CTK students at Emmanuel and St Mary’s were
delighted to have Louis Howell, Director of Revolution Hive, talk
to them about his career.
Luis explained to students that as someone with
interests and experience in marketing, entrepreneurialism, sports and youth
programmes, he has had to demonstrate a versatile skill set that has helped
him to excel at roles in both the commercial and voluntary sectors.
Luis also told them about his array of
experiences during which he has managed, co-ordinated and delivered
both short-term and long-term programmes in
Marketing, whilst also demonstrating a flexible and
adaptive approach to everything he does.
He stated “I am
willing to give 100% in everything I do and young people need to do
likewise to be a success.”
St Mary’s geography
students travelled to Suffolk for a three day field trip as part of
their preparations for their summer exams.
During their time their students showed tremendous
curiosity and endeavour in two geographical studies. These included identifying
the impacts rural rebranding was having on the local area in Flatford Mill.
On the second day the group travelled to Ipswich
to identify and analyse the changes regeneration had on Ipswich since the
1950’s. They showed respect to locals as they considered the ethical
implications of their chosen study.
The Geographers had a fantastic time and This experience should give all
platform for further success in their studies this year.
Thanks to Mr McAllister, Mrs Rosario and the FSC team for all your help.
A number of BTEC Level 3 Business students were selected to attend
a Leadership Symposium that took place in Harpenden. During the conference
students had the opportunity to discover the latest developments in corporate
leadership as well as interview numerous captains of industry. The trip will
assist students in their work in the Business Decision making unit.
Urban Synergy’s ‘Tips to the Top’ Role Model seminar is one of the
highlights of the academic year at Christ the King. The annual cross-site
event, which features panel discussions and speed mentoring sessions, inspires
confidence in our students and gives them an opportunity to interact with
leading industry professionals.
Discussions of this kind not only broaden student horizons but
also provide a valuable insight into the qualities of academic and professional
success. The mentoring programmes and inspirational seminars organised by the
charity provide support, guidance and encouragement for young people, and
motivate them to achieve their best.
This year Christ the King was fortunate enough to welcome the
following guest speakers to the panel:
Andrew Cole, Retired International Footballer
Oliver Adebayo, Trainee Orthopaedic Surgeon
Troy Von Scheibner – Magician & TV Personality (CTK alumnus)
David Olusegun – CEO, Black Diamond Records (CTK alumnus)
Natalie Scott – Fashion Stylist (CTK alumnus)
The evening opened with an introductory session, in which
the panel discussed their personal journeys and outlined the steps
they have taken to get to where they are today. This was followed by an
insightful Q&A session, in which students addressed personal questions to
members of the panel.
Professionals from banking, medicine, technology, fashion,
politics, construction, law, teaching and research based professions then took
part in a speed mentoring session which comprised a string of five minute
talks with small groups of students. We were delighted that among these
professional were another three CTK alumni:
Seni Fawehinmi: New Business Development Manager – Thomson Reuters
Jeff Perkins: Executive Director – Storyful
Charisma Jones: Solicitor – Lime TV
CTK students left the event feeling both inspired and
motivated about their future potential!
Changes in technology and the labour market mean that students
need to be aware of the career opportunities available to them in the future
and how to best take advantage of them. To support this, the October half term
saw the launch of the fifth annual CTK Fast Track Programme. As in previous
years, the Programme involved 50 students from all three CTK sites coming
together at CTK: Emmanuel for two days of training.
The morning session on the first day was led by Dr Rupert Evenett
(Chair of Governors) who talked to the students about “Developing a
professional work ethic.” During the talk Dr Evenett covered topics
including the importance of time keeping, personal presentation and the skills
needed to work well and succeed in the modern workplace.
During the second part of the first days training we welcomed Seye
Olokede, a former student from Christ the King, who spoke about his own
experiences and what it takes to be a success. During this session Seye talked
about the use of social media in a professional environment and the
benefits of networking through LinkedIn.
The first day concluded with Maria O’Regan along with her
colleagues from Santander conducting two workshops “Building and
presenting a compelling CV” and “Competency based Interviews”.
Working in small groups, students had the opportunity to get advice and
guidance on their CVs and how they could develop their interview
The second days training was run by The Unloc Enterprise Academy
and focused on alternative career routes for students; specifically on
self-employment and entrepreneurship.
Feedback from students and guests was that the training was hugely
beneficial and will have a positive impact on their career aspirations and
On Thursday the whole of St Columba’s Year 11 took the opportunity
to attend a Taster Day with us at CTK St Mary’s. The students seized the day:
their enthusiasm, awareness and interest made it a joy to work with them. It is
pleasing to note that the students and staff of the school were equally
impressed with Christ the King, commenting on the outstanding teaching and
knowledge of the staff.
The students got to meet some of the teachers who they would be
studying under, whilst undertaking a number of tasks and challenges. This
was a very useful day, giving the students a better understanding of the world
of post-16, including BTECs and A Level study.
In addition to lessons, and lunch, the St Columba’s students had the opportunity to research university and career options, meet students from all our A level and BTEC programmes to discuss these courses from a student perspective, quiz a panel of students on the wider life of the college and question the College Directors on how we operate.
On Thursday the whole of St Columba’s Year 11
took the opportunity to attend a Taster Day with us at CTK St Mary’s. The
students seized the day: their enthusiasm, awareness and interest made it a joy
to work with them. It is pleasing to note that the students and staff of the
school were equally impressed with Christ the King, commenting on the
outstanding teaching and knowledge of the staff.
The students got to meet some of the teachers who
they would be studying under, whilst undertaking a number of tasks and
challenges. This was a very useful day, giving the students a better
understanding of the world of post-16, including BTECs and A Level study.
In addition to lessons, and lunch, the St Columba’s
students had the opportunity to research university and career options, meet
students from all our A level and BTEC programmes to discuss these courses from
a student perspective, quiz a panel of students on the wider life of the
college and question the College Directors on how we operate.
Dwayne ST MARY'SCourse: A Level History, Spanish, Maths
“I'm aiming to study Computer Science at the University of Sheffield. At CTK all students are equally as motivated to do well, it's a good environment to be in. Teachers really try their hardest to make sure that their students achieve what they are capable of and ensure you get the best grades possible.”
Ella Mae ST MARY'SGrades achieved: A A B ACourse: A Level Law Level Psychology A Level Sociology Extended Project
“What I enjoyed about CTK was meeting students from different backgrounds and sharing a desire to succeed. As an Advanced Graduate Programme student, I was given the motivation and confidence to work to the best of my ability. ”
SamadST MARY'SCourse: A Level Media, English Literature and Language and French
“I have really enjoyed my course trips. Also, knowing that everyone else is starting Sixth Form at the same time as you, makes meeting new people and fitting in a lot easier and fun. My teachers have helped me overcome my fear of interacting during class discussions. They encouraged me to participate by giving presentations to the whole class, which boosted my confidence. Teachers will motivate you to achieve the best of your ability.”
OluwafoluhanmiST MARY'SCourse: A Level Biology, Chemistry and PE
“Although studying A Levels can be challenging, my teachers make my lessons enjoyable and easier to understand. The teachers at CTK are really friendly and are more than happy to help. I hope to go on to study Physiotherapy at University.”
AliceST MARY'SGrades achieved: D*D*D* Course: BTEC Sport and Exercise Science Level 3
“I'm going to St Mary's University, Twickenham to study Sport Science. My BTEC course was unique. The pastoral support at CTK was excellent and the extra support from teachers helped me stay on track. I would recommend CTK because of the support that staff give students”
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