Case Studies – Simran Debnath

Simran Debnath

Arkwright Scholar

School: King Edward VI High School for Girls

Subjects: Maths, Further Maths, Physics and Chemistry


What inspired you to study subjects within the field of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)?

My drive to become an engineer inspired me to study my chosen A levels. I like subjects that are thought provoking and a bit challenging, so I knew this combination would be interesting. Additionally, these were my favourite subjects at GCSE level, so I was more excited at the aspect of studying them at A level than some of the other subjects.

Which subject do you enjoy the most and why?

In Maths and Physics, I see so many connections and overlaps between the two subjects and how they are actively applied in the real world, which is a lot more fascinating than learning things on a theoretical basis. These subjects are very practical and require a certain amount of problem solving, which I quite like. However, it can be brain taxing, but it makes you feel a lot more accomplished when you finally do get to the answer. Furthermore, I really enjoy experiments and understanding how and why things work the way they do, which is how I’ve been inspired to study Engineering at a higher level.

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