Moving away from my home in Bulgaria and boarding in a British school in Spain since 14 has given me the opportunity to connect with multicultural and multilingual societies and enabled me to become trilingual.
For the past four years, I have both been challenged and given the amazing opportunity to discover and be part of the British educational system while also being away from home and building my personality into what I am today.
I believe that my continuous effort shown at school, was ultimately awarded by being given an offer to study Digital Culture BA at King’s College London, one of UK’s top universities, and completing the offer in August by received four “A” grades on my A-level subjects – English Literature, Economics, Media Studies, and Spanish, which I continuously thrived upon during the two-year Linear A-level course.
I came to the decision of doing A-Level English Literature not through my passion for reading books but through my interest in British historical context, developing strong, evidence supported arguments, and my profound, abstract thinking. Through engaging with the subject, I have developed not only my vocabulary but my philosophical thinking and the ability to present and defend my arguments. The significance of the financial world sparked my interest in Economics, since I came to a realisation that the world of today is a world of finance, where we constantly exchange currency, transfer money, borrow, and invest. Through engaging with complex economic theory, I’ve learnt principles which I try to apply in my everyday life, far beyond my A-level studies. Furthermore, “When you do something you love, you do it well.” – people have said. I started studying Spanish 5 years ago when I still lived in Bulgaria. I went to a bilingual school where I had 22 language classes a week. I was so busy I hardly had time to think about my other subjects, such as literature, maths and Bulgarian language. In the years I have not only learnt grammar, tenses and verb conjunctions; I have focused on Spanish history: Spain during the Franco Dictatorship regime, development of the Spanish villages and countryside in the 1900s, feminism in Spain and Spanish painters such as Picasso and Salvador Dali. Finally, to me, digital media is so much more than an A-level, it is a passion, an interest, a weapon which can be used for and against anything, and essentially, the field which I want to pursue a career in the near future. Through engaging with the subject at A-level, I came across contemporary concepts which drive today’s society, such as understanding how the digital goes beyond our screens, and how colours, signs, and shapes, unconsciously affect us.
Ultimately, I would like to offer my help and guidance to anyone in need, whose position I could easily relate to as I was a student, at times struggling with the workload at A-level, only four months ago. I thrived upon my ambition to succeed and allowed my subject choices to become the passion that drove me to keep on top of my studies. I have been tutoring students from younger year groups for the past two years of school, and it was essentially, one of the best experiences I’ve had, since I saw how my effort came into help to those who needed it.
If you have the power to help someone, do it, the world needs more of that. “Be the change you wish to see in the world” and help others grow, develop, and pursue what truly matter to them.