[Maryam Ahmed] Learning about things like how the brain works and just how people think and how we behave as a result of that is very interesting.
And it’s something that you can apply in all facets of life, I think.
So yeah that’s kind of the main reason why I chose to do psychology and really enjoyed it throughout the two years I did it.
My relationship with my psychology teacher was pretty strong and she got to know me very well and I made it clear that I want to do the best I possibly can in her class and she was very supportive.
She was willing to help me do the best I can, which I really appreciate.
[Sarah Woodhouse - VCE Psychology Teacher, Lowther Hall Anglican Grammar School] With Maryam, she’s one of the most amazing students that I have taught.
The thing I admired about her the most was how hard she was willing to work.
And then I thought well you know my role then is to support her as much as I can with that.
And find her as many resources as I can and just support her on that journey of her wanting to do really well.
[Maryam Ahmed] The Premier’s VCE Awards are not just a reflection of our own achievements as students.
A lot of credit goes to our teachers and our family who have supported us through that and I personally really think that this award reflects them, not just me.
[Sarah Woodhouse] I suppose I just don’t see it as a teaching role, it’s a support role.
You’re someone that they can come and talk to and it might not be about the work, it might be about how to study and what the best things they can put in place.
And I suppose be not only a teacher but a friend and someone that they can rely on.
[Maryam Ahmed] So, obviously having finished VCE I am heading into a new chapter in my life, which I’m really excited about.
And whilst it might be a bit nerve-racking on the side as well. I think as long as you’re pursuing your passion then you’re going down the right track.