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Blackfen School for Girls

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Alumni

Did you attend or work at Blackfen as we would really like to hear from you?

We are always fascinated to hear what former students and teachers of Blackfen have gone on to do after leaving.

Please complete the online form here and we will add you to our alumni page and include your last school photo!

Please don’t forget to tell your Blackfen classmates, colleagues and friends

 

 

 

Nancy Scanlon

 

Year leaving Blackfen Sixth Form: 2012

Subjects I studied: A Level: English, Psychology, Business Studies and EPQ.

What have you achieved since leaving Blackfen Sixth Form:I attended University, studying Business and achieved a First Class degree. I wanted to begin my teacher training and I worked here at Blackfen within the Sixth Form Study Centre for a year. I then completed my PGCE at UCL Institute of Education and is now a full time Business teacher at Blackfen.

What are your fondest memories of Blackfen Sixth Form?: How much of a close family it felt like. Especially in terms of all the support with uni, jobs and leaving sixth form. The trips were obviously a highlight too!”

 

 Hayley Cross

Year leaving Blackfen Sixth Form: 2005

Subjects I studied: Business studies Health and social care

What have you achieved since leaving Blackfen Sixth Form:? Security manager investment banking

What are your fondest memories of Blackfen Sixth Form?: everything

 

Rebecca Castle

Year leaving Blackfen Sixth Form: 2016

Subjects I studied: Media Ict Law History French Art Maths English Science

What have you achieved since leaving Blackfen Sixth Form? I have completed a business administration apprenticeship with ITV.

What are your fondest memories of Blackfen Sixth Form? Completing my sixth form classes; media, ict and law and getting distinction stars in all.

 

 Rebekka Powell

Year leaving Blackfen Sixth Form: 2014

Subjects I studied: Media Studies Government and Politics Sociology

What have you achieved since leaving Blackfen Sixth Form?: After attending Blackfen School Sixth form for 1 year I decided to not continue to complete my A2 exams. I applied for a apprenticeship in Digital Marketing and completed 16 months at an Events Management company.. 3 years on I am now working as a Marketing Executive at NET-A-PORTER one of the world's biggest fashion retailers.         

 

 Amy Fuller

Year leaving Blackfen Sixth Form: 2013

Subjects I studied: I studied Business, Law and Psychology at Blackfen sixth form

What have you achieved since leaving Blackfen Sixth Form?: Since leaving sixth form I went on to study business management where I achieved a first class degree with honours. I have also achieved a distinction diploma in professional experience by working for Enterprise rent-a-car and have now moved on to full time banking role with Santander.

What are your fondest memories of Blackfen Sixth Form?: My fondest memories at the sixth form was making life time friends and enjoying the two years I spent there in a friendly and fun environment.

 

 Roy Watson-Davis   STAFF

Year leaving Blackfen Sixth Form: 2010

Subjects I taught at Blackfen Sixth Form: Taught History for 18 years, plus when a newbie I was lumbered/blessed with teaching Geography, English and Drama in my first couple of years too!

What have you achieved since leaving Blackfen Sixth Form?: Finally escaped to the country! Also while at Blackfen wrote some books for teachers and wrote a column for the TES. Since leaving have written second editions of two of the books and one has been published in Indonesian! Now teaching in Suffolk and occasionally having freelance articles in various educational publications. Left State education in 2016 and now work at the Royal Hospital School as Head of History and Politics.

What are your fondest memories of Blackfen Sixth Form?: The buzz of the 1992-8 era when the school started improving results and changed its attitude to the pupils-believing they should and could achieve. And the bunch of characters I had in any of my forms as form tutor, and especially my first form there 1992-96. The comedy double act with Dr V in the staff panto. A seagull 'decorating' Mr Scambler at the top of Rochester castle on a Y7 trip. And the kindness of colleagues.

 

 Molly Lowther

Year leaving Blackfen Sixth Form: 2015

Subjects I studied: Law, Business studies and ICT

What have you achieved since leaving Blackfen Sixth Form?: I now work in a law firm in London as a PA and training to be a legal secretary.

 

 Vicki Hamilton (nee Barton)

Year leaving Blackfen Sixth Form: 1982

Subjects I studied: A level History, English Literature, language

What have you achieved since leaving Blackfen Sixth Form?: HNC business studies. Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply (Graduate) Head of Procurement, Head of Contracts & Performance NHS. Mother!

