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Jedidiah Ubaldo - Incoming Investment Banking Analyst at Goldman Sachs.

Through my time at Cardinal Pole, the dedication of all the teachers in the sixth form pushed me to achieve my best. I studied Mathematics, Further Mathematics and History, and achieved A*A*A*. One big benefit of studying at Cardinal Pole is the relatively small number of students, which allows teachers to focus more time on each individual student. The school also presented me with various opportunities, given I had expressed my interest of entering the banking industry. For example, in Year 13 I managed to secure a 5-week internship at a boutique hedge fund which truly made my CV stand out in an industry which is highly competitive. Currently, I am finishing my final year at UCL studying Mathematics and I will be joining Goldman Sachs in summer as a full time Analyst in the Investment Banking Division. The sixth form truly served as a cornerstone to my academic and professional career.

Sheridan Gately

I attended Cardinal Pole Sixth Form until 2016 where I studied History, English Literature and Drama and Theatre Studies. I achieved A*AB in my A-Levels. From there, I achieved a place to study History and International Relations at the University of Exeter where I achieved an upper second-class honours. After graduating, I took up a position at Deloitte LLP, within their Audit and Assurance department, where I have been working for the last year and a half.

 

OSCAR MURILLO – Turner Prize Nominee

Oscar Murillo is one of four nominees for The Turner Prize 2019  earned his BA.(Hons) in Fine Art at University of Westminster. After graduating, he worked as a teacher in a secondary school. He soon quit his job and travelled to South America. In 2012, Murillo graduated from the Royal College of Art in London, with an MA in Fine Art.[5] Living in East London, he often worked as an installer for the neighborhood’s small galleries.

Joshua Awadiae

Founder and CEO of WeGym, the personal training on demand platform that's giving people affordable and convenient access to become fit and healthy.

Only just into his twenties, Joshua has not let his bad boy roots affect his chances of fulfilling his ambitions to make a difference through his tech startup. Watch out for this guy, he's going places.

Dr Tunde Okewale MBE

A leading Barrister at the Criminal Bar. An outstanding advocate, he has exceptional presence and skill in front of a jury. Tunde established his practice in general and serious crime.

He is heavily sought after in areas of business and financial crime. He has advised a number of high profile individuals as well as companies in relation to money laundering and anti corruption regulations.

In 2010, Tunde founded a charity organisation called Urban Lawyers which is a multi-media education and information center designed to educate, engage and stimulate discussion amongst young people about their attitudes towards criminal law, policing and personal responsibility. Urban Lawyers also provides resources, information and opportunities for young people to secure work and/or experience in the legal profession. Through Urban Lawyers, Tunde has helped a minimum of 7 thousand students achieve and attain their career goals, and have educated at least 10 thousand people on their legal rights

BREAKTHROUGH TALENT - AKEMNJI NDIFORNYEN (COMPOSER, PRODUCER, WRITER), FAMALAM

Theatre credits include The History Boys and Chatroom/Citizenship (both at the National Theatre), The Golden Hour (Almeida Theatre) and Little Baby Jesus (Oval Theatre) and Upper Cut (Southwark Playhouse). Television and film includes Leonardo(BBC), Dominic Savage's Award winning Out of Control (BBC Films), Life and Lyrics (Universal Pictures) and The Javone Prince Show (BBC).

Franklyn Addo

Franklyn Addo is a youth worker, journalist and rapper from Hackney. He studied for a BSc in sociology at the LSE and an MA in cultural studies at Goldsmiths. He now works with young people to enable them to reach goals such as admission into highly selective universities, and explores social inequality and the intersections of race and class through his journalism and his music.

Franklyn frequently contributes to The Guardian. He also produces content for outlets like The Independent BBC Radio 4 and BBC 3.

Matilda Ibini – playwright and screen writer

Matilda graduated with a second upper class degree in English Literature and Creative Writing from London Metropolitan University. She was awarded a scholarship from BAFTA and Warner Brothers to study a Masters in Playwriting & Screenwriting at City University. She holds a degree in English Literature and Creative Writing from London Metropolitan University. Her work has been shortlisted for awards such as the Soho Young Writers Award, the Alfred Fagon Award and has been supported by the Peggy Ramsay Foundation. Matilda was part of the Royal Court Writers Program, Soho Theatre’s Writers’ Lab, Bryony Kimmings week-long Live Art course, Criterion Theatre’s New Writing Program, Arcola Theatre’s ‘Voices from the Future’ scheme, ThinkBIGGER: Writ

Her debut play ‘Muscovado’ about slavery and the sugar trade was produced by BurntOut Theatre, premiered in October 2014 and toured the UK in 2015 starting with a run at Theatre503. Muscovado subsequently co-won the Alfred Fagon Audience Award 2015.

