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*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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