The Careers Conference at Christ the King Sixth Form: Emmanuel
continues to go from strength to strength.
The cross-site event comprises a variety of university and career based
talks as well as a large-scale exhibition. The day provides a fantastic
opportunity for our Level 3 students to start thinking about their future
and to explore their options. As in previous years, a Level 1 & 2 Careers
Conference was held which offered specific support to students studying a BTEC
Level 1 or 2 course.
Students prepare for the Conference by pre-booking their places for the
talks they wish to attend and individual timetables are created which
include a visit to the exhibition, thus ensuring their time spent at the
Conference is focused and productive.
Almost 100 external organisations supported the Conference by either
exhibiting or providing speakers for the talks. Many of the
participants were returning, having attended the event in previous years.
The programme of talks included sessions on a wide range of careers from
Medicine and the NHS to entrepreneurship, journalism, engineering, banking and
During the last week of February, a group of students from Aquinas and
Emmanuel took part in a retreat at the Kintbury retreat house. Along with
students from St Charles 6thform, they spent 3 days examining who
they were as a person, searching deep their own relationship with God
surrounded by the beautifully picturesque Berkshire countryside. Hosted and
facilitated by the excellent Kintbury volunteers, the students had a truly
fantastic experience. As one attendee said
“I think it was amazing. It was a chance to relax and take a break from
your life outside of the retreat. It gave me an opportunity to make friends and
meet amazing people.“
Recently A level Economics students from Emmanuel and St Mary’s combined
to take part in the inaugural A’ level Economics conference.
Students were treated to talks from speakers from Greenwich University,
EzyEducation, Barclays and BT covering topics such as market structures and
studying. Economics at university. We are grateful to the support from our
external speakers who included CTK alumni. Student feedback on the day was
On the 2nd March 2019,
25 CTK students from across all three sites attended the Flame 4 Congress in
They however were not just there to
witness the testimony of several amazing speakers and participate in the
worship and other activities that the day had to offer, but also to perform
with several other choirs from across South London in a group performance that
proved to be one of the highlights of the day.
The Flame Congress is a biennial
event taking place at Wembley’s SSE Arena, organised by the Catholic Youth
Ministry Federation. It continues to be the largest regular gathering of young
Catholics in England and Wales. Since it started in 2012, CTK has sent regular
groups of students to the event, all of whom were inspired by the experience.
The theme of this congress was significance. Throughout the day, the young people involved had the opportunity to listen to some amazing speakers, including Robert Madu and Archbishop Eamon Martins, talk to fellow young people from across the country, and participate in worship and adoration. There were also spellbinding performances from Guvna B, Rise Theatre and Anglican worship leader Tim Hughes.
This most recent occasion was the first time they were given an opportunity to take part in the proceedings, an opportunity they embraced as they performed two songs, Stormzy’s Blinded by your Grace, and the classic Amazing Grace. For those of us who had the pleasure of attending with them, it was a profound and joyous experience, which will be looked forward to in future years.
Samuel EMMANUELCourse: BTEC Engineering
“My experience at CTK has improved my sense of self-worth and the one-to-one communication has helped me understand what I need to do to achieve my goals. I'm aiming to go to Queen Mary's University of London to study Physics and Aerospace Engineering. My advice to new students would be to enjoy the experience, make friends with people and study hard to achieve your goals.”
Jorge EMMANUELGrades achieved: D*DDCourse: 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.”
Wendy EMMANUELCourse: BTEC Art and Design Level 2 & 3
“I have enjoyed making new friends and also meeting past students at CTK, who have come in to speak to us about what has made them successful. I aim to become an interior designer or textile designer and plan to study Textile Design at university. I would recommend CTK because the teachers always dedicate their time to helping students achieve their goals. ”
“I would 100% recommend CTK to others. The College improves you not only academically but in all aspects. CTK really lived up to my expectations, I have made good friends and the teachers are so supportive. I was so happy to get my final grades, I'm now going to study Biomedical Science at Warwick University.”
RukayaEMMANUELGrades achieved: D*D*DProgressed to: Criminology and Forensic Psychology at 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.”