Alumni - Education - Blythe Bridge High School & Sixth Form
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Alumni – Education

Meet past students who are studying or working in the field of


KATHRYN (2012)​​​​​​​

* Left BBHS with A levels in biology, maths and PE.

* Went on to study at Liverpool Hope University for a degree in Human Biology and Sport and Exercise Science, followed by a PGCE in Secondary Biology. Now teaching in Staffordshire.

* Advice for current students: “Prepare little by little. 20 minutes studying a night will help to reduce stress and anxiety in the run up to exams. Do not leave revision to the last minute.”

GABBY (2016)

* Left BBHS with 11 GCSEs, and A levels.

* Went on to study a degree in dance at Liverpool John Moore University, and achieved First Class Honours. About to embark on an Initial Teacher Training course, and feeling excited to develop future generations of dancers.

* Advice for current students: “Breathe!”

MATTHEW (2015)

* Left with A levels in History, Geography and Business Studies.

* Studied for a degree in History, and is about to begin Initial Teacher training, with a view to teaching secondary history.

* Advice for current students:

“It is difficult balancing your school and personal life. GCSEs and A levels are so very important, and as an ex-head boy at Blythe, I encourage everyone to do your best. It’s also important to develop all of the other sides to your character. Don’t let exams dampen your character.”

PAULA (1994)

* Left BBHS with 9 GCSEs and 4 A levels.

* Attained a First Class degree in English Literature and Social Anthropology. Became a teacher and worked her way up to Headship, now works as a Regional Director for an Academy Trust, supporting eight secondary schools. Also inspects for Ofsted.

* Advice for current students: “Aspire, trust, believe, persevere.”

EMILY (2015)

* Left with 10 GCSEs and 3 A levels.

* Did a BSc degree in Psychology at the University of Birmingham, and a Masters in Child Development at Keele University. Now working in a primary school in Birmingham, supporting children with special educational needs.

* Advice for current students: “Focus on what is important – your future. Use that motivation to channel into your revision. Take time to do something you enjoy to help you to relax.”

GEORGIA (2015)

* Left with a distinction* in level 3 health and social care.

* Did not go to university. Spent time volunteering in a primary school, progressed to a Teaching Assistant, and now a Higher Level Teaching Assistant.

* Advice for current students: “Don’t worry if university is not right for you, there are still many paths you can go down with the right experience.”

LUCY (2016)

* Left BBHS with a range of GCSEs and A levels.

* Now a primary school teacher.

* Advice for current students: “Revise, focus and don’t overthink.”

REBECCA (2007)

* Left with 11 GCSEs and 4 A levels

* Went on to become a Geography teacher in a secondary school

* Advice for current students: “Work hard and make the most of the knowledge that your teachers have. Remember that they want you to do well.”