke of Edinburgh Award’s in the Sixth Form after completing Bronze and Silver lower down the school. The Gold Award has undoubtedly been challenging, but it has taught me so much about myself and has also allowed me to develop my confidence, showing me that through determination, perseverance and self-belief you really can complete anything and succeed.

Undoubtedly, one of the school’s greatest qualities is the friendly, family like atmosphere and the support we get, both pastorally and academically. Whatever challenges confront you at PHS there is always someone there to talk and help you. I wouldn’t have achieved what I have without the constant support from my teachers and other staff members; they are always enthusiastic, positive and inspire me to work harder each day and do the best that I can, to reach my full potential.