Our former students go onto a wide range of Universities and Careers.
Here we have listed some examples:
Alex Woodford, Chartered Accountant (ACA)
Alex joined St Albans Indpendent College in September 2001 having been unable to attend regular school for a few years due to illness. He had maintained a level of education at home whilst ill via correspondence courses etc., however once well enough was ready to find a small tutorial college in which he could take his GCSE and A-Level exams to get back on track.
St. Albans College offered the perfect environment, both being accelerative in terms of allowing him to complete GCSE courses in a year, and nurturing in terms of small classes and the caring nature of the teachers and staff involved in the running of the college.
He attained 6 GCSEs (5 at A* level and 1 at ‘A) in the first couple of years at St. Albans College, leading to 5 A2-levels (A* in Maths, A* in Further Maths, A* in Chemistry, A* in Business Studies, and A in Physics) as well as an A at AS Additional Further Maths. The support and exceptional teaching at St. Albans College helped me to fulfil my goals in the above.
After leaving St. Albans College, Alex went on to study Mathematics at the University of Hertfordshire attaining a first class honours degree (1:1). He then secured a graduate place at a big four accounting firm in St. Albans working in Audit Assurance working towards chartered accountant status through the ACA exams whilst carrying out a role on various audit teams. He has subsequently gone on to be promoted to Manager level and now works in the technical accounting department of the main London office.
Krishan Thakker, Attorney at Law (New York),
Mishcon de Reya New York, LLP
Krishan joined St Albans Independent College in September 2003, having been unsettled at two former schools and wanting greater independence. Outside school, Krishan had an active range of hobbies, including but not limited to playing chess at a competitive national level, and representing the Botany Bay Cricket Club in several games. As Krishan said, “I wanted a school with smaller, more focused class sizes, where I had greater independence to fulfil my own destiny, rather than be controlled within a strict regime. St. Albans College offered just that and I made many close friends during my time there. The style of specialized teaching at the College and intimate class sizes suited me, and ultimately I ended up achieving 5 A’s and 4 A* grades at the GCSE level, 4 ‘A’ grades at AS level (including business studies), and 3 ‘A’ grades at A2 level in Maths, English Literature and Economics. Quite simply, I wouldn’t be where I am now without the help that the College, with both its professional and personal support, gave me.” After leaving St. Albans College, Krishan commenced a Bachelor of Laws degree (LL.B) at King’s College London, from where he transferred to Columbia Law School, Columbia University, New York, USA to study on the “highly sought after” Anglo-American Joint LL.B/J.D. programme. He graduated with honours in May 2010 with both the UK under-graduate LL.B degree, and a post-graduate U.S. Juris Doctorate degree. Krishan is now an Attorney practicing general commercial and trans-Atlantic litigation, and international arbitration, at the New York office of the renowned British law firm of Mischon de Reya.