The Careers Conference at Christ the
King Sixth Forms continues to go from strength to strength.
The cross-site event comprises a variety
of university and career based talks as well as a large-scale exhibition. The
day provides a fantastic opportunity for our Level 3 students to start thinking
about their future and to explore their options.
Students prepare for the Conference by
pre-booking their places for the talks they wish to attend and individual
timetables are created which include a visit to the exhibition, thus ensuring
their time spent at the Conference is focused and productive.
Almost 100 external organisations supported the Conference by either exhibiting or providing speakers for the talks. Many of the participants were returning, having attended the event in previous years. The programme of talks included sessions on a wide range of careers from Medicine and the NHS to entrepreneurship, journalism, engineering, banking and many more.
During the last week of February, a
group of students from Christ the King Sixth Forms took part in a retreat at
the Kintbury retreat house. Along with students from St Charles 6thform,
they spent 3 days examining who they were as a person, searching deep their own
relationship with God surrounded by the beautifully picturesque Berkshire
countryside. Hosted and facilitated by the excellent Kintbury volunteers, the
students had a truly fantastic experience. As one attendee said
“I think it was amazing. It was a chance to relax and take a break from your life outside of the retreat. It gave me an opportunity to make friends and meet amazing people.”
Students from the
Christ the King Emmanuel and St. Mary’s recently attended the Chemistry in Action
event at the Emmanuel Centre in London.
It was quite impressive
and extremely interesting. The students were highly engaged by the six
speakers. They spoke about a range of topics from “How to discover an
element” to “How to discover aliens”. The students found the
A-Level revision hints and tricks particularly useful and they all enjoyed the
Students at Christ the
King: St Mary’s were honoured to have Vicky Fleetwood, who plays rugby for
England, come and give a talk and Q&A session.
Vicky spoke about her
journey through her childhood in relation to rugby and touched on different
setbacks and how she overcame them. Vicky talked about her achievements in
rugby and this really seemed to inspire everyone in the room, especially the
girls. She also gave details on how the students could get involved with rugby
in the local community even if they hadn’t played before. There were some
fantastic questions asked at the end and proved the high engagement of our students.
Thank you Vicky!
On the 2nd March 2019,
25 CTK students from across all three sites attended the Flame 4 Congress in
They however were not just there to
witness the testimony of several amazing speakers and participate in the
worship and other activities that the day had to offer, but also to perform
with several other choirs from across South London in a group performance that
proved to be one of the highlights of the day.
The Flame Congress is a biennial
event taking place at Wembley’s SSE Arena, organised by the Catholic Youth
Ministry Federation. It continues to be the largest regular gathering of young
Catholics in England and Wales. Since it started in 2012, CTK has sent regular
groups of students to the event, all of whom were inspired by the experience.
The theme of this congress was significance. Throughout the day, the young people involved had the opportunity to listen to some amazing speakers, including Robert Madu and Archbishop Eamon Martins, talk to fellow young people from across the country, and participate in worship and adoration. There were also spellbinding performances from Guvna B, Rise Theatre and Anglican worship leader Tim Hughes.
This most recent occasion was the first time they were given an opportunity to take part in the proceedings, an opportunity they embraced as they performed two songs, Stormzy’s Blinded by your Grace, and the classic Amazing Grace. For those of us who had the pleasure of attending with them, it was a profound and joyous experience, which will be looked forward to in future years.
TonyST MARY'SGrades achieved: A*A*BACourse: 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. ”
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. ”
ChiefST MARY'SGrades achieved: BBBCourse: 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.”
PreciousST MARY'SGrades achieved: D*D*D* Course: 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."”
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.”
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