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Francesco Robinson

HEADING TO EXETER TO STUDY MATHS

I studied Maths, Spanish and PE.

After St. Paul’s I put my Spanish to the test and travelled around Spain, followed by a short stint working as a Sales Rep for a start-up in London. This year I’ll be heading to Exeter to study Maths.

St. Paul’s sixth form was a great platform for me. The teachers dedicated their time to me even when I asked way too many questions, and their hard-working attitude rubbed off on me and others.

I was given the I was given the independence to manage my own time, and was also encouraged to try new things such as public speaking, music nights and 24-hour football matches! (I won’t forget Mr. Duffield dribbling past 4 defenders at 03:00 in the morning).

The people make the culture, and I thoroughly enjoyed my 2 years in the sixth form at St. Paul’s.

I studied Maths, Spanish and PE.

After St. Paul’s I put my Spanish to the test and travelled around Spain, followed by a short stint working as a Sales Rep for a start-up in London. This year I’ll be heading to Exeter to study Maths.

St. Paul’s sixth form was a great platform for me. The teachers dedicated their time to me even when I asked way too many questions, and their hard-working attitude rubbed off on me and others.

I was given the I was given the independence to manage my own time, and was also encouraged to try new things such as public speaking, music nights and 24-hour football matches! (I won’t forget Mr. Duffield dribbling past 4 defenders at 03:00 in the morning).

The people make the culture, and I thoroughly enjoyed my 2 years in the sixth form at St. Paul’s.

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Tiana Bye

Training to be a primary school teacher

My A levels were photography, French and psychology.

I am now about to enter my final year of training to be a primary school teacher!

I made the best friendships at St. Paul’s. I was so well supported by the St. Paul’s community and loved my time there. All the hard work I put in was so worth the wait to see the reward at the end of the two years!

My A levels were photography, French and psychology.

I am now about to enter my final year of training to be a primary school teacher!

I made the best friendships at St. Paul’s. I was so well supported by the St. Paul’s community and loved my time there. All the hard work I put in was so worth the wait to see the reward at the end of the two years!

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Tim White

Degree apprenticeship in software engineering

I studied Double BTEC Business and Computer Science.

I am now doing a degree apprenticeship in software engineering with Continental Engineering Services.

St Paul’s felt like a breeze! The teachers were so supportive and I made life-long mates!

I studied Double BTEC Business and Computer Science.

I am now doing a degree apprenticeship in software engineering with Continental Engineering Services.

St Paul’s felt like a breeze! The teachers were so supportive and I made life-long mates!

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Sharmi Still 

Paramedic student at the University of Surrey

At St. Paul’s, I studied A-level biology, psychology and sociology 

After my a-levels I went straight on to study paramedic science at the University of Surrey.

As a whole, I really enjoyed time at St. Paul’s, I felt I was excellently taught in all my subjects and what I learnt there has really aided me in my studies at university. I made some friends for life and had some amazing memories. I wouldn’t change anything about my experience at St. Paul’s!

At St. Paul’s, I studied A-level biology, psychology and sociology 

After my a-levels I went straight on to study paramedic science at the University of Surrey.

As a whole, I really enjoyed time at St. Paul’s, I felt I was excellently taught in all my subjects and what I learnt there has really aided me in my studies at university. I made some friends for life and had some amazing memories. I wouldn’t change anything about my experience at St. Paul’s!

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Fergus Nolan 

Lawyer

I studied English Literature, History and Theatre Studies at A2 level.

After St. Paul’s I went on to study Law at the University of York.

After that I qualified as a lawyer and now work for a law firm in London. 

I look back at my time at St Paul’s Sixth Form with nothing but happy memories. I owe a huge thanks to the dedication and enthusiasm of all my teachers, as they always made the lessons engaging. I feel very fortunate to have been able to benefit hugely from the supportive learning environment that St Paul’s Sixth Form has to offer. 

