Our next alumnae profile to celebrate 20 Years of Girl’s at King’s focuses on 2013 leaver Emily Moss.
Emily joined King’s in 2006 and went on to study Biology, Chemistry, Maths, English and French at A Level. After leaving King’s, Emily had a gap year in Bordeaux, followed by a BA in Linguistics at UCL with a year studying abroad in Strasbourg, France.
Emily is currently living in London whilst undertaking a Masters in Applied Linguistics at UCL and working part-time as an English as a Second Language (ESL) teacher. In what spare time Emily has, she enjoys playing sport.
What is your favourite memory from your time at King’s?
As every other person has said, there are too many good memories to list. However ones that instantly came to mind were jovial form times with Mr Canty and Mr Morris and netball afternoons with Mrs Jones. I often wish I could go back to these moments.
Who was your most influential teacher?
Cunningly managed to name check three in the question above leaving me a little less guilt-ridden with this question… Due to the fact I ended up in France for two of my first four years after leaving King’s, Madame Vergnaud, whom I called my second mother and who taught me every year from Shells to U6, wins that accolade. However, I would not be the person I am today without Mrs Gareh and Dr McMahon. Neither of them taught me for more than a year or two but their guidance outside the classroom was more important than I realised at the time.
What advice would you offer current students who may be interested in a similar path to yours?
Never ignore an opportunity because you don’t think it is relevant to your field. Every bit of work experience I did through school featured at some point on an application to university, to another job or for a scholarship. Everything is a stepping stone.
What is your ultimate ambition?
Not my ultimate one, but an ambition I’ve had since my King’s days is to establish a scholarship or work experience placement so more students can benefit in the way I did.
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