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Class of 2016

Rebecca Castle

Year leaving Blackfen Sixth Form: 2016

Subjects I studied: Media, Ict, Law, History, French, Art, Maths, English and Science.

What have you achieved since leaving Blackfen Sixth Form? I have completed a business administration apprenticeship with ITV.

What are your fondest memories of Blackfen Sixth Form? Completing my sixth form classes; Media, ICT and Law and getting distinction stars in all.

 

 Kia Ashenden

Year leaving Blackfen Sixth Form: 2016

Subjects I studied: BTEC childcare, BTEC ICT and BTEC business.

What have you achieved since leaving Blackfen Sixth Form?: I am doing an apprenticeship at the moment as a dental hygienist.

What are your fondest memories of Blackfen Sixth Form?: Creating brilliant friendships.

 

 Lauren Calvert

Year leaving Blackfen Sixth Form: 2016

Subjects I studied: A-level Health and Social Care,  BTEC Media and BTEC Science.

What have you achieved since leaving Blackfen Sixth Form?: I am currently a student paramedic at Canterbury Christchurch University. I'm on placement at the moment on the ambulances in the south east of Kent area.

What are your fondest memories of Blackfen Sixth Form?: Leaving with the grades I achieved.

 

 Maisie Mellish

Year leaving Blackfen Sixth Form: 2016

Subjects I studied: BTEC Business, BTEC PE and BTEC ICT.

What have you achieved since leaving Blackfen Sixth Form?: Working in a primary school as a PE teacher.

What are your fondest memories of Blackfen Sixth Form?: Achieving my grades I did at sixth form.

 

Lucy Portman

Year leaving Blackfen School: 2016

Subjects I studied Blackfen School: I studied History, Law and Psychology at A Level and studied Sociology for one year at AS Level.

What have you achieved since leaving Blackfen School?: I have just completed a degree in BSc Psychology with a 2:1. I am now waiting to start my masters in Forensic Psychology in September.

What are your fondest memories of Blackfen School?: The people that I met at Blackfen will always be the best part of my school experience, I made some great friends for life and had some incredible teachers who have helped shape who I am today and helped me along my journey. I can honestly say I wouldn’t have been able to achieve what I have today without their constant support and guidance.

 

Ellena Restrick

Year leaving Blackfen School: 2016

Subjects I studied at Blackfen School: At GCSE: Drama, History, Economics, Citizenship, Triple Science, Cambridge Nationals (IT), Mathematics, English Literature and Language.

At A Level: English Literature, Drama and Theatre Studies and History.

What have you achieved since leaving Blackfen School?: I have just completed my undergraduate degree in Creative and Professional Writing BA (Hons) and will be graduating with a 2:1 In September.

What are your fondest memories of Blackfen School?: My fondest memory of Blackfen was performing in the school production of Oliver, playing the role of Fagin. It was the most amazing experience and gave me the confidence to believe in myself.

 

 Kirsty Warner

Year leaving Blackfen School: 2016

Subjects I studied at Blackfen School: GCSE and A-levels Psychology, History, Sociology and English Literature

What have you achieved since leaving Blackfen School?: I work for a veterinary clinic and am in my second year of veterinary nursing.

What are your fondest memories of Blackfen School?: Great teachers, lessons and friends.

 

Megan La Roche

Year leaving Blackfen School: 2016

Subjects I studied at Blackfen School: A levels History, Psychology and Photography.

What have you achieved since leaving Blackfen School?: After sixth form I floated through a few office jobs but I didn't think it was for me. So I didn't something completely different and went into a NVQ level 3 in pharmaceutical science and a level 2 in pharmacy services. I studied for just under two years and I'm now a practising Pharmacy Technician in Hayshine Pharmacy in Welling. I've also got really interested in campaigning for mental health. In 2018 I completed an online course and achieved a TQUK level 2 in awareness of mental health and in June 2019 I became a qualified mental health first aider. At my current workplace I'm working alongside Mind in Bexley to make services more accessible and known to people in the local area.

What are your fondest memories of Blackfen School?: My best bit of sixth form was being with my friends all the time, studying different things and especially the year 13 trip to Poland!

