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Skills for life

The ongoing stories of those leaving CFS are as varied as you would expect from a culturally and academically diverse school. The majority go on to study A levels at some of Liverpool’s best-performing sixth forms. Others pursue more vocational further education. Careers include hotel management, emergency medicine, digital design, law, post-doctoral biomedical research, performance art, teaching and ordained Christian ministry. Several of our current pupils are children of alumni and many return to volunteer with CFS in some capacity.

 

 

CFS alumni

Reflections on CFS from some recent alumni

 

 

What people say

Marc

Marc

As a self-confessed exam-phobe with a practical rather than academic ability, Marc struggled with GCSEs but has never forgotten the committed and energetic way his CFS teachers inspired and invested in him…

Immediately after leaving CFS, Marc enrolled on a 1 year pre-vocational course in Business Studies at Deyes High School Sixth Form. Despite an eventual 'D' in a Business Studies GCSE, the work experience enabled him to start earning. He went on to be a communications manager for Boots and a communications officer for a Scottish social care charity before developing two businesses in photography and website development. ‘I'd say the biggest thing CFS gave me, was those teachers who really went out on a limb for me and spent quality time with me - I can remember them all’

Jen

Jen

Going on to complete a PhD in applied biochemistry, Jen’s time at CFS was a lesson that her worth was more than her achievements and she had far more to offer the world than just her academic ability…

After CFS, Jen studied A-levels at sixth form, choosing the subjects she most enjoyed rather than having a career mapped out. On achieving the grades she needed to study French and Law, she realised it wasn’t really what she wanted and switched to Applied Biochemistry at LJMU, which led on to her PhD in Snake Venoms at Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine and subsequent work there as a Research Scientist. Choosing to raise a family over career then led her to a variety of other applications of her skills and abilities, including becoming a CFS Director, where her kids are now pupils. ‘The grounding I had in science taught from a Godly perspective helped me throughout my A-levels, degree and PhD.’

Joel

Joel

Arriving in Liverpool from another country, Joel valued the inclusivity and welcome he found at CFS as well as the responsiveness of staff and the personal development opportunities arising from joining a small school…

After GCSEs, Joel studied A-levels at Liverpool College before heading to Royal Holloway, University of London to study Comparative Literature and Culture, where he graduated with a 2:1. He went on to achieve a First in New Media and Digital Culture at the world-leading University of Amsterdam and is currently developing a career in the digital sector. ‘Being at CFS has taught me that it is possible for students to bring about change and has given me a deep desire for cultural studies’

Sarah

Sarah

Now working as an Emergency Department nurse and continuing to study for professional qualifications, CFS grounded Sarah in seeking God’s guidance for each aspect of her life and career…

After leaving CFS, Sarah did A Levels at Archbishop Blanch and went on (eventually!) to study Nursing at Liverpool John Moores University and then University of Ulster. 7 years on from qualification, she is a Deputy Sister in an Emergency Department and completing her third post-grad course to become an Advanced Nurse Practitioner in Emergency Medicine. ‘Being at CFS gave me so many advantages, the biggest being Christian friends. It’s true that friends are the biggest influence in life, and I don’t think I would be where I am in my spiritual walk without my Christian friends to encourage and help me along the way’.

Jordan

Jordan

Later pursuing a certificate in youth ministry, a degree in performing arts and a masters in marketing, CFS was a motivation for Jordan to achieve his potential when he moved there from his previous state school…

Soon after leaving CFS, Jordan moved to Australia to finish his high school before completing a certificate in youth ministry. His degree in performing arts at Monash University and subsequent full-time dance course in Melbourne set him up for work in the performing arts industry for the past 8 years, squeezing in a Masters in advertising along the way. The teaching and close-knit friendships of school have remained a strong motivation for him. ‘CFS has given me solid biblical knowledge, a thorough education and wise world view & I couldn’t have asked for anything better from a school.’

Stephen

Stephen

Stephen is a Pre-Vis artist in a high profile video games developer and recalls how the gracious approach at CFS helped him translate his big ideas (and his impatience!) into a tangible career…

After CFS, Stephen achieved a BTEC in Games Design at Liverpool Community College and went on to a degree in Film Studies and Creative Writing for 3 years. He is still in his first job straight out of Uni with Travellers Tales Games, makers of the Lego video Games but would love to move into cinema at some point. Stephen is a regular visitor to CFS, discussing workplace and career with current pupils and feels it is very much family. ‘I found at CFS that my prospects were never scoffed at, which was very encouraging, considering the arts were thought of as a far less profitable career direction than they are now’.

Hannah

Hannah

Health & Social Care solicitor Hannah recognises the genuine and caring investment CFS made in her life; an investment that helped steer her back to faith in adulthood…

After GCSEs, Hannah went to sixth form and studied law at Liverpool John Moores University. Having later veered away from walking in her Christian faith, Hannah credits the foundations built at CFS as instrumental in bringing her back to involvement in a church that she loves. ‘I would say the support from teachers on a pastoral level is amazing... At the time I didn’t appreciate how amazing the care at CFS was. Teach a child in the way of the Lord and when they are old they will not depart from it.’

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