Jackson Phillips (Paramedic Science Student)
Attended St Brendan's 2017-2019
Subjects studied: Sport Level 3, A-level Biology, Geography and Core Maths
Previous School: St Mary Redcliffe
After studying at St Brendan's, I went on to higher education at the University of Hertfordshire to study Paramedic science and training to become a Paramedic and then further into a HART Paramedic role (Hazardous Area Response Team).
I am currently studying my degree and really enjoying the hard work and variety of it. St Brendan's provided a learning that allowed you to have more freedom and responsibility over your own education; a great setup for the higher education model.
The Sports course at St Brendan's is very much like university study with the assignment based learning. I have found it has greatly benefited my higher education learning, even if I didn't go into a sports-based career.
The staff were lovely and always there for you if you needed a little extra support, which was excellent. The advice I would give current students is to set manageable goals, you have to take little steps to achieve big things.
Hopefully, in the next 10 years, I will be apart of the HART as an Advanced Paramedic Practitioner for the London Ambulance Service, after completing a Masters in Advanced Paramedic Practice.