I get to know my students first and look to see where their strength and weaknesses are, before tailoring learning materials to them. I produce study materials that fit with their learning styles so that the students can remember the content well and be confident in their knowledge.
I have competed at a national level in 4 sports (Swimming, Rugby league, Bowls and Lifesaving). I will be taking a Postgraduate Certificate in education as I have a passion to see and help students strive for academic success. I am currently studying Sports and Exercise Science with a large number of biology and PE-based modules.
Amy Farthing- Swansea University Undergraduate
Personal Interests and Goals
PE teaching has been a desirable career goal for a very long period of time, as it corresponds with my passion for sport and physical activity. From rugby league to swimming, many of my successes have come from secondary school age, becoming National Schools Rugby League champions in 2012 and 13 (year 9 and 10) and competing at nationals in swimming in my final GCSE year (2015), indicating, secondary school is where most sporting memories are formed.
June 2015- July 2015 Teaching Assistant at Sutton-at-home CoE Primary School
I engaged in a 3-week work experience placement at Sutton-at-Hone Church of England Primary School, after my GCSEs had finished. The placement was 2 weeks longer than a standard placement, so I got a deeper understanding of the teaching profession. It involved aiding the teacher with instructing a class of 20 9-year olds for 2 science lessons, marking bookwork and engaging with students with reading and explaining tasks on a one to one basis to students. I also ran supervised group reading sessions and facilitated guided learning within the class.
September 2017- April 2018 Building Maintainer at Tip-top Limited
Maintained 35 properties in the south-east and central London. Secured each property after cleaning and reported issues needing fixing. Responsibilities included ensuring properties were maintained to a high standard, implement health and safety practices and follow them correctly. The position required good physical fitness as it often required walking 50 flights of stairs and walking 10 kilometres each shift.
2018- Present Undergraduate at Swansea University
BSc Sports and Exercise Science (Second Year)
1st year average= 69.5% (First)
Second-year average= (First semester only) 79% (First)
Modules Include biomechanics (A, B, C, D), Human Anatomy, Exercise Physiology (A & B), Strength and Conditioning (1 & 2), Kianathropometry, Nutrition, Research Methods, Employability.
Each module above increased understanding of physiology in sport. In strength and conditioning, a scientific report was produced to analyse how the body reacted to recovery methods.
2016- 2017 A Levels at Leigh Technology Academy
3 A-Levels with Extended Project
B in Physical Education
C in Sociology
D in Biology
B in Extended Project Qualification (EPQ)
2010- 2015 GCSEs achieved at Leigh Technology Academy
13 GCSEs achieved
3 A’s (Textiles, Physical Education, Biology)
1 distinction (Information Technology)
9 B’s (Maths, Statistics, English Literature, English Language, Chemistry, Physics, Drama, Geography)
1 C (French)
September 2017 Swimming Assistant Level 1 Swim England
Swimming assistant (level 1 swimming teacher).
April 2016 Drivers Licence DVLA
Full, clean drivers Licence, 4 years.
Positions of Responsibility
September 2019- current Female Ambassador at Swansea University Swimming Team
I would support first-year students and those that are just starting to engage with swimming. I also support current students with pressure caused by hard training programmes. I have performed in 2 social media campaigns for the promotion of the team’s success. I have adapted leadership skills, learnt from being head girl and subject representative to guide and support peers, as well as be a role model.
September 2018- October 2019 Subject Representative at Swansea University
Collaborated with both staff and students at university as Subject representative. I was elected by students after assessing manifestos produced by each candidate. 2 other candidates came forward for role, but were outcompeted. In my time in the role, I attended 10 meetings to discuss class comments with lecturers, with further meetings with subject coordinators conducted monthly. The collaboration of both staff and students was incredibly important throughout. Being a Student Representative continued development of my skills, such as communication between staff and peers, public speaking and leadership, previously acquired as Head Girl.
September 2016- June 2017 Head girl at The Leigh Technology Academy
Elected as Head Girl at secondary school. The role entailed working with each student voice team (4 in total) and report back to vice-principal about suggestions from each college’s student voice. Scheduled Student Voice meetings would involve 15 students, from year 7-11, discussing current issues in school, as a result, school policies would be adopted or implemented. Coordinating tours around the school for guests and overseeing targeted meetings, such as a question and answer session for 50 students with Sky Sports presenter Georgie Bingham, aimed at increasing women’s contribution to sport.
• Fully proficient in Microsoft software.
• I can fully analyse data in SPSS statistics.
• I have established good verbal and non-verbal communication skills by playing rugby and being head girl.
• I am very patient with other individuals as I find I can pick up new information quickly, so would often spend time with several classmates helping them with content after school. I am naturally quite a caring individual.
• Leadership skills have been expanded through all 3 roles of responsibility and also partaking in 4 sports.
• Balancing full-time study at Swansea University and a high commitment to swimming enabled creation of good time management skills.
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