The WCSQM Alumni Association has been set up for the benefit of students and is run by a group of dedicated committee of students, World Class alumni themselves. The new committee took over from the outgoing inaugural committee in July 2021, and have exciting plans for growing the Association to reach and engage new members.
Join the committee
If you’re looking for an exciting volunteering opportunity working alongside likeminded World Class students from across the UK to help grow the Association and maximise the opportunities and influence it has on the lives of students, we’d love you to join us. Some examples of roles in the committee include:
- Social Media Lead – responsibility to delegate social media platforms to alumni but to oversee.
- LinkedIn Lead
- Recruitment and Membership Lead – Direct contact for any interest from schools or students, ensure welcome email and welcome pack are sent encourage sign up through with help from other members of committee.
- Chairs of the Facebook groups – Physics and Mathematics: Technology and Engineering: Human Science: Performing Arts: Social Science: Humanities and Languages:
The Committee welcomes input from students, but at the moment there are no vacancies to join the team, but if you have a specific skill you feel would help develop the Association, please still get in touch by emailing email@example.com.
Introducing your Alumni Association Committee…
I’m Jack Kennedy and your Alumni Association Chair. I’m a Year 13 student studying Computer Science, English Literature and Geography (which I am applying for at university). Outside of the classroom, I work for a local food and drink network by promoting awareness and supporting North East producers. I also volunteer as a tutor-befriender and work with young people across Newcastle. Most importantly of all, I’m a dog lover with my black lab Ziggy.
Jack Kennedy, Chair of the WCSQM Alumni Association
Hi, I’m Sophie and I am one of the new vice-chairs of the WCSQM Alumni Association! I have been to two World Class Schools, St Albans Girls’ School and Sandringham School, and I am hoping to study geography at university from September 2021. My involvement with WCS has been truly beneficial to me and through the alumni I will have the platform to reach out to world class students all around the world and encourage them to seize the incredible opportunities WCS has to offer. Being part of such an inspirational group of students has meant I have met some wonderful people and created life-long connections – I cannot wait to see what the future of WCS brings.
Sophie Angel, Vice-Chair of the WCSQM Alumni Association
Hi, my name is Yash Wilson and I’m going into Year 12 and am planning to study Biology, Chemistry, Geography and History at Beckfoot School Sixth Form. I have been part of the World Class School Alumni for a year having joined after nomination for an individual leadership award. I am now the new Charity Promotion and Correspondence Lead for the Alumni. As part of this role, I will be working with schools to organise and promote their charity projects. Having been a charity leader for my school and organising events ranging from music concerts for Martin House Hospice and Comic Relief, Refugee Week and sports competitions with Hazelbeck Special School along with bake sales for a variety of causes such as Great Ormond’s Street Hospital, National Disabled Horse Riding and Autism Awareness. I’m really looking forward to leading this role. Outside of studies and charity projects I’m a really sporty and musical person playing Tennis and Table Tennis along with the Piano. I also enjoy public speaking and have done speeches during events such as Rock Challenge, assemblies and Remembrance Day. I am also on the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Group for the Beckfoot Trust and am passionate about advocating diversity in our communities. Being part of the Alumni has been a truly amazing opportunity. I have been able to network with so many World Class people and am looking forward to seeing the group go from strength to strength.
Yash Wilson, Charity Promotion and Correspondence Lead
My name is Gracie and I am Chair of Human Sciences. I am a GCSE student that attends President Kennedy School, particularly interested in scientific subjects. As part of my role, I consistently upload content onto the Alumni social media pages, predominantly intertwining science and humanities in an innovative manner. Most recently, I have been orchestrating interviews with teachers specialised in human sciences subjects. Additionally, I am also interested in the vital skills of first aid and, as a St John Ambulance cadet, I attend weekly sessions to further enhance my school. Furthermore, I regularly take part in medical work experience completing courses such as Springpod’s Cardiology Insight Course, BSMS Virtual Work Experience as well as a plethora of Future Learn medical courses. These opportunities have been invaluable to my medical and teaching capitals, guiding me to develop salient skills such as adaptability and professionalism whilst also expanding my knowledge of medical ethics and physiology. As part of my role volunteering as Crew Commander with my local Fire Cadets I illustrate my leadership and teamwork skills. I was also a member of my school’s WCSQM Assessment Centre team, where I highlighted the importance of organisation and communication as part of my role as Communications Officer. Following this incredible experience, I was able to transfer these skills into becoming a WCSQM Qualified Assessor, an opportunity that I am looking forward to continue on the future. In my spare time I enjoy learning sign language, reading classics and skating.
Gracie Fitzsimons, Chair of Human Sciences
My name is Chloe Smith and I’m the Alumni Chair of Technology and Engineering, as well as being a Deputy for Active Citizenship, and Physics and Mathematics. Currently I am a Year 13 studying Maths, Further Maths, Physics, Computer Science and an EPQ. Outside of sixth form, I do a variety of activities including fencing and robotics. I love doing anything related to technology, whether that be website design or cyber-security! My dream has long been to study at America’s prestigious MIT, and in 2020 I was lucky enough to be awarded a full scholarship place starting September 2021! I’m so grateful to WCSQM for supporting me with my application, without their personal reference that accompanied my submission I’m not sure I would have been offered a place.
In 2019 WCSQM nominated Chloe for the Diana Award (which she went on to win!) in recognition of the selfless work she undertakes over and above her studies, work experience and many extracurricular commitments, to help improve the education and opportunities of WCSQM alumni students in schools UK wide.
Hear from the Committee themselves as they introduce themselves and share their plans for the future, and the opportunities available for students, in this video, shared at the WCSQM Symposium in July 2021.
If you have any ideas / queries you’d like to share with the committee, you can contact them directly on firstname.lastname@example.org. To sign up as a World Class alumni student complete the form on this page.