Success story - Gabriel – from SFX student to SFX Business Teacher!

  • Name: Gabriel
  • Course: BTEC Level 3 National Ext Diploma in Business
  • Graduation year: 2006
  • University of study: University of Hertfordshire, Business Studies BA (Hons)
  • Former school

    Bishop Thomas Grant Secondary School

  • What course did you study and your grades?

    BTEC L3 Ext Diploma Business Studies - DDM

  • What did you enjoy about your course at SFX?

    The best thing was the Business teachers. They made the lessons interesting and they supported me in achieving the grades I needed to get into the university.

  • Why did you choose SFX?

    I chose SFX because of the religious beliefs and community spirit, the wide variety of subjects available. Also, members of my family are former students of college and said I’d really enjoy my experience here. I was not disappointed.

  • What did you like about studying at SFX?

    The biggest thing I enjoyed was meeting and forming friendships with people from a variety of different backgrounds, as well as the facilities for student use and support. I also enjoyed the enrichment class I attended - the African film club.

  • Why did you choose SFX as a place to work?

    I chose to work at SFX because of the community presence that still runs through the College, as well as the students reminding me of myself when I was their age growing up in London, with big dreams and aspirations.

  • What do you like about working at SFX?

    I like getting to know the students personalities and supporting them to achieve their best possible grades. Watching them grow as individuals within an accepting of all different characters, religions and supportive environment.

  • What is your advice to Year 11 students?

    Know what you want to do with your life, work hard, stay focused, desire to succeed and anything is possible. Make sure that the college you choose works for you and suits your personality, as it will make succeeding in college much easier, as you will enjoy your experience more.

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