Year 12

Year 12 Careers Networking Breakfast

24th April 2024

On Wednesday 24th April, our Year 12 students welcomed delegates from a number of different job sectors at a networking breakfast. This was a fantastic opportunity for our students to chat informally, developing their all-important soft skills and find out more about roles and career pathways. We were delighted to be joined by representatives from…

Student Testimonial: Alana

23rd April 2024

My name is Alana. I’m currently studying in Sixth Form. I’m going to share with you my journey so far at Thornton. I distinctly remember my first day at Thornton ten years ago. I was just seven years old feeling half nervous half excited, but mostly optimistic. Soon after I was welcomed into the school,…

STUDENT DEBATES

11th March 2024

On Tuesday 5th March Thornton hosted the second of our student debates with St Paul’s school. Thornton students proposed the motion that ‘social media does more harm than good’, whilst students from St Paul’s offered points in opposition.  Arguments ranged from discussion of the impact on mental health, self esteem and social interaction to the…

Girls In Science Event

5th February 2024

Girls in Science is a non-profit organisation who we have worked with over the last year to create a dynamic event that took place this week. This was hosted by Santander at their brand new headquarters at Unity Place. Ten other local schools joined the conference, which focussed on ‘Outside the Box’. Lakechia Jeanne introduced…

AIIMI – Employer Partnership

21st November 2023

Students from Years 10, 11 and 12 signed up to visit Aiimi, at their state of the art office. The company moved from London Bridge three years ago, choosing Milton Keynes for its location and talent pool, and have created an amazing work space. Clients, such as Rolls Royce and Anglian Water are referenced by…

Spotlight Seminar: AstraZeneca

14th November 2023

AstraZeneca offer some fabulous Degree Apprenticeships, and we are so grateful to Scott Staple for hosting a seminar with four of our Year 12 students interested in this pathway. Scott completed his HR Degree Apprenticeship last year. When he applied, there were four different streams of apprenticeship available at the company, now there are fifteen,…

Year 11: Next Steps

10th October 2023

As part of their PHSE module, Next Steps, Year 11 have welcomed a number of speakers. This includes current Year 12 students, sharing their experience of vocational qualifications and why they chose them and old girls who have just graduated from university. We were recently joined by Lee, the Apprenticeship Manager from Milton Keynes University…

Spotlight Seminar: Healthcare

10th October 2023

Year 12 Health and Social Care students all attended a fantastic seminar with guest speakers from both Milton Keynes University Hospital and Bedford Hospital. This not only reinforced aspects of the curriculum but also allowed students to find out more about roles within the NHS. Team leaders from Patient Experience, Volunteers and Apprenticeships showcased different…

Alumni Networking Event

4th October 2023

The annual Alumni Networking Event was held on 3rd October. We were delighted to welcome back such a diverse group of old girls to meet our Year 12 students over drinks and dinner. Guests included civil servants, physiotherapists, aeronautical engineers, lawyers and cheesemongers. Several alumni have leading roles in industry and were able to share…

LawFest 2023

26th September 2023

Budding lawyers from Year 11 and 12 took part in a fantastic LawFest Event, hosted by Buckingham University. Leading firms such as Travers Smith, Dantons, Machins, Shoosmiths and SE Solicitors hosted talks and were available to talk to students individually to answer questions about opportunities for school leavers and graduates. In addition, the Head of…

SPOTLIGHT SEMINARS

22nd September 2023

This week saw the launch of our first Spotlight Seminar. Spotlight Seminars are a new initiative for our Year 12s and if, following their one-to-one Careers Interviews, several have expressed an interest in a particular pathway, we will endeavour to set up a virtual meeting with an industry professional. This allows the students to interact…

CAREERS TALK: WORKING WITH YOUNG CHILDREN

20th September 2023

Kate Morgan showcased the new degree course that Norland are offering, “Early Childhood Education” alongside the prestigious Norland Diploma. Norland, founded in 1892, is world-famous for providing the very best early years training and education, recognised as the first educational establishment to offer any kind of childcare training. Students interested in a career working with…