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Blackfen School for Girls

Raising aspirations - releasing potential

Class of 2010

 Josie Haggar

Subjects I studied: AS English literature A level Psychology A Level ICT A Level French Extended Project.

What have you achieved since leaving Blackfen Sixth Form?: Since leaving sixth form I have gone on to graduate with a 2:1 honours degree in Psychology, as well as completing a Level 3 in childcare and my Level 1 British sign language. After my degree, I worked in a baby nursery and I am now working in a local primary school as a speech and language therapy assistant supporting children with speech and language needs. I am currently in the process of applying to go back to uni to do my masters in speech & language therapy!

What are your fondest memories of Blackfen Sixth Form?: All of it! - Being on the leadership team. - The teachers. - The last day, and watching the teachers perform their goodbye rap! I miss it so much!
- May 2019


 Jade Hickling

Subjects I studied at Blackfen School: Maths, English, Art, Food tech Science & Child development.

What have you achieved since leaving Blackfen School?: I have become a carer for a boy with autism, and it is the most rewarding job ever.

What are your fondest memories of Blackfen School?: Learning new things and there was never a dull moment.
- May 2019


 Richard Taylor

Subjects I studied at Blackfen School: Psychology (A), Law (B) and History (C).

What have you achieved since leaving Blackfen School?: In my time since leaving the sixth form, I have written articles for national news publishers, worked and campaigned tirelessly for mental health charities, won a Mind Media Award for a documentary I featured in, consulted for media outlets all over the world and have been back to the sixth form to talk to the next generation of students about their mental health. I have achieved all of these things and more without having ever attended university or attaining a degree.

What are your fondest memories of Blackfen School?: Going to the cafe on my frees for hash browns, being 'crowned' Head Boy by my peers and the staff, the friends I made, the laughs we had, Psychology lessons with Smith and Purbrick (the best teachers) and the thrill of finding a parking space in the morning, even though I lived close enough to walk (if you've got it, flaunt it)!
- May 2019

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