Throughout my school career I have always loved chemistry. In Chemistry there was always a sense that there was more, there was always something new and exciting to be discovered and theories to be proven (or even disproven). Chemistry was the main subject with a real practical aspect to it during school and it is this, along with my genuine fascination with the subject, which fuels my desire to study it further.
I am currently taking Maths, Chemistry and Biology to Advanced Higher, all of which are challenging and stimulating subjects. They have all influenced me in different ways and were integral in my decision to pursue a degree in Chemical Engineering. They have also helped me obtain a foundation of core skills and extended knowledge to hopefully prepare me undertaking my desired degree. There is no doubt that Maths and chemistry have helped fine tune and advance my problem solving skills and think in a more logical manner, all of which I believe to be essential for this degree.
In my spare time I am working towards my Gold Duke of Edinburgh award, and at this point in time, the only things I still require to obtain this is volunteer work and my residential. I have already completed the expedition which I found to be a hard and grueling task; however, ultimately it was a rewarding and enlightening experience. It taught me that some things in life just have to be done - even if the reason is not always apparent - and there were important lessons in perseverance and overcoming obstacles that have helped me mature and develop as a young man.
I have completed the physical aspect of my Gold DoE award by playing in the school's basketball team for the past 3 years. This season we are off to a fantastic start having won 9 out of 10 games and my time in the basketball team has helped me to work in a team and has taught me in importance of hard work, dedication and commitment. I have received so much from my time in the basketball...