Head Student Team
Sam Blackman, Head Boy
“Currently, I am studying: History, English Literature, Sociology, and Spanish and after leaving The Cotswold School I hope to go on to university and read History and Politics in a joint honours degree. I would be overjoyed to be able to do so at Oxford University, although I would also be equally ecstatic at the opportunity to do so at Exeter or Bristol – which I am also looking into the logistics of.”
Why did you put yourself forward for Head Boy? “It’s to do with the challenging aspect of the achievement as well as the subsequent challenges of the role. I saw an opportunity to test the limits of my ability to sell myself as a political figure and it seems that it has paid off. I know that the initial challenge was manifested in receiving the role, but I am equally conscious that – for the next year – it will be an unrelenting barrage of trials for me to pass through (with the help of the team) with the aim of the betterment of our Sixth Form. I guess when you get to the crux of it all, I applied in order to examine my ability to lead and – ultimately – to change the community I have grown up in.”
Eva Shoemark, Head Girl
“I am studying PE, Geography, Psychology and Sociology and I intend on going to university to study something related to sport or psychology.
I put myself forward for Head Girl as I felt I was confident enough to make the most of the role and felt as though I was approachable for students.
I intend to bring a more chilled atmosphere to the Sixth Form so that work load isn’t the only focus and students have a more organised, stress-free experience. Also I would like students to feel they can speak to me so I can transfer ideas from pupils to the staff to make School life better for all students.”
Beth Hill, Deputy Head Girl
“I am studying Drama, English Literature, History and Psychology at A Level and once I leave The Cotswold School I plan to do psychology at university. I put myself forward for the role because I have always wanted to do it and I wanted to be a good role model for pupils in the School, as well as helping organise events for the Sixth Form and the rest of the School.”