Evening of Celebration

Staff, students and parents/guardians alike enjoyed a fantastic Evening of Celebration night recently, full of heartwarming speeches, jubilant celebration and overall cheer.

Our Evening of Celebration is a wonderful night where we celebrate and congratulate the learners leaving CTK that year. Certain learners, who have been nominated by our staff, are also selected to win awards which vary from department awards, all the way to Chaplaincy awards.

Below is a list of winners:


Fine Art – Precious

This is for Precious’ outstanding attendance (100%) – dedication and ability to be resourceful, using her initiative to make her work exciting and dynamic.

Graphics – Heritage (Department Winner)

Heritage has a tremendous work ethic – filling his sketchbooks! His output and energy is commendable. His ideas and experimentation – always drive forward his intentions for hard work.

Photography – Emily

Emily has won the Photography award for her taste and hard work, creatively infusing her images with a Gothic sensibility.

Business, ICT and Economics

Business Studies BTEC L3 – Haniel

Haniel is a hardworking, independent and conscientious learner who has produced work to a very high standard. He has completed all coursework to distinction level. He has excellent attendance and punctuality records and is very respectful and helpful to staff and his peers. He is a pleasure to teach and will be greatly missed.

A Level Business – Marielle

Marielle is a great individual to teach and is very well-mannered and respectful. She confidently engages with teachers and peers alike, and a real flair for team working with sensitivity to her fellow students’ needs. She has demonstrated good leadership qualities having taken a lead role in many team-based class activities. In the world of work Marielle will be an excellent role model for other young people. She is focused, determined and fully committed to achieving her goals and she takes advantage of all opportunities offered to her. Her positive outlook, drive and ambition make her an excellent student.

Law – Valerie

Valerie is incredibly determined with ambitions to be a corporate solicitor. She started her sixth form education with a very clear purpose, doing all she could to achieve her aspirational goals. She responds to feedback incredibly well, consistently improving her written assessments, progressing to the highest grades.

ICT – Joseph (Department Winner)

Joseph is an exceptional learner, for the past two years his progress on the ICT course has been impressive. His interest in the subject has developed and he began to blossom attending workshops, completing his work to the highest standard and showing diligence. He has a reserved personality, yet his depth knowledge has enabled him to become an articulate presenter over the past two years.

English and Languages

English Literature – Rama

Over the past two years, Rama has been resolute and committed to developing her written skills whilst studying on the English Literature course. She has used her research skills to excel in the contextual aspect of the course for all components including Shakespearean and post war drama and classic gothic and dystopian prose fiction. She is one of the quieter members of the cohort, but her astute comments and reflections reveal an attentive and conscientious approach. Well done Rama for your dedication to academic excellence. Ambitious and diligent, we are confident that you will excel at university and in your future endeavours!

GCSE English – Suvarnika

Suvarnika is an exceptionally conscientious GCSE English student who has worked hard all year to improve her grade. Her attendance is excellent, and she is committed to following advice in order to develop her skills in reading and writing. She deserves to do well!

French – Nelly (Department Winner)

Nelly is a brilliant and outstanding student who has continued to persevere academically applying herself to the best of her ability at every opportunity. Nelly is a pleasure to teach, always seeking to deepen her knowledge of the French culture; willing to pursue her interests independently. She is a great role model for other students and she is a natural leader. The French Department wishes her all the best in her future endeavours.


Media Studies – Mia-Jane

Mia is an outstanding A-Level Media Studies student whose commitment to her education has been second to none. Polite and conscientious, Mia has built strong relationships with her teachers and is always happy to help support her peers thanks to her excellent organisational and communication skills. Mia’s passion for understanding the power of the media has ensured that she sits at the very top of the Media Studies cohort and it has been a pleasure to be her teacher.

