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Sixth Form College

Alumnae case studies

Fatima Laher:

“The warm and inclusive atmosphere from both tutors and fellow students is what attracted me. This was, by far the best decision that I made purely because of the level of support and assistance that I received from the tutors. Each and every tutor went beyond my expectations with the principal aim of ensuring that I was able to pursue a successful career and in turn, a positive future. BGHS offered a broad range of subjects to the students, a wealth of experience and specialised careers advice.
Following my GCSEs and A Level results, I was able to successfully complete my Law Degree with a 1st class honours and subsequently, the Bar Professional Training Course, which incorporated the masters, LLM (Barrister). I have now completed my training as a qualified barrister focusing predominantly on criminal and family law. This would not have been possible without the support provided from BGHS.”

Shaista Shiraz:

“I chose it [BG6] because of the wide range of support and enrichment opportunities available. I most enjoyed the chance to get involved into the different clubs available, such as the Interact charity, and being a member of the Sixth Form Leadership Team. These provided me with skills such as teamwork, decision making and problems solving which proved to be invaluable for my university application and gaining further work experience at KPMG and the Ministry of Justice.

The sixth form was incredibly welcoming for me; I was supported every step of the way and offered one-to-one guidance. The support offered to students via teachers, sixth-form leaders, and pastoral staff is what makes the student experience a happy one. BG6 has given me invaluable skills that still continue to influence the new experiences I have and has hugely boosted my self-confidence and self-belief. During my time here I developed as a young woman, and I am now ready to take on whatever new challenges that life throws my way.”

Emily Jo Castle: 

“I studied English Language, Art and Photography. I absolutely loved all my A level courses, especially the Arts courses. The teachers were so passionate so it was hard not to enjoy doing the work.

During my time here I took on the role of Head Girl which gave me more opportunities than I could’ve dreamed of – from international trips to Prague to the chance to debate at model UN. It really built my confidence and allowed me to develop my leadership skills which I now use on a day to day basis. The staff at BGHS were always so supportive both in lessons and outside the class room and I believe that level of support helped shape who I am as a person and has lead me to where I am today.”