Hattie Audaer, 22 and from Windsor, returned to the all-ability LVS Ascot school – representing Elevate Education – to give advice to Year 13 students on developing clarity around revision and how to approach studies. Her ‘Ace Your Exams’ presentation covered revision techniques and how to manage stress effectively.
She said: “A lot of students are in the dark when it comes to the kind of revision they should be doing, which can culminate in feelings of stress and anxiety. My goal is to present study skills in an interesting and engaging way.”
After studying Philosophy, Psychology and Drama A Levels at LVS Ascot, along with Spanish AS Level, Hattie went on to study Drama and Theatre Arts at Birmingham University, where she graduated last summer with a first-class honours degree. In October she began a Masters degree in Applied Theatre at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, with a view to working with children and adults with learning difficulties to help aid their communication and imagination.
Hattie said: “It was a pleasure to come back to LVS Ascot. The school really helped to shape me as an individual and I couldn’t be more grateful to my teachers who gave me a real passion for education. Without them I wouldn’t be in the position I am now”.
LVS Ascot Principal Christine Cunniffe said: “It was great to have Hattie back at the school. What better way to inspire our students to focus on their A-Levels and aim for the highest achievements they can than to be able to talk to a former student who was in their position a few years ago, has gone on to gain the best possible degree, and has a clear career goal?”