Evening of Celebration
We were delighted to hold our Evening of Celebration on Monday 26 June 2023 providing the opportunity to recognise and celebrate our wonderful Year 13 students’ achievements this year.
It was a fantastic evening with a welcome and introduction from Ms Power, CTK Aquinas Principal followed by a talk from Ana our Student Governor talking about her experience as a student at CTK.
The Guest speaker was Leila Thomas from Urban Synergy an award winning youth empowerment charity that has helped over 20,000 young people between 9-24 years of age reach their potential. Leila talked about how she founded the charity and its current work after which she was kind enough to present the awards.
As guests arrived they were welcomed by student, Oscar playing the piano which was a beautiful way to commence the celebrations.
After the awards had been presented and to close the formal proceedings Paige read a poem she had written as a thanks to Ms Davis who is retiring at the end of term.
Refreshments were served after the formal presentations and guests had the chance to meet speakers, staff and students.
Trevor AQUINAS Progressed to: University of Lancaster Course: A Level Business, ICT and English Language and Literature
“My tutors at CTK were fundamental in my academic success. They were always approachable and willing to go the extra mile. I enjoyed taking part in extracurricular activities, including leading the sixth form band and being Director of the Business Enterprise Group, Student Governor and Student Head of Hall. ”
Bradley AQUINAS Progressed to: University of Nottingham Course: A Levels Maths A*, Physics A* and Chemistry A*
“At Christ the King I discovered I was resilient. My teachers really pushed me to be my best, I am in their debt, thank you for believing in me.”
Rose AQUINAS Progressed to: The University of Warwick Course: A Level History A, Politics A, Sociology A*
“CTK was a great environment for me to learn in. I’ve really enjoyed the teaching – all my teachers have been encouraging and supportive. They put in the extra time to help with workshops and revision to ensure we did well.”
Owen AQUINAS Progressed to: Royal Holloway University Course: A Level Maths A, Psychology B and Biology A
“I would recommend coming to CTK as the level of support offered by the subject teachers is exceptionally good. The best thing about CTK is being part of the friendliest group of students I've ever met. I'm applying to Oxford to study Psychology. ”
Esosa AQUINAS Progressed to: De Montfort University Course: A Level Biology, Chemistry and Maths
“My form tutor at CTK was exceptionally supportive every day. I value the freedom and independence of controlling my own learning, staying motivated whilst also having fun. The and people and sense of community provide a great environment. I have enjoyed extra opportunities such as joining summer schools and widening participation programs and becoming a student governor. I received lots of help from the careers guidance counsellor to help me realise what I want to do after sixth form. ”