Alex - Deputy Head Girl | Portsmouth High School

Alex – Deputy Head Girl

I joined Portsmouth High School in Year 3 and am now studying my A Levels.

I am doing chemistry, psychology and geography. I hope to work for the National Crime Agency (NCA) once I have obtained a degree at university. At one point I had an interest in becoming a pilot and as such I would love to pick a university that offers the opportunity to be a part of an air squadron. This way I can get a degree related to my interests in the NCA and learn to fly alongside it.

One of my biggest passions is sport, my favourites being netball and trampolining. I have competed at Nationals with my team in trampolining and have been a part of many netball matches and tournaments with school. I have recently joined Southsea rowing club and re-joined my old netball club. One of my best experiences was the netball trip I went on to Paris where we won the under 16s tournament as well as getting to go to Disneyland.

I have taken part in the Duke of Edinburgh award which has to be one of the most memorable experiences. I have completed bronze and silver, and by summer will hopefully have completed gold too.

The thing I love about Portsmouth High School is the confidence it gives you through a close-knit school community and the number of opportunities made available to each student. Since joining in Year 3 my confidence has grown significantly and this has allowed me to put myself forward for new clubs, to represent our school at events such as CoPS (Council of Portsmouth Students) or GDST sport rallies and to have the confidence to apply for new roles like school council, wellbeing ambassador and for a place on the Head Girl team.