From knew I had a passion for physics

From Da Vinci’s dream of flight six centuries ago, to the
Wright Brothers revolutionary creation of the first aircraft, to the first
manned space shuttle only half a century ago, the evolution of aeronautics has
been fascinating to say the least. The idea of creating and adding to the
timeline is enthralling to me. Aeronautics has always been about pushing the
boundaries of science and making what seemed impossible yesterday, a reality
today. I strive to push and challenge myself to extend my knowledge and break
the modern constraints set by pioneers in the engineering world. Elon Musk’s
idea of sending humans to Mars thrills me knowing the technology needed for
such an expedition is yet to be created and could be done by this generation of
engineers. The limitless potential of aeronautics shown by these innovatory
events has driven me to attempt another step on technical advancement.

From an early age I have been keen on mathematics and was
given the opportunity to do my GCSE in year 8 and achieved an A grade. I later
then joined a science club, STEM where the applications of physics were first
shown to me. I took keen interest in the technology and engineering side where
many educational trips occurred, for instance I went to Kingston University
where there were many activities including making a projectile and seeing how
far it will go using only air pressure. From these experiences I knew I had a
passion for physics and maths which drove me to select engineering as a subject
to do at GCSE level, where I completely grasped the structure of engineering and
the different types there were. What I relish most about the subject is the
creative freedom that enables successful engineers to create and build
significant structures needed in today’s society.

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My constant desire to push myself drove me to take part in
maths master classes, which took place in both Wilson Grammar School and
Imperial College over a two year period. These classes deepened my knowledge on
maths and broadened my scope of what limited knowledge I had and my wanting to
learn more. During my time there I took great interest in what the different
lectures had to say and the various sides of maths they had to bring
interesting me further, which then lead me to decide I had wanted to study
further mathematics at A level. Taking part in several math competitions,
representing my school in the process, gave me more confidence in mathematics
preparing me to apply my knowledge in university. I have pursued my interest in
engineering by taking part in brilliant aspirations, a program which allowed me
to understand engineering to a further degree. The program consisted of me
applying my understanding of physics and maths and working on a team to create
a hover craft, showing me the importance of teamwork when dividing up tasks to
do and creating a more efficient product. Recently I have also taken part in
the UK senior mathematical challenge and achieved a silver award, giving me an experience
to test my knowledge on problem solving.

Outside of school I enjoy playing basketball regularly and
swimming in a local leisure centre. Keeping myself active has ensured me to
stay resilient and self-disciplined where I can apply this to my studies. I
also keep up with regular basketball fixtures and support a team in my spare
time.

The capability of aeronautics systems is ever-growing and
something I want to be a part of given the opportunity at your university.