Oscar Sharples

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Biography

I chose my subjects as they were the ones that interested me the most, and reading the descriptions of the courses on the Petroc website really helped me to solidify my decisions. I also decided to spend a third year at Petroc studying Politics in order to give me the knowledge to be able to apply for my dream course at university as I had not yet discovered my interest in politics when I first came to Petroc. This has made me much better prepared for university.

The lecturers at Petroc have been the biggest source of enjoyment for me. They have helped me fall in love with my subjects and engage with them beyond what is required at A-level.

I have an offer from the University of Cambridge to study Human, Social, and Political Sciences. After university, I plan to pursue a career either in the charity sector, with an NGO or possibly with the civil service.

My advice for anyone thinking about studying at Petroc is, choose which subjects interest you the most as this passion is what will motivate you throughout the course. Although academics are important, try your best to enjoy your time at Petroc as much as possible!

COURSE(S) STUDIED

A-level Politics, Psychology, Sociology, and Religious Studies

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The lecturers at Petroc have been the biggest source of enjoyment for me. They have helped me fall in love with my subjects and engage with them beyond what is required at A-level.