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Alumni

At Kettering Science Academy we are very proud of our alumni students.

We love to hear about what you go on to do and achieve after leaving us. We have an Alumni Survey which you can fill in to let us know what your doing now. If you would like to participate in our Alumni network, please click here to fill in our short survey.

Take a look at some of our current members featured in our Alumni..

Are you a former student? Let us know what you’re doing now and email rdavies@ketteringscienceacademy.org

Subjects studied at Sixth Form:
Chemistry, Physics, Maths Further Maths
Addition subjects -  Further Maths (AS, Self-taught), Economics (AS, Self-taught Macro)

Post Sixth Form next steps:
Harvard, Major undecided (Possibly Developmental and Regenerative Biology, or English)
 
What are you doing now:
I am at Harvard, currently studying the Liberal arts curriculum. I am hoping to be involved in KSA things still and work on writing short films in my spare time.
 
An experience from KSA that has helped you:
Overloading. I wouldn't recommend it. Before I did it myself I thought I'd be fine, I wasn't, I'm learning from it still even now.
 
Advice for KSA students:
Ask for help, listen to advice, the staff are there to help.

Also do things you love as much as you can, don't let it rule your life, but you deserve to be happy, even when you're working hard.

Subjects studied at Sixth Form
Physics, Chemistry, Maths, Further Maths, Italian

What are you doing now:
Currently attending university

Post Sixth Form next steps: (University/Apprenticeship/Armed forces)
Masters of Physics - Durham University

An experience from KSA that has helped you:
Interacting with people in a variety of situations, which helped me build up confidence and improve my ability to communicate effectively.

Advice for KSA students:
1. Talk to the staff. Be nice to them. They are what makes this academy such a nice working environment.

2. Teachers are there to help you, not stop you from improving. Never underestimate the wealth of experience that they have, and what they can help you with. They are people, like all of us. Do not fear to approach them and ask them questions.

3. Understand that once you have learnt something, that is not the end of the road. Think about it this way. Once you open a door, many more become available for you to open. This doesn't only apply to education, but also most things you'll encounter out there. So, make sure to open those doors.

4. Studying is fundamental. But what is even more important is the will the learn. Do remember, studying and learning are different in many more ways than you can possibly imagine. Once you understand that, you will unlock your full potential.

5. Enjoy your time at the academy.

Subjects studied at Sixth Form:
Biology, chemistry, maths, physics

Post Sixth Form next steps: (University/Apprenticeship/Armed forces)
Quantity Surveying Apprenticeship - part time study at London South Bank University

What are you doing now:
I am currently working at Equals Consulting, a cost consultancy firm based in London. I attend university once a week in order to obtain my RICS chartered surveyor status.

An experience from KSA that has helped you:
The support of all the staff at KSA really helped develop my confidence and communication skills. The amount of interview preparation was really beneficial to my progress.

Advice for KSA students:
Make sure you explore all of your options carefully. Think about the subjects you are passionate about but be mindful of your future goals.

Subjects studied at Sixth Form:
Sociology, Media Studies, English Language

Post Sixth Form next steps: 
I joined Northamptonshire Police Special Constabulary.

What are you doing now:
I am working for the NHS as Admin and Clerical staff 5 days a week as my day job, and working as a Police Constable in my spare time until applications for a full time position opens up.

An experience from KSA that has helped you:
KSA had allowed me to develop myself confidence and helped cement the career path I’ve always wanted to take, every teacher had encouraged me along the way and I couldn’t have asked anymore of them.

Advice for KSA students:
As common as it may sound just stick at it, education isn’t for everyone but working hard at KSA will allow you to progress onto something that you really enjoy much more.

The grades I achieved at KSA allowed me to apply and successfully study for the job I’ve always wanted, what you want to gain in the future will eventually come around.
 

Each test paper and good grade you achieve, even in a subject you don’t always fully enjoy, is a stepping stone to get to where you really want to be in the future. The grades you earn go a long way.

And finally it’s not forever, when people told me that I would miss school I really didn’t believe them, but now after almost a year of being away I would happily go back and re-do 6th form all over again. So enjoy it while you’re there and be respectful to the teachers that want to help you.

Subjects studied at Sixth Form:

Maths, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Further maths

 

Post Sixth Form next steps:

University of Durham

 

What are you doing now:

Degree in Natural Sciences

 

An experience from KSA that has helped you:

Attending after school sessions allowed me to ask questions that I didn’t get to ask during class, allowing me to get a broader understanding.

 

Advice for KSA students:

Any experience is good experience, and only through experience will you grow. Give everything a go if you can. It’ll make you into a more wholesome character and give you something to write on your CVs. Don’t make the mistake that I made by not doing that.