“Achieving a bursary with the Ogden Trust meant that I could carry out my A Levels at BGS. The school made me realise my full educational potential and the opportunities were endless.”
Meet Elizabeth Crolla
“I was a Sixth Form student at BGS from 2002. I chose A Levels which I enjoyed rather than those which were necessary for a particular University course.
At this point, I didn’t have a definite career plan and so I felt choosing subjects which were stimulating was more important.
I was keen to involve myself in extra-curricular activities, both for enjoyment and also to meet new people. My involvement with the netball team meant that I was chosen to go on a tour to South Africa. This phenomenal experience gave me the opportunity to improve my skills in netball whilst competing against fellow South African students. I was also able to visit beautiful destinations as well as tasting beautiful cuisine.
My other interests were performing. I was part of several productions during my time at BGS, with the most memorable being the ‘Beatles’ concert and ‘Oliver’ the Musical.
What support did you receive to attend BGS?
“My place was funded by an Ogden Trust Bursary and without this I would not have been able to fund this place.
For this reason, I was extremely appreciative of my place and this meant I was prepared for hard work. I made the most of the many opportunities which were offered.
Achieving a bursary with the Ogden Trust meant that I could carry out my A Levels at BGS. The school made me realise my full educational potential and the opportunities were endless.
How did BGS prepare you for work/study?
“By seeing the success of hard working fellow students, it gave me the confidence and passion to aim high.
The school embedded formalities and traditions as part of the working day. This environment encouraged students to conduct themselves professionally and was a platform for success in future careers.
What is your biggest achievement to date?
“My biggest achievement was getting into medical school and following my success at A Level, I went on to attain MBChB at Liverpool Medical School.
My medical career started as a Foundation Doctor and I chose to continue my training in core medicine. My interest in Oncology started during these first four years and I am now a training Clinical Oncologist in Merseyside.
“By seeing the success of hard working fellow students, it gave me the confidence and passion to aim high.”