Class of 2012
Year leaving Blackfen Sixth Form: 2012
Subjects I studied: A Level: English, Psychology, Business Studies and EPQ.
What have you achieved since leaving Blackfen Sixth Form?: I attended University, studying Business and achieved a First Class degree. I wanted to begin my teacher training and I worked here at Blackfen within the Sixth Form Study Centre for a year. I then completed my PGCE at UCL Institute of Education, and now I teach Business studies full time at Blackfen.
What are your fondest memories of Blackfen Sixth Form?: How much of a close family it felt like. Especially in terms of all the support with uni, jobs and leaving sixth form. The trips were obviously a highlight too!
- July 2018
Subjects I studied at Blackfen Sixth Form: BTEC Level 2 Childcare.
What have you achieved since leaving Blackfen Sixth Form?: I have achieved great experience with children from 5 months to 5 years. I have been at a Nursery for 6 years. I achieved a qualification in Level 2 and Level 3 NVQ Childcare.
On the 16th March 2018, I will be taking my next adventure and my dream job and I shall be working abroad.
My first season is going to be in Tenerife with the company TUI and this is where I shall be working in a nursery in Sensatori Resort.
What are your fondest memories of Blackfen Sixth Form?: Being with my friends.
- April 2020
Subjects I studied at Blackfen School: GCSEs — Art/ Geography / Children development studies/ DT
A- Levels- Art / Health and Social Care / Sociology
What have you achieved since leaving Blackfen School?: Since leaving Blackfen, I went to Canterbury Christ Church University and studied Primary Education to become a teacher.
Since leaving University, I have become Lower- School Lead (EYFS and KS1). I have been subject lead for Art, DT and science over the last few years. And now head of Maths and Forest schools.
What are your fondest memories of Blackfen School?: How supportive all the staff were and the life skills I was taught. I am dyslexic and they taught me not to let this stop me and how to overcome barriers. I was told by my peers and members of the community that I would struggle to even get through my GCSEs now I look at where I am in my career and proud of how well I have done in a short period of time.
Even after leaving Blackfen, one of the loving TAs that supported me, helped me through my first year at university.
- April 2020
Subjects I studied at Blackfen School: Psychology, Sociology and RE.
What have you achieved since leaving Blackfen School?: I went to university in Southampton studying social Work. I moved to Norfolk and worked for Norfolk County Council in children's services for just under 2 years. I then moved back to Kent and started my current job as a Supervising Social worker, supporting Foster carers and children in care. I love my job!
What are your fondest memories of Blackfen School?: I enjoyed most of my time at school, making friendships that last a lifetime. I will always remember the support I received from staff — in particular Miss Smith!
- April 2020