How Queen’s College Helped 18-Year-Old Boarder Franky G Conquer Academics and Life

How Queen’s College Helped 18-Year-Old Boarder Franky G Conquer Academics and Life

Posted: 1st February 2024

From boarding house leader to national cross-country runner, Franky G is not your average Sixth Former. Franky’s family is a Forces family, based in Exeter, they stumbled upon Queen’s College thanks to a neighbour’s recommendation, and seven years later, he has become a whirlwind of achievement and leadership, leaving an indelible mark on the school community.

Queen’s, in Franky’s own words, is a vibrant tapestry of “academic support, opportunities  and a strong community feel.”

As Head of the Senior Boys Boarding house and French (day house), he orchestrates house events, from rousing singing competitions to adrenaline-pumping sports matches.

Franky’s energy spills far beyond the confines of the boarding house. As a 1st team hockey player and national cross-country runner, he thrives on physical challenges. Whether sprinting on the track or conquering the 45-mile Ten Tors trek (with an ambitious 55-miler lined up for this year), Franky never hesitates to push his limits.

Yet, his talents extend beyond the athletic field. His culinary skills landed him in the South West Chef of the Year finals, proving he is as comfortable wielding a whisk as a hockey stick.

Franky loves to entertain, creating and leading events like “Boarders Got Talent” and fostering creativity through Lego building competitions. However, Franky’s leadership is not limited to fun and games. He spearheads charity drives, raising both awareness and funds for causes like cancer research and environmental initiatives. Whether organising litter picks or eco-friendly awareness days, Franky acts as a role model for other boys in the school.

University beckons Franky next year, with an offer from Plymouth to study Events Management – evidently a proficient skill Franky portrays.

Academically, Franky shines in Geography, Sociology, and Food Technology, fuelled by Queen’s unwavering support. “Queen’s pushes me to work to my potential,” he says, highlighting the school’s commitment to nurturing diverse talents.

When asked why a young person should choose Queen’s, Franky’s answer is clear: “It’s the perfect environment to excel in whatever interests you. You’ll find support, encouragement, and a chance to truly thrive.”

This summer, Franky will lead the “Boarders Got Talent” once more, grace the annual Sixth Formers black tie Summer Ball with his presence, and conquer the gruelling 55-mile Ten Tors. All rites of passage at Queen’s. Throughout it all, one thing is certain: Franky G will leave his mark on Queen’s, inspiring others with his boundless energy, leadership, and infectious enthusiasm.

This “impressive young man,” as his teachers rightly call him, is a testament to the transformative power of Queen’s College and the limitless potential that lies within each student.

At  Queen’s College Sixth Form, you’ll discover more than just a school, you’ll find a launch pad for your future. Flexi-board your way to success: the unique programme bridges the gap between school and university, seamlessly blending a robust academic education with the invaluable experience of living away from home. Achieve incredible grades under the guidance of dedicated teachers and small class sizes, build a stellar CV through a diverse range of co-curricular activities, and develop essential life skills that will set you apart at university. You will have fun and make friends for life.

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