A FIRST-class honours student has returned to her former secondary school in Ascot to give advice on how to pass exams.

Ex-LVS Ascot pupil Hattie Audaer, 22, from Windsor, graduated from Birmingham University with a first-class degree in Drama and Theatre Arts last summer. She returned to her former school on behalf of Elevate Education to give advice to the current Year 13 students on developing good revision strategies and how to approach their studies.

Hattie, who studied Philosophy, Psychology and Drama A Levels at LVS Ascot, 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.

"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?”