Sixth Form
Extra Curricular

Flooding Your Personal Statement

Getting your A levels to get into the University of your choice is only part of the solution. Gaining the right place at your chosen university also requires you to put in the effort outside of the classroom to pad out your Personal Statement. Here are some extracurricular activities that will help you find the right University in the future.

Get Involved with your Student Community

Joining a student community or organisation is a great way to meet like-minded people. By joining a student community, you’ll have the chance to take on organisational and representative roles that can help your Personal Statement.

Volunteering

An easy way to make your Personal Statement more impressive, make friends and make a difference is by volunteering. Many agencies take on volunteers and there will also be volunteer opportunities at Moorland. Volunteer work looks excellent on your Personal Statement as it throws you into many tasks you wouldn’t usually do, such as cooking, gardening or even customer service.

This way you demonstrate that you’re able to learn new and transferrable skills. Volunteering also gives you the opportunity to build a network; possibly even in the field you plan to start your career in.

Join a Sporting Team

No employer wants to hire someone without a personality or interests. Sport is a good way to showcase your other skills and it also shows that you’re happy to give things a go. Think about signing up with a local netball, football/soccer, tennis, rugby or hockey team, either in the local community or on campus. Getting involved with sports will show that you have teamwork skills, commitment and endurance.

Leadership

Leadership in extracurricular activities can take many forms: designing the set of a play, being section leader in the band, organizing a fund raiser, starting a club related to the activity, designing a group’s website, or, of course, serving as a mentor for a student.

Awards:

  • Duke of Edinburgh
  • Eco Schools
  • ISA
  • ISI

Any of these extra-curricular activities will teach you valuable skills for future employment. And they look great on your Personal Statement because it shows you’re a well-rounded and interesting person!