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Sixth Form

SUPERB STEM EVENT

2nd February 2023

We consider ourselves extremely lucky to have the support of so many leading companies who work with us in our delivery of careers. Without these wonderful people, our students would not have the opportunity to be inspired by job sectors they have not previously considered or heard about. This week, 24 companies hosted stands at…

Spotlight Careers: Kierat Ranautta-Sambhi

23rd November 2022

This week we welcomed back an Old Thorntonian, Kierat Ranautta-Sambhi to share her career journey. Kierat currently works for Albany Associates, supporting governments, charities and communities in areas of conflict around the world. Her role focuses on preventing and countering violent extremism in countries that include Somalia, Mozambique, Syria, Iraq and Chad. Students learnt how…

LawFest

13th October 2022

A group of budding lawyers from Years 11 and 12 attended a fabulous LawFest event at Oakgrove School, alongside students from a wide range of Milton Keynes schools. The event  was hosted by the University of Buckingham and leading law firms, including Dentons, Shoosmiths, Machins and Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner. Students were given an insight…

Clarendon House

12th October 2022

Our Year 12 Health and Social Care students spent the afternoon at Clarendon House in Buckingham, enjoying getting to know the residents and learning more about the care and support in place to accommodate different needs. Partnering with the Care Home will enable students to put into practise their classroom learning and build relationships with…

Results to be proud of

18th August 2022

Congratulations to all our students who have received their well-deserved A level and Vocational Qualification results today. Following two challenging and covid restricting years across the country, students, staff, and families were able to gather this morning to celebrate achievements and share their exciting next steps. These results reflect the consistent hard work of our…

UCAS Extravaganza

6th July 2022

Our Year 12 week of UCAS workshops began with a bang! James Gowers from Coventry University delivered a presentation with tips about how to shortlist universities and courses, and what to look out for when visiting on open days. James then shifted his focus onto personal statements and gave the Year 12s fantastic feedback on…

Careers: Spotlight Series

18th March 2021

Katie Bench, who has recently joined Travers Smith LLP in the City, delivered our Spotlight Series careers talk this week. Having had an excellent presentation from Jane Osborne QC last Tuesday, it was useful to hear Katie making a clear distinction between the role of Solicitor and Barrister and describing her life as a trainee….

Student’s EPQ Ball Gown Creation

11th March 2021

The Year 12 Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) students presented their work recently, with Fern B focusing on how transparent the economic processes of the fashion industry are. Fern decided to create an artefact to support the idea that there is a misconception of the cost of high end garments. She created a stunning ball gown,…

National Careers Week

5th March 2021

The first of our final two events of National Careers Week was a Q and A with a panel of Film and TV professionals, including Gareth Ellis Unwin, the Oscar winning producer of The King?s Speech. Our Year 11 Drama students submitted questions in advance and we were given a brilliant insight into the industry…

Careers Event: St Columba’s College

14th October 2020

Thornton regularly join with the boys at St Columba?s College, St Albans for careers activities, and this week our Sixth Form students have enjoyed two events. A group of Year 13s joined a virtual UCAS Interview workshop with the boys, where they were given mock interviews in Law, Medicine and Veterinary Science by a selection…