Media BTEC L3 – Thian (Department Winner)

Mia is an outstanding A-Level Media Studies student whose commitment to her education has been second to none. Polite and conscientious, Mia has built strong relationships with her teachers and is always happy to help support her peers thanks to her excellent organisational and communication skills. Mia’s passion for understanding the power of the media has ensured that she sits at the very top of the Media Studies cohort and it has been a pleasure to be her teacher.

Science and Mathematics

Biology – Naomi

Naomi is an independent, methodical and extremely diligent student. She is self-motivated and productive. She is always found working through Past Papers. She is excellent in taking the initiative in her own learning. Naomi always proactively approaches teachers to seek feedback, requesting more past papers! She has a constant drive to improve. I wish her all the best.

Chemistry – Oluwatimileyin

Oluwatimileyin has been an exemplary student from the start of his time at CTK. Balancing his studies well; he has looked to develop both as a student and as a scientist. He has an enquiring mind and has worked hard to get to grips with the more complex areas of the chemistry syllabus. One of the last to leave college on most days, he can be found working through Past Papers or engrossed in a textbook. His tenacity, drive and resilience will serve him well as he moves into Optometry where we wish him well.

Physics – Tony (Department Winner)

Tony has been a consistently good student since the start of year 1. Despite all the challenges of lockdown, he has continued to be a high achieving student. Nothing but A*s have been good enough for Tony. If he does not understand something he will continue to persevere until he finds a solution. He is well respected by his peers and he always makes himself available to help them out with their studies. Tony’s aspirations started with wanting to study architecture, but as he progressed with his studies this changed to civil engineering. He has achieved a conditional offer from Oxford university which was well deserved because of all the extra time he put into preparing for his Physics Aptitude Test. Tony has inspired some of the lower 6 Physics
students who also want to study engineering at Oxford/Cambridge. I have seen that he spends time with them in his study periods in the Physics classroom. I am certain that he will go on to achieve great things. Well done Tony!!!

Applied Science BTEC L3 – Jude

Jude has aimed very high and he has consistently achieved the highest grade possible throughout his course. He has been a methodical and diligent student who is highly self motivated and extremely productive. Jude always completed high quality tasks well before the deadline. He was the first student who completed the course successfully during lockdown securing a high grade months prior to the final course deadline. We wish him all the best for future!

Mathematics – Chief

It was an immense pleasure teaching Chief. He is a student who we believe has religiously followed all CTK GRACES over the last two years. He has shown endless grit and resilience, whether it be completing a small piece of homework or preparing for the big exams. We are proud to say that Chief has constantly endeavoured to pass his A-level Maths exams with flying colours. Chief has always been very respectful to everyone around him. Being aware of potential barriers to success, he made every attempt to overcome these by attending all lessons, completing each assignment to an excellent standard, regularly attending workshops and actively participating in the lessons. When in doubt, Chief shows tenacity by asking for help until he is confident. Chief maintains a calm demeanour with a smile on his face; his self-control is commendable. Chief, we wish you the very best for the future!

GCSE Maths – Hasina

Hasina works well in lessons and attends all of the revision sessions available. Her resilience is admirable and it is great to see her confidence and maths skills improve. She always has a positive attitude and is eager to learn new skills. Hasina deserves every success in the future!!

Humanities and Religious Studies

Politics – Opeyemi

In the course of her studies, Opeyemi has wrestled with Politics and made great efforts to master topics covered. During lockdown months, disappointment followed disappointment but Opeyemi’s tenacity meant she would pick herself up and re-commit to studies time and again. At the outset, Opeyemi was a quiet individual, but she is now someone who discusses with confidence a wide range of political matters with her peers. The journey which commenced at St Mary’s will continue through to university as Pey pursues study at undergraduate level. Well done!

History – Ryan

Ryan has demonstrated incredible fortitude, eagerness and a willingness to engage with the material both critically and analytically. He strives for improvement, is always curious and it’s clear he’s driven by a deep desire to learn and improve himself. A worthy winner, he undoubtedly has been a positive influence in History this year. Congratulations!

