We are incredibly proud of all our students, whether they’ve taken on an Apprenticeship, furthered their studies at University, travelled the world or even started their own business. This page will feature alumni members of Oakes each term and keep you in the know about their journey.
Hannah Fox – A Level Maths, Chemistry and Psychology
What did you take away from your experience here?
How has studying here helped you?
What are you up to now?
What do you enjoy most about it?
How has your experience at the Oakes helped you in adult life?
The Oakes has helped me in many ways, making me more independent, confident and the ability to be proud of what I have achieved. The support I received from the all the staff at the Oakes was incredible and studying here was definitely one of the best decisions I’ve made.
Chessie Sharman – Digital Media CTEC 2016-2018
What I enjoyed with the course:
Great teachers, they really rounded my knowledge in the industry and prepared me for university well, the practices we use in university link back to the units and skills we got taught at CTEC level. I also loved the creativity of the course and learning about a variety of media products
What you achieved:
I achieved D*D*D* (the equivalent of 3 A stars!). I was shocked, but I did work really hard. Especially on improving my coursework and trying to make it as professional looking as possible. It is now a great showreel of the different media products I can create!
What it’s helped me do now:
The course helped me get into university. It also helped with my team building skills that I use regularly at Uni now and be more prepared in a practical sense than maybe other students are. I guess that is because they didn’t get the opportunity to develop skills taking the Alevel course rather than the great help we got at Oakes.