At St. Paul’s, I studied A-level biology, psychology and sociology 

After my a-levels I went straight on to study paramedic science at the University of Surrey.

As a whole, I really enjoyed time at St. Paul’s, I felt I was excellently taught in all my subjects and what I learnt there has really aided me in my studies at university. I made some friends for life and had some amazing memories. I wouldn’t change anything about my experience at St. Paul’s!

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Connor Main

PARTNERSHIPS MANAGER AT POLICE NOW

I studied Spanish, Maths and Geography at St Paul’s, finishing my A Levels in 2016. 

After leaving, I went on to study Spanish and Politics at the University of Bath (not before spending some time travelling around Central and South America), which I absolutely loved. 

I now work as a Partnerships Manager at Police Now, a charity which aims to improve public confidence in policing by recruiting and training a diverse range of people into the police.

I look back on my time at St Paul’s Sixth Form incredibly fondly; the teaching staff provided me an outstanding level of support and went the extra mile to see me succeed.

I valued the opportunities to get involved with extra-curricular activities, particularly with the music department, and made friends for life as part of a caring and supportive community.

I studied Spanish, Maths and Geography at St Paul’s, finishing my A Levels in 2016. 

After leaving, I went on to study Spanish and Politics at the University of Bath (not before spending some time travelling around Central and South America), which I absolutely loved. 

I now work as a Partnerships Manager at Police Now, a charity which aims to improve public confidence in policing by recruiting and training a diverse range of people into the police.

I look back on my time at St Paul’s Sixth Form incredibly fondly; the teaching staff provided me an outstanding level of support and went the extra mile to see me succeed.

I valued the opportunities to get involved with extra-curricular activities, particularly with the music department, and made friends for life as part of a caring and supportive community.

Siobhan

Siobhan Connellan

freelancing as a musician

I studied Music, Film Studies, Maths and English Literature.

I studied Music at Peterhouse, Cambridge, then went on to study Composition for Screen at the Royal College of Music. I’m currently freelancing as a musician.

I am very grateful for all of the wonderful teachers I had through my time at St. Paul’s. The sixth form was a very supportive environment: I was supported in pursuing the subjects I wanted to (allowed to continue all 4 of my subjects through to A2 level) and given plenty of advice and encouragement when it came to university applications. I also really appreciated all of the extra-curricular activities the school provided. As well as participating in musical ensembles myself, I was give the opportunity to help run ensembles in the music department, which was very beneficial for my confidence and leadership skills. My favourite memories of my time at St. Paul’s are from the music department, and the sense of community and collaboration I found there. 

I studied Music, Film Studies, Maths and English Literature.

I studied Music at Peterhouse, Cambridge, then went on to study Composition for Screen at the Royal College of Music. I’m currently freelancing as a musician.

I am very grateful for all of the wonderful teachers I had through my time at St. Paul’s. The sixth form was a very supportive environment: I was supported in pursuing the subjects I wanted to (allowed to continue all 4 of my subjects through to A2 level) and given plenty of advice and encouragement when it came to university applications. I also really appreciated all of the extra-curricular activities the school provided. As well as participating in musical ensembles myself, I was give the opportunity to help run ensembles in the music department, which was very beneficial for my confidence and leadership skills. My favourite memories of my time at St. Paul’s are from the music department, and the sense of community and collaboration I found there. 

Harriet

Harriet Garvey

Studying BA History and Sociology at University of Exeter

During my time at St Paul’s sixth form I studied History, Sociology and English language. I also completed the core maths qualification in year 12. 

Following my A levels, I went into the University of Exeter studying BA History and Sociology. 

My time at St Paul’s, (whilst filled with the challenges of the Covid pandemic), is one that I remember fondly. In my first year of sixth form I took part in the school musical which was a fantastic opportunity to engage with all year groups and connect with people that I may not have otherwise spoken too. To this day, I reflect on many lessons and time spent with teachers as some of the best memories. I will always remember and be grateful of the care and kindness of the teachers that I had during my time at St. Paul’s. 

