St Columba’s Visit to Christ the King
On Thursday the whole of St Columba’s Year 11 took the opportunity to attend a Taster Day with us at CTK St Mary’s. The students seized the day: their enthusiasm, awareness and interest made it a joy to work with them. It is pleasing to note that the students and staff of the school were equally impressed with Christ the King, commenting on the outstanding teaching and knowledge of the staff.
The students got to meet some of the teachers who they would be studying under, whilst undertaking a number of tasks and challenges. This was a very useful day, giving the students a better understanding of the world of post-16, including BTECs and A Level study.
In addition to lessons, and lunch, the St Columba’s students had the opportunity to research university and career options, meet students from all our A level and BTEC programmes to discuss these courses from a student perspective, quiz a panel of students on the wider life of the college and question the College Directors on how we operate.
Tony ST MARY'S Grades achieved: A*A*BA Progressed to: Oxford University Course: 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'S Grades achieved: A A B A Progressed to: University of Sheffield 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. ”
Chief ST MARY'S Grades achieved: BBB Progressed 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.”
Precious ST MARY'S Grades achieved: D*D*D* Progressed to: City University of London 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.”
Oluwafoluhanmi ST MARY'S Progressed to: University of Hertfordshire 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.”