Religious Studies – Oscar (Department Winner)

Religious Studies Simply brilliant is all I can say. Oscar has understood, better than anyone else, that attention to detail will look after the big picture. His academic excellence is no mere accident; it’s the combination of talent, curiosity, dedication but above all, knowing that something worth doing
requires work and focus. He is a role model to all of us and it is with my fullest congratulations that he’s this year’s deserved RS winner.

Social Sciences

Health & Social Care BTEC L3 – Precious (Department Winner)

Precious started and continued to be an exceptional student throughout the duration of the course. She is a confident, bright and independent young lady who takes pride in her work, appearance and how she conducts herself throughout sixth form. Precious is a born leader, which is shown both
in the classroom and in her role as an ambassador. She has overcome every obstacle she as faced with ease. Her eagerness to learn, as well as her joyful personality, has made it nothing but a pleasure to teach her over the past year. The department wish her the best in her future endeavours.

Psychology – Alana

Alana has shown herself to be a very hard working and dedicated student of A Level Psychology. Her attendance and punctuality have been excellent throughout her two years at St Mary’s and she always completes the tasks that are set in class to the highest standard. Along with her academic efforts Alana always presents herself in an extremely polite and respectful fashion, she communicates and interacts well with both staff and students and her behaviour is an excellent example to all. It has been a pleasure to teach Alana over the last two years and I wish her well in her future endeavours.

Sociology – Adeola

Adeola’s absolute and unshakeable commitment to her study of Sociology has enabled her to make outstanding progress in this subject. She has developed genuine academic curiosity, linking her ideas through pro-active research to what is happening in the news and the world outside
the classroom. She has engaged in an on-going dialogue with her teachers, often suggesting new angles on topics, sharing her ideas and findings in a way which has enriched the classroom experience of all. Adeola’s superb organisational skills and natural empathy will ensure she becomes a terrific Social Worker and we all wish her the best of luck!


Physical Education – Lucy

Lucy has been a pleasure to teach and thoroughly deserves this award. She is a polite, honest and very likeable, genuine young woman who has demonstrated an incredibly positive attitude towards her studies in Physical Education. Throughout her two years at the college, Lucy has consistently
endeavoured to push herself to reach her full potential. It will be sad to see her leave CTK St Mary’s, but she is now looking forward to the next chapter of her life studying Physiotherapy. There is no doubt that Lucy will continue to thrive; she deserves every success in the future and we wish her all the very best.

Sports and Exercise Science BTEC L3 – Ayo (Department Winner)

Ayo has been an absolute star throughout his time at Christ the King: St Mary’s and demonstrates the true qualities of an exceptional, well-rounded student. Ayo has shown tremendous determination and real passion and enthusiasm towards his studies on the Level 3 BTEC in Sport and Exercise Science; always putting in 100% effort regardless of the task. He has been, without doubt, one of the top students within his cohort and is on track to achieve DDD*. He is a mature young man who is friendly and helpful to others, yet demonstrates a quiet confidence and resilience towards his own work. We wish Ayo all the best for the future!

Sports Teams Colours

Basketball – Francis, Sven, Emmanuel, Theo, Kanye

Netball – Itohan, Bryanna, Andeliyaah, Valerie

Football – Raul, Adrian, Maximus, Ayo, Milique, Ryan, Myles, Yohan, Tadiwa, Emmanuel, Michael, Marcus, Casian, Eniola

A huge congratulations to our young sportsmen and women on achieving CTK Sports Team Colours. The following students have shown real dedication, commitment and hard work in both training and fixtures; going above and beyond to represent CTK St Mary’s in their respective sports. The sports department wish them all the best in their future sporting endeavours!

Sixth Form Awards

Walsingham Head of Hall Award – Ella

Ella has been at the forefront of all college events throughout her time at CTK. She has worked hard, representing Walsingham and the A level cohort as an ambassador, and volunteer. She will be missed, especially when raising funds for charity and on non uniform days where she was an ever present at the front gate collecting money for the college charities. We wish her well for her future.