 

 Saliha Topcu

Year leaving Blackfen School: 2016

Subjects I studied

at Blackfen School: A Levels, Sociology, Turkish Languages, Media Studies & BTEC Business Studies

What have you achieved since leaving Blackfen School?: Gone onto studying LLB LAW at the University of Surrey.

What are your fondest memories of Blackfen School?: Assemblies in the common room.

 

 Hannah Davis

Year leaving Blackfen School: 2016

Subjects I studied at Blackfen School: BTEC Ict, Media Studies and BTEC Business.

What have you achieved since leaving Blackfen School?: I have completed a law degree at the University of Winchester and I'll be graduating in October 2019. Undertaking the legal practice course in September 2019, to become a trainee solicitor at the University of Law in Exeter.

What are your fondest memories of Blackfen School?: The Christmas Pantos.

 

 Jessica Allam

Year leaving Blackfen School: 2016

Subjects I studied at Blackfen School: A-Level Geography, Psychology, Biology EPQ and AS-Level Business.

What have you achieved since leaving Blackfen School?: Since leaving Blackfen, I completed a 2 year, level 3 Extended Diploma in Animal Management at Hadlow college gaining a distinction*. I then moved to St Austell in Cornwall to complete my first year of a BSc in Applied Zoology and Conservation at Cornwall College Newquay. Alongside the course I took on a job at Penrice Academy as an Animal technician on their school farm.

What are your fondest memories of Blackfen School?: The awesome teachers and friends who pulled me through the two years! It was an amazing experience and even though I took a very different route after year 13, I wouldn’t change going to blackfen sixth form!

 

Chloe Fisher

Year leaving Blackfen School: 2016

Subjects I studied at Blackfen School: A Levels: History, Law and ICT

What have you achieved since leaving Blackfen School?: After a hard and long training process I am now a Police Constable. I am a response officer in Lewisham responding to 999 calls.

What are your fondest memories of Blackfen School?: I loved the relationships I made with the teachers who helped me through my time at Blackfen; Ms Terry, Ms Morris, Mr Neil etc. I am forever grateful for everything they did for me at Blackfen and can never thank them enough. My lessons with them will never be forgotten... and of course being head girl was also a great achievement.

 

Ellis Mills

Year leaving Blackfen School: 2016

Subjects I studied at Blackfen School: History, Sociology and ICT.

What have you achieved since leaving Blackfen School?: I went on the to study History and Politics at Goldsmiths University. I am now a barrister clerk for a top set of chambers.

What are your fondest memories of Blackfen School?: There are too many!

 

Olivia Annand

Year leaving Blackfen School: 2016

Subjects I studied at Blackfen School: BTEC Public Services, Work Skills and Law and Legal.

What have you achieved since leaving Blackfen School?: I only stayed at sixth form for 1 year. I went onto do an apprenticeship in Support Teaching and Learning in Schools and became a fully qualified Primary Teaching Assistant, gained numerous additional training and worked in a Primary School for 2 years. However, I moved to Plymouth where I am now currently doing a Level 3 Access to Nursing course. Next year pending interview I will be starting a Midwifery degree at Plymouth University.

What are your fondest memories of Blackfen School?: Being in my group and all the memories we made and the Disneyland trip.

 

Sophie Warren

Year leaving Blackfen School: 2016

Subjects I studied at Blackfen School: Business, Hospitality and Media.

What have you achieved since leaving Blackfen School?: Since leaving Blackfen I went straight into completing a level 3 NVQ housing practice apprenticeship for a year within Southwark council, after my year I was offered the opportunity to complete a level 4 business management and administration apprenticeship which I completed in August. I was then offered a job at London and quadrant housing as a technical assistant which is the role I am in now.

What are your fondest memories of Blackfen School?: Making lots of friends and memories throughout the years (who I am still friends with now) and definitely prom!

 

Chloe Farman

Year leaving Blackfen School: 2016

Subjects I studied/taught at Blackfen School: Business Studies, Sociology & Media Studies

What have you achieved since leaving Blackfen School?: Since leaving school I have tried out very different areas of work, from hospitality roles to veterinary care to broking travel insurance but was very keen to work in a people-centred and fulfilling role so managed to land a job as a Mental Health Assistant for The Priory, specialising in helping individuals who have Eating Disorders and working across all departments of the hospital.

What are your fondest memories of Blackfen School?: There are too many to choose from!

 

 

 

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