What are your fondest memories of Blackfen Sixth Form?: Times in the common room    Speech day Being Head Girl

 

 Jonathan Lockyer

Year leaving Blackfen Sixth Form: 2008

Subjects I studied: A-Level Law, Psychology, Maths, A/S Applied ICT

What have you achieved since leaving Blackfen Sixth Form?: After completing a Law Degree at the University of Westminster, and the Legal Practice Course at City University, London, I now work full time as a police officer for the Metropolitan Police Service.

 

 Rosie Richardson

Year leaving Blackfen Sixth Form: 2013

Subjects I studied: AS level Religious Studies A level Law, Sociology and Media

What have you achieved since leaving Blackfen Sixth Form?: I have qualified as a nursery nurse and have been doing the job for 4 years now. I also spent a summer working in Greece.

What are your fondest memories of Blackfen Sixth Form?: Spending lunchtimes with a big group of friends at a friend’s house across the road and the way the teachers were able to have a laugh and not stay serious all the time, especially Miss Smith!

 

 Josie Haggar

Year leaving Blackfen Sixth Form: 2010

Subjects I studied: AS English literature A level Psychology A Level ICT A Level French Extended Project

What have you achieved since leaving Blackfen Sixth Form?: Since leaving Sixth form I have gone on to graduate with a 2:1 honours degree in Psychology, as well as completing a Level 3 in childcare and my Level 1 British sign language. After my degree I worked in a baby nursery and I am now working in a local primary school as a speech and language therapy assistant, supporting children with speech and language needs. I am currently in the process of applying to go back to uni to do my masters in Speech & Language Therapy!

What are your fondest memories of Blackfen Sixth Form?: All of it! - Being on the leadership team. - The teachers. - The last day, and watching the teachers perform their goodbye rap! I miss it so much!

 

 Jade Hickling

Year leaving Blackfen Sixth Form: 2010

Subjects I studied: BTEC Childcare learning and development level 2

What have you achieved since leaving Blackfen Sixth Form?: I went on to work at several shops learning new skills not been near a nursery since

What are your fondest memories of Blackfen Sixth Form?: Making new friends and having a laugh

 

 Kia Ashenden

Year leaving Blackfen Sixth Form: 2016

Subjects I studied: Sixth form subjects Btec childcare Btec ICT Btec business

What have you achieved since leaving Blackfen Sixth Form?: I am doing a apprenticeship at the moment as a dental hygienist.

What are your fondest memories of Blackfen Sixth Form?: Creating brilliant friendships.

 

 

 Lauren Calvert

Year leaving Blackfen Sixth Form: 2016

Subjects I studied: Sixth form subjects A-level health and social care Btec media Btec science

What have you achieved since leaving Blackfen Sixth Form?: I am currently a student paramedic at Canterbury Christchurch University. I'm on placement at the moment on the ambulances in the south east of Kent area.

What are your fondest memories of Blackfen Sixth Form?: Leaving with the grades I achieved.

 

 Maisie Mellish

Year leaving Blackfen Sixth Form: 2016

Subjects I studied: Sixth form subjects: Btec business Btec PE Btec ICT

What have you achieved since leaving Blackfen Sixth Form?: Working in a primary school as a PE teacher.

What are your fondest memories of Blackfen Sixth Form?: Achieving my grades I did at sixth form.

 

Tracy Ann Strevens

Year leaving Blackfen Sixth Form: 1987

Subjects I studied/taught at Blackfen Sixth Form: The rather quaintly named 'Junior Secretary' course!

What have you achieved since leaving Blackfen Sixth Form?: As you might expect, when I left I was qualified as a clerical secretary, but have had a myriad of jobs since including Fire Fighter, Florist and Fork Lift Truck Driver! I am a writer now though, publishing historical factual books under the pen name 'Summer Strevens'. Just completed my third book focusing on 18th-century female poisoners :-)

What are your fondest memories of Blackfen Sixth Form?: None of my teachers could ever pronounce my surname correctly - when the register was called, the class room would ring to the cries of my classmates shouting the correct pronunciation! That and Mrs Cammish's determination to turn out girls who would be 'a credit to any office', and Headmistress Mrs Meagher's impeccable French Pleat hair-do!! Still convinced she could probably breathe fire...!