York Head of Hall Award – Hasina

Hasina has shown resilience and determination throughout her studies here at Christ the King. Hasina is always polite, cheerful and bubbly whenever approached and has a lovely smile that will brighten up anyone’s day. Hasina has made huge academic progress over the last academic year due to her sheer hard work, which has been wonderful to see. I wish Hasina all the best with her future studies and career.

Governance Award – Jasmine

Jasmine has been an exceptional Student Governor. She has represented herself and her fellow students at various forums whenever she has been required to. She has met with Governors and other partners of the Sixth Form, speaking knowledgeably about matters that relate to student experience at Christ the King St Mary’s. She has made us proud and we wish her the very best at University.

Outstanding Contribution to Cross-College Sports Award – Michael

Throughout his time at CTK St Mary’s, Michael has shown great enthusiasm and commitment to the Sport and PE department. Michael has been an ever-present member of the college football team, always demonstrating passion and acting as a role model for his team mates. He has shown a fantastic attitude towards sport at the college and his presence will be greatly missed next year. The department wish him all the best for the future as he moves on to study an Accounting and Finance degree at the University of Kent.

Careers Award – Venu

Venu has worked hard with the Careers Department and other staff to achieve an offer for a Biomedical Science degree at university. He has undertaken considerable research and sought support at appropriate times to ensure that he good decisions relating to his future. We wish him every success at university.

LRC Award – Deborah

Deborah has studied in the LRC till close more than any other student we can remember! She’s an excellent role model. She is always polite and cheerful, and fully deserves this award. Good luck with your future studies and career Deborah.

Aspire Award – Awontemi

Awontemi is always thoughtful and kind. She is also courteous, polite, and happy to help others. We have loved working with Awontemi, she has been an absolute pleasure and will be really missed. Awontemi’s dedication to her course, her willingness to learn, and continuous hard work over the
last three years has meant that she has achieved great results, and this attitude has also had a positive effect on all those around her. On top of this, she has always handed all her work in early or on time and has an amazing attendance record as well. Good luck Awontemi!

Larissa Blaj Award for Dedication to Study – Bisi

Bisi has demonstrated great resilience and tenacity. She has transitioned into a motivated, selfstarter. Bisi continues to shine among her peers as she has become a role model for others in her attitude to learning and determination to achieve. When faced with challenges, instead of giving up, Bisi has persevered in her studies and desire to develop a better understanding. She has grown into an extremely polite, focused young lady who has worked incredibly hard. Bisi is an excellent example of what a CTK student should be and is a credit to the college as well as herself.

The Shine Award In Memory of Steve Narvaez and Andile Mabena – Adeola

Adeola has indeed shone while a student at Christ the King St Mary’s. She has embodied all of the CTK GRACES; Adeola has shown Grit with her incomparable determination to succeed in the face of adversity; Adeola always shows Respect, both for her peers and staff; Adeola is very Aware of the
feelings of others, reaching out to support where she can; Adeola is a fully invested student, this can be seen in her insatiable Curiosity in learning; Adeola always demonstrates tireless Effort in her mission to achieve academic success and finally, Adeola is able to show Self Control in prioritising
her studies, with no prompting from her teachers. She is well deserving of the Shine award as she is a true beacon for the CTK GRACES.

Chaplaincy Award – Mirian

Throughout her time at CTK, Mirian has been a highly involved student, who has brought so much joy and time to the chaplaincy. She’s helped with readings at Mass, she’s participated in Bible study, in debate club, in the Diana award and helped at every charity fundraiser. She has been a true ray of light and love by being herself and constantly shining, she will be greatly missed.

Jack Petchy Award – Amara, Issam, Adeola

This award is given for their contributions in lessons, for the growth and development they have demonstrated during their time at CTK and for being exemplary learners and peers. These students have spent the fund money to benefit others with their education. Donations have been made to other CTK students, enabling them to buy educational items and to prepare for university.

Congratulations to all the winners from tonight, and a huge thank you to everyone who attended!

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