Gary Gibbon, Channel 4 News’ Political Editor
Law and Politics students from CTK St Mary’s were delighted to hear a talk from Gary Gibbon who has been the Channel 4 News’ Political Editor since 2005.
In a highly informative talk, followed by Q & A, Gary gave students his take on the latest news and gossip from the corridors of power in Westminster and beyond.
Gary has worked on five general elections for Channel 4 News. His interview with Peter Mandelson in 2001 triggered the Northern Ireland Secretary’s second resignation from the Cabinet. In 2006, he won the Royal Television Society Home News Award with Jon Snow for the scoop on the Attorney General’s Legal Advice on Iraq.
Students left the talk with a deep insight into the world of Politics which will no doubt help them in their upcoming A Level exams.
Dwayne ST MARY'S Course: 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'S Grades achieved: A A B A Course: 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. ”
Samad ST MARY'S Course: 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.”
Oluwafoluhanmi ST MARY'S Course: 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.”
Alice ST MARY'S Grades 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”