Chris left us to attend Oaklands College to gain technical qualifications in Building and Construction Technology. From there he attended the University of the West of England to gain a 1st class honours BSc in Architectural Technology. Chris is currently an Architectural Technologist with RDT Architects in Harpenden.
Greg Dickinson [Class of 2008 & Ex Head Boy] is currently the Travel Editor at Rough Guides. He has most recently published an article on his exploits on a bike in France wending his way from the Normandy coast of Caen to the Atlantic coast of La Rochelle.
To read the full article as it appeared in The Independent on Saturday 11th July 2015 click on the this link.
Emily is currently an Accounts Manager at JJ Marketing in Oxfordshire, After leaving us, Emily gained a degree in Business Management and Marketing from the University of Manchester and from there she gained considerable experience in the business world through marketing communication, recruitment and programme coordinator to managing accounts.
Having completed a BA and an MA in Archaeology at the University of Bristol, Alex enjoys the place so much that he has opted to stay for another 4 years to complete a Ph.D. in Archaeology & Anthropology.
Claire joined the school in 2006 in the Sixth Form. After her A levels Claire gained a place at the University of Manchester to study Social Anthropology/Anthropology where she gained a BSocSc degree. She continued her studies at Manchester to gain an MA (distinction) in visual Anthropology. After many caring and voluntary positions, Claire now works for the Royal London Society for Blind People formerly as a Community & Events Fundraising Executive and now as a Senior Individual Giving Executive. At the same time Claire works for the Body & Soul Charity as a childrens’ centre volunteer.
After her A levels , Isabelle went on to Manchester University where she gained a 1st class hons BSc in International Business, Finance & Economics. She is currently a Hedge Fund Accountant with GSA Capital in St Albans.
At 19:45 on Thursday 13th November 2014, Jade was performing at the Royal Greenwich International Early Music Festival in The Chapel at the Old Naval College , Greenwich with the Trinity Laban Soloists and Baroque Orchestra directed by Andrew Butterfield.
Dr and Mrs Smith had the pleasure of attending this concert at Jade’s suggestion and were suitable thrilled to see and hear Jade’s solo performance of CPE Bach’s flute concerto in A major.
Jade is currently in the final year of a Masters Degree in Flute Performance at the Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music, studying with Anna Noakes. She is a recent recipient of the Michael Hirst Award and is also generously supported by the Harpenden Music Foundation.
In July this year she was awarded the Sir James Galway’s Rising Star Award and will be erforming as a solo artist at his flute festival in Switzerland in 2015.
Jade is also a very keen orchestral player and has been principal flute in the Young Musicians Symphony Orchestra in London since 2010, where she has had the opportunity to perform Saint-Saens Carnival of the Animals and Prokofiev Peter and the Wolf. She has also been principal flute in the City of Birmingham Youth Symphony Orchestra, where she was given the opportunity to perform Debussy’s Prelude a I’apres-midi d’un faune.
Jade graduated from the Birmingham Conservatoire with a Bachelor of Music honours degree in 2012. During this time she studied flute with Jonathan Rimmer, Colin Lilley, Marie Zupancic, Jane Mitchell (baroque flute) and Andrew Lane (piccolo). Prior to this she attended the Junior Guildhall School of Music and Drama studying with Nicolas Bricht. Jade has participated in masterclasses given by Sir James Galway, Philippa Davies, Anna Noakes, Trevor Wye, Peter Stark and Rachel Brown.
Jade has been an active participant on the Sir James Galway International Flute Master class course in Switzerland for the past three years. In 2011 Sir James Galway awarded her with an engraved Haynes head joint and in 2012 she was a scholarship student in the class. She also regularly attends their master classes in Villa Medici, Italy.
Rohan joined RPS in the Sixth Form and after his A levels went to Nottingham Trent University where he gained an honours degree in Business Management and Marketing. Rohan worked initially for Xcede Recruitment Solutions before moving to his current position as a Front End Development Consultant for Futureheads which is a digital recruitment business.
Ellie studied Biology, Chemistry, Psychology and General Studies in the Sixth Form and took a year out working as a teaching assistant at the school. The following year she went up to Sheffield University to study medicine and graduated with a MBChB [1st class hons] in July 2014. She now has placements as a house doctor in Rotherham and Sheffield for the next two years.
Rebecca gained a degree in Philosophy from the University of Cardiff before embarking on a remarkable career in the theatre. She has undertaken numerous theatre directing projects.
“I am now a theatre director and playwright. I have had my work performed across London and South Wales, and think I might have the project that could take my career to the next stage. I have written and directed a verbatim play, travesti, inspired by campaigns such as Everyday Sexism, No More Page 3 and Ending Victimisation, and which I believe has the potential to represent a new, fresh voice of feminism in British and International theatre. It had a successful 3 day run at the Etcetera Theatre in January, receiving 4 star reviews and support from industry giants, and has great potential for a London transfer and tour.”
Currently Rebecca is hoping to take her theatre company ‘unbound productions’ to the Edinburgh Festival where she has been offered a prime slot in one of the theatres and is seeking financial assistance/funding. To find out more and possible donate contact Rebecca on her website – www.unbound-productions.com