Need help with applying for head boy Watch

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Hi i was told by the school that people who wanted to apply for head boy needed to write a letter with 500 words max of application. That is all they told us and whenever anyone asked for more info they said its part of the test to work things out for ourselves...

So i think that because the school knows my grades - i shouldnt include the whole of my cv but how can i integrate things that im good at into the letter and how should i structure it.

How should it start? At some point i know i will have to say "I believe i should be appointed Head Boy because.... and i would do a good job because...." But other then that im not sure what to include.

Has anyone else had to write a letter to become head boy/girl? If so could they please help me - this means a lot to me and i would be very grateful.

Regards, Asad
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We had a different process, and maybe a different role, but our head boy and girl suggested concrete things they could do - e.g. run certain events, improve a specific thing... Maybe you could add something about motivating your peers to get involved in something for the school's benefit, like (just an eg.) a buddy scheme for people lower down the school, volunteering to help special needs kids. Or, eg., if it isn't already done by your school, say you want to invite a guest speaker about gap years (!) to inspire your year group. It depends on what your school already does/has.

I think a lot of people will end up writing the same style/content (simply listing skills), so you should make yourself stand out - you're applying for a leadership position! Good luck.
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I agree with everything the others have said. I think the point about changes you'd like to make is an important one, and it shows you've really thought about the position.


You could start by making a list of qualities/skills you think they'll be looking for. Eg. good public speaker, well-respected amongst your peers, hard-working, involved in school extracurriculars etc, able to deal with the heavy workload of head-boy... Then think of a couple of examples to show you have each quality. It's not enough to say you're good at something, you have to prove it by giving examples of times you've demonstrated that skill.

Another thing to think about: I was only made deputy head girl because they thought I was doing too many extra curricular bits to deal with the extra duties ontop, so if you also do loads of extra-curriculars, tell them that you're prepared to cut down on them to make time for your duties as head boy.
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Thank you everyone - your advice is greatly appreciated
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At my school, I became Head Boy through a different process i.e we had to write a letter outlining why we wanted the postion, and after the Head of year approved of the applications. There were about 6/7 candidates and the candidate got it subsequently through election. The process I would like to add did take a whole month and there was the horrible speech we had to make to the year group :-(
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In my opinion(and maybe I'm wrong), selection of head boy is not a one day/week or even month process. Your teachers should have known whether you're capable of being one for a long time through how active you been in the school and your personality. An essay is just a way to consolidate their 'observations'.

So what I'm saying is, be yourself in the application and let yourself shine by what you do, not what you write or say. The teachers can see how good you are themselves.

Good luck!
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I have recently be told there is a chance of being the first head boy in my college for over 20 years
I need to be able to impress both my fellow students and teachers through a presentation process, this is the first time that I have done something like this but I have always wanted to try except I have not had the confidence to before. In the last 3 years my life has changed and I have more confidence in what I am doing and what I want to do. The school has been reluctant in telling us are possible duties as a head boy or girl so I am asking for peoples advice on what I should be expecting and from the position and what I can propose to them. I know this is what I want to do so help would be much appreciated.
Thanks I could really do with the help
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head boy! I remember applying for this!

right you need to harp on about:

sports, nay teams you've been in, awards you've won, captained etc;;

charity... fund raising etc;;;

extra currricular... helping younger years with maths/ peer mentoring... chess club, library club etc;;;

go on about your gcses... i chose drama gcse to show how im good with people, socially and with presentations... or pe to show im good at sport... my good music ability shows blah blah


trips... taken part in ski trip, french exchange... good with people i don't know etc;;


what you'd bring to the role... i want to represent people's view... i used to be on school council... i'm part of scouts therefore... i did dof e therefore... i was in the school play therefore... i would be good in assemblies... i would be good in front of govenors....


sorry if that isn't much help, but that's what i did. also, if it's a school vote that decides... get socially with your peers!
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Ye thanks veyr much it really helps , im getting to know the role better know so all should be good but ur advice has helped a lot. i am in my second year of college and i know geography to be a interesting subject for my friend but it all depends on what u think will be the best combination for you and your interests in a future job.
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(Original post by everton1987)
Dont bother mate. Every1 knows its guaranteed to go to 1) the kiss arse 2) the teachers son/daughter or 3) a child with a parent in a high position, such as a professional or who is chair of governors or summat (maybe fourthly, someone who is ****ing the teacher. do yourself a favour and do sumthing constructive with your time, everyone hates the to**ers who are head boy and girl anyway
This.
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well i got deputy at my school. just be yourself in the letter and the interview. that is what i did. dont try and be all fansy if you're not, and don't make up stuff. try and sell yourself by saying e.g. "I enjoyed playing on the school Hockey team because it gave me an opportunity to gain communication skills" etc. etc.

Good Luck, you will be fine
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I want to be head girl, through the application I have to so why? Does anyone have any reasons why they'd want to become head girl/ boy? Thanks
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Hey we have to write a letter "expressing an interest", anybody got any ideas on how to go about this?
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They are all great because I learnt how to write a speech
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**** u
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With that spelling I wouldn’t bother
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