During my time at St Paul’s sixth form I studied History, Sociology and English language. I also completed the core maths qualification in year 12. 

Following my A levels, I went into the University of Exeter studying BA History and Sociology. 

My time at St Paul’s, (whilst filled with the challenges of the Covid pandemic), is one that I remember fondly. In my first year of sixth form I took part in the school musical which was a fantastic opportunity to engage with all year groups and connect with people that I may not have otherwise spoken too. To this day, I reflect on many lessons and time spent with teachers as some of the best memories. I will always remember and be grateful of the care and kindness of the teachers that I had during my time at St. Paul’s. 

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Deaglan Bartlett

POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCHER IN COSMOLOGY AND ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE

I took A-levels in Maths, Further Maths, Physics and Chemistry, and took another AS in Additional Further Maths.

In the summer after leaving St. Paul’s, I represented Britain in the International Physics Olympiad in Mumbai and achieved a bronze medal. That autumn, I became a member of Trinity College, University of Cambridge where I obtained a MA and MSci in Natural Sciences, specialising in Physics.

In 2019 I moved to Oriel College, University of Oxford for my my DPhil (PhD) in Astrophysics under the supervision of Prof. Pedro Ferreira and Dr Harry Desmond and between 2020 and 2022 I was the Graduate Teaching and Research Scholar in Physics at Oriel College.

In September 2022 I will begin working at the Institut d’Astrophysique de Paris (CNRS & Sorbonne Université) as a Postdoctoral Researcher in Cosmology and Artificial Intelligence as part of the Learning the Universe Collaboration.

I fondly remember the small class sizes at St. Paul’s as this enabled a friendly, collaborative atmosphere and made the classes very enjoyable. I appreciated the freedom that I was given within lessons which allowed me to study content beyond the syllabus which interested me.

There were many chances for extra-curricular work at St. Paul’s such as the Engineering Education Scheme (where we made the national finals) and classes dedicated to preparing for the STEP exam.

I am extremely grateful to the Science department for encouraging me to enter and guiding me through the British Physics Olympiad competition, as this allowed me to learn a lot and attend selection and training camps at the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge.

I thoroughly enjoyed my time at St. Paul’s and believe that it left me well-prepared for when I started university.

I took A-levels in Maths, Further Maths, Physics and Chemistry, and took another AS in Additional Further Maths.

In the summer after leaving St. Paul’s, I represented Britain in the International Physics Olympiad in Mumbai and achieved a bronze medal. That autumn, I became a member of Trinity College, University of Cambridge where I obtained a MA and MSci in Natural Sciences, specialising in Physics.

In 2019 I moved to Oriel College, University of Oxford for my my DPhil (PhD) in Astrophysics under the supervision of Prof. Pedro Ferreira and Dr Harry Desmond and between 2020 and 2022 I was the Graduate Teaching and Research Scholar in Physics at Oriel College.

In September 2022 I will begin working at the Institut d’Astrophysique de Paris (CNRS & Sorbonne Université) as a Postdoctoral Researcher in Cosmology and Artificial Intelligence as part of the Learning the Universe Collaboration.

I fondly remember the small class sizes at St. Paul’s as this enabled a friendly, collaborative atmosphere and made the classes very enjoyable. I appreciated the freedom that I was given within lessons which allowed me to study content beyond the syllabus which interested me.

There were many chances for extra-curricular work at St. Paul’s such as the Engineering Education Scheme (where we made the national finals) and classes dedicated to preparing for the STEP exam. I am extremely grateful to the Science department for encouraging me to enter and guiding me through the British Physics Olympiad competition, as this allowed me to learn a lot and attend selection and training camps at the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge.

I thoroughly enjoyed my time at St. Paul’s and believe that it left me well-prepared for when I started university.

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