Where to next, Year 11?
20 May 2021
Priory’s Year 11 pupils hope to be the footballers, film producers, BMX champions, chefs and engineers of the future. The pupils are leaving next week and are currently planning their immediate future as they prepare to go out into the world and forge strong careers.
Deputy Head Girl Lillie loves true crime documentaries and wants to be a criminal prosecutor. “I want to study A-Levels in Law, Modern History and Criminology. I have always been interested in law and true crime documentaries so a criminal prosecutor is my dream job,” said Lillie.
Joe wants to study Film Production at Runshaw College. “It’s a vocational course which covers video, photography, advertising and editing. It’s just something I am interested in,” said Joe.
Joseph has enjoyed the Food Technology lessons at Priory and wants to study a Chef Diploma at Runshaw College. “I have always loved cooking, from my mum and dad. I would love to own my own restaurant. I guess my speciality dish is a stir fry.”
Brad had an interview to be an apprentice gas engineer. “My uncle does it and it’s appealing to me. I want to earn money!” said Brad.
Aaron wants to study Child Care at Runshaw College. “I want to work with kids, I understand them and just love being with them. I want to be a primary school teaching assistant or work in a nursery.”
Right back Owen was at Preston North End’s Academy but was released and is now going on trials at professional football clubs.
“I broke my leg through a tackle and I was released. It was disappointing but it’s about bouncing back and I think it has given me more confidence.
“I will attend trials but I will also apply for a football course at Myerscough College. That gives me another option.”
Leon was the British and National BMX champion but last year, like everything else, the sport stopped.
“I kept myself busy at home on the turbo trainer, I did a lot of sprints but it has been hard to stay motivated. This year, his focus is representing Great Britain in the World BMX Racing Championships in Belgium, which were postponed last year. I will compete in the Junior Men’s which is more advanced, for 17/18 year olds and that’s the next step before the elite.”
His aim is to turn professional and, with BMX an Olympic sport, to compete at the highest level. Leon is also keen to continue his learning and will study PE, Maths and Photography at Runshaw College.
Emily will also go to Runshaw College and her aim is to study a BTEC in Public Services. “I want to go into the police force and especially the Mounted Branch, I have my own horse so I would love to combine both.”
Anand wants to work at Bae Systems. He said: “I want to go to Preston’s College and study engineering. I want to work on aircraft at Bae.”
Meanwhile Head Boy Louis wants to stay as young as he can for as long as possible and is looking at the Professional Performance Programme at Runshaw College.
Louis has starred in Priory’s productions and said: “I have got to have an audition and I imagine it will be competitive. I want to be in musicals, anything which doesn’t involve growing up! The course will be acting, singing and dancing – all the things I love.”
Finally, Abby is still undecided about her future. "I want to do marketing as it's interesting but I don't know whether to go to college or look for an apprenticeship. I am undecided."
Next week will be their final week at Priory. There will be an assembly followed by shirt-signing on Thursday. Friday will see our pupils off to Alton Tower for a day of fun and farewells.
We wish all our leavers the best of luck as they take their next steps in life's journey.
Head of Year 11