Biology Personal Statement
I had a passion for Biology from a young age as my grandfather used to be a Biology teacher and I really enjoyed reading and looking through his textbooks when I was a child. He is the person who first introduced me to the world of natural sciences and inspired me to further explore that field of study. Since then I have always wanted to further my knowledge in all things biological.
While undertaking my Biology A-level I discovered that I am most interested in cellular and human biology. I am fascinated by the way cells and the body function. I wish to take this course to enable me to develop scientific skills that will provide me with a greater understanding of the body and factors that affect it.
I am studying Psychology at A-Level and I studied Chemistry at A/S level. The practical element of my Chemistry course involved an understanding of procedures and precautions necessary throughout all science-based experiments; I feel that this understanding will improve my ability in practical elements of the course. Working as part of a group in Psychology has enabled me to develop as a person and learn to share my ideas which I feel is useful because I can work with other people effectively.
History has also been a passion of mine, and I am taking the A/S History course to broaden my knowledge skills. My History course has enabled me to increase my essay writing skills and has shown me how to think logically. Overall my A level courses aim to increase my evaluation skills which I feel is important as it has helped me to form balanced views.
I can claim that I am a well-organized person and I always manage to find time for my diverse interests. While in Sixth Form, I worked part-time in a hotel as a food and beverage assistant and I gained useful experience. This improved my organizational skills because my position involved creating work schedules. My job meant that I also learnt how to handle stressful situations without causing further problems. Working as part of a team and serving members of the public has also improved my social skills, making me more confident when working with
others which is important in my chosen career.
I am keen on sports and outdoor pursuits and I have enjoyed a range of activities from countryside walks to swimming and diving. I feel I would particularly enjoy the fieldwork the course offers.
I think all these skills will be very useful for a degree course and will help me adapt to the new environment. I wish to study at university, not only for the knowledge that I will gain from the course, but also for the experience university life has to offer.
During my two years within the Sixth Form I have participated in various activities. For example, I represented the college at an open day, took part in a crime convention, participated in a blood donation scheme, helped to integrate new children to the school and did work experience for the Society for the Blind. These activities meant that I had to be confident, approachable
and polite. I feel these are characteristics that will enable me to get involved with student life at university.
My ambition is to participate in conservation work abroad, before gaining experience in a career based in this area, such as teaching. I feel the experience outlined above and the knowledge I will gain from the course will enable me to achieve this ambition.
At present, I am putting most of my effort into achieving the best grades in my A Levels to allow me to reach the next target in my education. I understand that university life will be very challenging, but I am confident that it will give me the best chance to achieve my potential, and lead the way forward to a successful career.
This personal statement was written by vm3 for application in 2009.
Personally, i do think my statement is great :)