So here is the rundown of the last two years...
I got my GCSE results:
- 1 A* in Religious Studies
- 1 A in English Language
- 4 B's in Maths, Psychology, Geography and English Literature
- 4 C's in Science, Additional Science, Drama, ICT
I was, and still am, really proud of these results. I worked so hard and overcame many obstacles to achieve those grades. High school was always a bit lonely for me as a deaf person and sometimes overwhelming when in a noisy class of 30! So I was really excited to go to Mary Hare where I could embrace being in a deaf friendly environment.
I can still remember my first day like yesterday it was on 27th August just after the Bank Holiday. Just 10 minutes into the journey we had to stop because I was stressing as I had got chocolate down my top and I wanted to make a good first impression, so we had to wash it off! I was so nervous to see old faces and meet new ones, everyone will tell you just how shy I was. My parents helped me get my room all set up (the room was really nice!) and I hated it when they went and cried, only because mum set me off. For the first few months I was SO homesick, I had second thoughts about staying at Mary Hare and I was always found in my room. I missed my parents so much. But after the first few months the homesickness subsided and I began to immerse myself into everything.
Over the last two years, I have grown socially and academically. I have made a close circle of friends who I now miss dearly. We often went out for meals together, shopping, had film nights and lots of girly gossip! I had more of a social life at Mary Hare than I ever did in my 13 years of mainstream. The one thing that everyone relied on me for was ordering their takeaways as I could hear well on the phone, hence why I ended up calling Dominos about 3 or 4 times a night! So I can only imagine their profits will go down now I've left!
I recently got my A Level results and I got...
- 1 B in Psychology
- 1 C in Religious Studies
- 1 Merit in Health and Social care
I have also become a member of the National Deaf Children's Society (NDCS) Youth Advisory Board (YAB). I worked alongside 17 other deaf people and discussed issues that we felt affected deaf young people and we also gave NDCS feedback on their work. I even attended the Conservative party conference in September 2014 and met lots of MP's even the Disability Minister- it was an amazing experience!
I am now an adult (sort of!), currently learning to drive, more confident and very excited to start my new job supporting a deaf student. So what a great 2 years it has been, one chapter has ended and onto the next one..