Christ the King Sixth Forms was proud to
host a Mercy Love and Forgiveness conference this week. We were excited
to be able to welcome distinguished speakers Reverend Jonathan Aitken, Lord
Alton, Dr Lewis Herrington, Archdeacon of Hackney Elizabeth Adekunle, Jo Berry
and Barry and Margaret Mizen.
This academic conference is part of a
series of activities and events aimed at giving explicit effect to our mission.
The conference explored and embedded key themes which stem from our college
motto ‘Ut Vitam Habeant’ (That they may have life in all its fullness John
10:10), those key themes are Mercy, Forgiveness and Love.
Current global and local issues such as
excesses of materialism, loneliness, religious persecution, poverty,
humanitarian crisis and environmental concerns are just some of the political,
social and economic questions facing us all. Drawing on gospel values we hope
to begin to explore our spirituality and to examine how Mercy, Forgiveness and
Love play a crucial role in transforming our communities, ourselves and leading
us to greater love for all creation.
This opportunity to listen, engage and
reflect would hopefully have helped to guide leaders of current and future
generations to a world that is unafraid to show mercy, forgiveness and love. It
will challenge us all to live a good life in all its fullness.
On Wednesday 6th February 2019, 27 BTEC
Health and Social Care students embarked on a 3 day trip to Disneyland Paris
accompanied by three members of staff.
All students attended a Health and Social Care international conference
related to their modules of study. The
Health and Social Care Conference covered modules such as equality and
diversity, first aid, diet and nutrition, child Protection and safeguarding,
meeting individual needs and health and safety.
Students were issued a free one day complimentary entry ticket to the
Disneyland parks and Walt Disney studios centre.
Christ the King was delighted to have
twelve students spend the afternoon with Dianne Johnson from Urban Synergy, and
Katherine Chamberlain and Laurence Wolf from Capgemini to learn more about
corporate mentoring and Degree Apprenticeships.
This is the 2nd year that Christ the King students have worked with Urban Synergy and Capgemini and this was the first in a series ofworkshops aimed at helping them to develop life skills as well as introducing them to Degree Apprenticeship opportunities. At the end of the series of workshops, Capgemni hopes to offer a number of Christ the King students a degree apprenticeship.
Christ the King was delighted to run our
second, daylong event, with Unloc Enterprise Academy which was
held for students wanting to
consider alternative progression routes.
The Unloc Enterprise Academy programme
was designed to inspire, motivate and develop the mind-sets of young
people. The day helped to develop student’s skills in setting up and
testing their own business ideas as well as exploring future apprenticeship
Unloc started in 2011 as a small
Portsmouth community project run by Hayden Taylor and Ben Dowling who were
young entrepreneurs that wanted to see students getting more engaged
with local decision makers. Their aim is to help create a highly
capable, actively engaged and civic minded generation of young people.
TonyST MARY'SGrades achieved: A*A*BAProgressed to: University of OxfordCourse: A Level Maths, Physics, Fine Art and Further Maths
“CTK has always encouraged me to aim high, which has led me to apply to the University of Oxford and I am so pleased to begin my studies there. ”
MauziST MARY'SGrades achieved: D*DDProgressed to: University of ManchesterCourse: BTEC Applied Science
“During my time at CTK I have enjoyed meeting various new people, whilst engaging in classroom activities and coursework. Additionally, my teachers have provided me with excellent support throughout my studies. I am now going on to study Pharmacy at University of Manchester, in the pursuit of becoming a Pharmacist. I can’t wait to start this new journey.”
PreciousST MARY'SGrades achieved: D*D*D* Progressed to: City University of LondonCourse: BTEC Level 3 Health and Social Care
“Studying BTEC Health gave me the best opportunity to realise my dream. I’m incredibly appreciative of all the support and assistance I received throughout my course. From the beginning, the staff recognised my ability and didn’t give up on me.”
ChiefST MARY'SGrades achieved: BBBProgressed to: Queen Mary University Course: A Level Maths, Physics and Chemistry
“I really enjoyed my learning at CTK as lessons were relevant, engaging and challenging, whilst cultivating a warm, dynamic atmosphere.”
Nathaniel ST MARY'SGrades achieved: D*D*DProgressed to: University of ReadingCourse: BTEC Level 3 Creative Media
“The personalised attention and encouragement from the teachers has, without doubt, contributed to my academic success. The various resources offered by the sixth form, such as the library, extracurricular activities, and online tools have been outstanding. I would highly recommend CTK, to anyone looking for a wonderful educational experience that goes beyond academic excellence.”
MaddisonST MARY'SGrades achieved: BCA, Distinction*Progressed to: Degree Apprenticeship in Accounting & FinanceCourse: A Level Business, Maths, EPQ and BTEC IT
“CTK St Mary's is a great environment with friendly people and teachers who want us to succeed. My grades significantly improved. I have enjoyed the various trips and enrichment activities that take place at CTK.”
DaulatST MARY'SGrades achieved: AABProgressed to: Queen Mary's UniversityCourse: A Level Maths, Physics and Chemistry
“If you are willing to put in the effort to succeed, CTK is the best place to be. The sixth form provides excellent resources and a supportive community to help you reach your academic and personal goals.”
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