CTK Emmanuel was
delighted to recently invite David Thompson, renowned film and
TV producer, to come and give an inspiring talk to over 100 Media students
from across our sites.
produced/executive produced over 100 films and been the recipient of multiple
awards, including three BAFTAs, two Golden Globes, and three Emmys.
spoke to students about his career as the former head of BBC Films as
well as being an independent film and TV producer. He spoke in
detail about many of his films including ‘Mandela’ and ‘Billy Elliot’
explaining the many challenges he had in producing
explained about the opportunities for students in the film industry and
how best for them forge a career if this was a path they were keen to
pursue. Students were delighted that he spent almost an hour
talking on a one to one basis to those that remained after his talk.
Members of the
CTK Emmanuel Gospel Choir sang for charity in Lewisham shopping centre prior to
the Christmas break.
the Deptford Reach Centre for the homeless, they drew an
appreciative crowd of onlookers, young and old, who thoroughly enjoyed the
beautiful and joyous singing emanating from the students. Ably directed by Ms
Natalie Christian-John and accompanied by her keyboardist, David, the students
outdid themselves as they performed with great joy and gusto. It was a
wonderful opportunity to share the hope of the Christmas Gospel message through
song, combined with raising funds for a worthwhile local charity. The New
Year will see further performances of the Gospel Choir in the local
On Monday 7th January, the BTEC Sport Level 3 upper students
welcomed Personal Trainer Joe Merry of GingerJoetraining.com.
Joe is from Lewisham and now runs a successful personal
trainer business particularly focusing on performance athletes. He is also has
a strong social media following. The group are currently studying towards the
exam Unit 22 Investigating business in the Sports and Active Leisure Industry.
Students were able to listen to how Joe has built his business and asked questions in relation to strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats. Students need to research the personal training industry and this was a valuable opportunity to support their case studies. Huge thanks to Joe who lit up the room with his energy and passion for chasing your dream.
FranklinEMMANUELGrades achieved: D*DDProgressed to: Kingston UniversityCourse: BTEC Engineering
“Being at Christ the King has been a great and immersive experience. CTK is a place for growth, discovery, and adapting to new challenges. I received a £15,000 Metric Capital scholarship to help me go on university to study Engineering.”
Jorge EMMANUELGrades achieved: D*DDProgressed to: Brunel UniversityCourse: BTEC Sport Level 3
“I've had a great experience at CTK. I've met a lot of new people and gained knowledge that I will need in the future. I'm going to study Sport and Exercise Science at Brunel University. My teachers always went the extra mile to make sure I had all my work completed. I would recommend CTK because the knowledgeable and passionate teachers always help students to succeed.”
AmalEMMANUELGrades achieved: D*D*D*Progressed to: Queen Mary UniversityCourse: BTEC Applied Science
“I really enjoyed my science lessons at CTK. Every week we completed practical activities that helped with my learning and build up my practical skills. My teacher helped prepare me for my interview at Queen Mary University. I am so excited to go and study there. My study tip is -Stay focused, work hard!”
ChizobaEMMANUELGrades achieved: D*D*D*Progressed to: Aston UniversityCourse: BTEC Level 3 Business
“Studying at Christ The King has enabled me to become more independent as a person, as I was able to take on more responsibility for my own learning and acquire new skills such as my time management and organisational skills.”
RukayaEMMANUELGrades achieved: D*D*DProgressed to: Kingston UniversityCourse: BTEC Health & Social Care
“I came to CTK because I heard the College gets great results. My teachers have pushed me to achieve my best and have given me lots of support. I’m so pleased with my grades and looking forward to going on to university.”