Following my A-Levels at Retford Post 16 Centre in history, English, economics and business, and general Studies, all at A* and A, I went on to study law at the University of Nottingham. I then completed my masters at Oxford University and I am currently studying the bar professional training course at BPP Law School in London. Upon completion I will be a barrister, specialising in commercial law.
After A Levels at the Retford Post 16 Centre in maths, French, music and English, all at A* and A, I went to Cambridge University to read music. I found myself thrust into a new environment full of exciting opportunities and met people from all over the world who shared my passion for learning and the range of skills that I had developed through my A Levels. I appreciated so much the work that my own teachers had done for me, so embarked on a teaching qualification nearer to home. I now teach music and maths at Outwood Academy Portland. Reflecting on my own education, I feel privileged to have studied at such an inspiring school and Post 16 Centre, both of which, equipped me well for further study and my chosen career.
Sophie Pilsworth (née Wilson)
In 2009, I left Retford Post 16 Centre with A Levels in economics and business (B), applied ICT (B) and design and technology (C) to begin life at Northumbria University, to study for a degree in quantity surveying. With my degree in hand I embarked on my career as a quantity surveyor,
and moved to New Zealand, where I now live and work. I am currently employed by Fletcher EQR and I am now part of the team rebuilding the centre of Christchurch, which was decimated by the earthquake in February 2011.
Having gained A Levels at Retford Post 16 in history (A), French (B) and English literature (C), I went to Birmingham University and gained a first class honours degree in modern languages (French and Italian) with a distinction in spoken Italian. I am an enthusiastic linguist, currently studying for a masters in applied translation studies at the University of Leeds, with a specialism in French to English and Italian to
English translation. I have worked as key accounts manager for Fenner Drives, a power transmission company, for over two years and spend two months of the year visiting clients abroad. I have continued to work part time for Fenner Drives to keep my knowledge of the mechanical engineering sector up-to-date.