Alumni

At Rawmarsh we are proud of our student’s achievements; this doesn’t end when they leave us, able and qualified to play their full part in society. We as a school have high aspirations for our students and therefore have set up the Rawmarsh Alumni, with the aim to inspire and motivate current Rawmarsh students. This will involve celebrating the achievements of school leavers, sharing inspiration from their time at Rawmarsh and their next steps, along with some excellent guidance for students on how they can fulfil their own ambitions and goals.

We love to keep in touch with our ex-students. 

Rawmarsh welcomes ex-students who want to ‘keep in touch’, whether that be to hear about news and events at the school or to support our current students, by sharing your story of what you have achieved since leaving us or even coming into school and supporting activities such as lessons, assemblies, mock interviews etc.

Please email us at:

Career Pathway Booklet

Join us in helping promote your career choice by getting involved in careers aspirations posters.

Alumni Case Studies

Here at Rawmarsh, we love hearing about how our former students are getting on after leaving school. Here’s just a few of our recent leavers.

Exam Certificates

Information on how to obtain original and duplicate certificates from Rawmarsh Community School.

Abbie Pritchard

Acting

Where are they now?

Abbie currently studies at a Musical Theatre College called CAPA (Creative and Performing Arts) in Wakefield.

After college, she plans on auditioning for Musical Theatre Universities in London such as Mountview, ArtsEd and Bird.

What Abbie says:

If you are passionate about something and if you want it enough, don’t give up!

 

Bonnie Inman

Health and Social Care

Where are they now?

Bonnie is studying Triple Health & Social Care at Thomas Rotherham College and has recently been at Rawmarsh School on placement as a Teaching Assistant.

At TRC, she has already achieved two Distinction grades earning 48 UCAS points.

Her career plan is to become a Trauma Nurse after completing a degree in Nursing and a qualification as an Operating Department Practitioner.

Advice from Bonnie:

In Years 7, 8 and 9 have some fun but keep on top of your work; in Year 10 start revising and that will make your exams a whole lot easier.

Chloe Smith

Animal Care

Where are they now?

Chloe is studying Animal Care at Dearne Valley College and achieved a Distinction in her first assignment.

She is enjoying her time at college and working closely with all of the animals the college has – the reptile room being a firm favourite.

During her time, she’s hand-fed an armadillo, fed a family of seven meerkats, held animals such as snakes, tortoises and leopard geckos and walked some alpacas.

Advice from Chloe:

Since being at college, I’ve done lots of amazing things that I never thought I’d be able to do at 16 – follow your dreams!

Curtis Yip

Politics, Economics & Maths

Where are they now?

Curtis joined Thomas Rotherham College in 2021 to study his A Levels.

He also recently attended COP26 as a representative of the Yorkshire and Humber Regional Youth Climate Assembly.

Curtis spoke and delivered a workshop in the iMax theatre in the Green Zone and was amongst the youngest facilitators at the whole conference.

What Curtis says:

My ted talk ‘relationships in a disjointed world’ focuses on the positive changes within the principles of our relationships during the pandemic and how we should continue to seek them through our ‘ways of working’.

Ingrid Ilie

Business Management

Where are they now?

Ingrid arrived at Rawmarsh School back in 2013 starting Y9. Her main language was Italian and her English was limited to ‘yes’ and ‘no’.

After a frustrating battle with the language and school curriculum, Ingrid accomplished 10 GCSE
passes.

She completed her A Levels at TRC achieving A*, A*, A, and went on to achieve a 1st class degree in Business Management – the subject which she is currently completing her Masters in.

Advice from Ingrid:

Even if people tell you that you can’t, you can – just carry on. If you can dream it, you can do it.

Kimiko Uttley

Maths, Chemistry and
Physics

Where are they now?

After leaving Rawmarsh School, Kimiko now attends TRC, studying A Levels in Maths, Further Maths, Chemistry and Physics.

Kimiko’s future plan is to study Chemistry at University and then train to become a teacher.

Advice from Kimiko:

Start making revision resources when you’ve just learned the work for tests – there’s a lot of content!

Understanding the work early is very important.

Mollie Fisher

Sports

Where are they now?

Mollie left Rawmarsh School in 2021 to attend Wath Academy Sixth Form to study A Levels and take part in their Sports Scholarship programme.

She also applied for the Diploma in Sporting Excellence (DiSE) run by Swim England in conjunction with Loughborough College. This is open to only 114 applicants across England as a whole and places those selected back onto the Swim England talent pathway.

Mollie was offered a place on the elite sports programme, which is designed to complement her existing studies alongside her training and competitions – successful completion results in the DiSE award itself and up to 64 UCAS points.

Sophie Birks

Public Services

Where are they now?

Sophie is currently at Barnsley College studying Level 3 Public Services, which she is really enjoying.

She is also now a Police Cadet! In the future, Sophie’s ambitions are to become a Police Officer.

Advice from Sophie:

I would recommend Barnsley College because they are supportive and have helped me loads!