 Niquelle LaTouche – BA Fine Art & English Literature

Niquelle LaTouche is a British-born and Dominican-raised artist who has been performing on stages across the UK and internationally. She is a dancer and choreographer and has recently qualified as an English teacher.

Lorijent Lamce, Executive Director (Securities Division Compliance)  at Goldman , Sachs & Co.

Lorijent Lamce signed up to a mentoring programme at Macquarie’s London offices in 2006 when, as a 14 year old GCSE student from Cardinal Pole School.  He met with his mentor  over a year of fortnightly meetings. Six years later Lorijent, was then a second year Law student at LSE, found himself on a nine week work placement at Macquarie across his summer break.

“I got back in touch with my mentor when I wanted to apply for the placement”, explains Lorijent, “he helped me with my application and gave me pointers on what they might be looking for. Lorijent competed with a number of others and undertook a series of one to one interviews and psychometric and reasoning tests, to win the placement in the legal arm of the finance industry.  Lorijent Lamce, recognising the value of mentoring joined the Year 12 programme and set about mentoring a student from Cardinal Pole School in the 2013 cohort.

After three years at Macquarie Lorijent moved in early 2016 to Goldman Sachs, he’s still in touch with his mentee, Fritz V who has just completed his first year at university with a 2:1.

Lorijent is Executive Director of Goldman Sachs (Securities Division Compliance).

Richard Abidin Breen 

Richard Abidin Breen better known as Abz Love, is an English-turkish rapper, singer, songwriter, DJ, producer and TV personality. Love has sold over 20 million records as a member and the lead singer of Simon Cowell's boy band Five.

In 2003, Love released his debut solo album Abstract Theory, which earned him a further three top ten hits. Love returned to screens on ITV2's The Big Reunion in 2012. In 2013 he appeared on All Star Mr & Mrs and became the runner-up for Channel 5's Celebrity Big Brother 12. In 2015, Love starred in BBC Two's documentary series Country Strife: Abz on the Farm, followed by a Christmas special titled Country Strife: Abz on the Christmas Farm. In January 2016, Abz released his first solo single in over a decade, a comedy track called "Cockadoodledoo" with the hope of raising money for his farming project.

Lily Loveless

Lily Loveless made her acting debut in the third series of Skins, playing the sexually confused, outspoken political activist teenager Naomi Campbell. Loveless was a performer in Psychotic Dance Company, a dance group that specialises in street dance fused with other urban dance styles. Loveless received the 2007 Jack Petchey Achievement Award.   In 2010, she played the character of Chloe in the adaptation of Mark Billingham's Sleepyhead. Following this, Loveless secured many roles, including Anna in The Fades penned by former Skins writer, Jack Thorne (playing the role in both the pilot and the following series); Sadie in Sky Living's supernatural drama, Bedlam alongside Theo James, Charlotte Salt and former Skins co-stars Will Young and Hugo Speer; Bex in BBC children's drama Combat Kids; and an appearance as homeless teenage runaway, Ellie, in the final series of The Sarah Jane Adventures. She ended 2011 making her film debut in Nirpal Bhogal's Sket playing the part of Hannah. After its premiere at the London Film Festival, the film was released nationwide on 28 October 2011. She followed this with a guest appearance in the BBC drama, 'Good Cop', written by Stephen Butchard, and a role in Nihat Seven's independent film drama Candle to Water.

Outside film and television, Loveless appeared alongside actor Matthew Lewis in the promo video for A Band of Buriers' 'Filth' directed by Blake Claridge.

On 16 October 2012, it was confirmed that Loveless would reprise the role of Naomi Campbell in the seventh and final series of Skins.

In 2013, Loveless was awarded 'Best Newcomer' at the Monaco International Film Festival for her portrayal as Alexia in Kate Lane's Fear of Water[5]

August 2016 saw Loveless' debut on the London stage, starring in The Collector at The Vaults theatre with Daniel Portman.