Ignacio Oropesa (King’s College, Soto de Viñuelas , 2001)
We are happy to see Ignacio go from being a student to be on his way to becoming a teacher, as he is currently working as assistant professor and researcher on Biomedical Engineering at the Polytechnic University in Madrid.
“. I began working in this field during my PhD, and was living for a short time in Delft (The Netherlands) doing a research stay. ”
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Silvia de Teresa (King’s College, Murcia, 2016)
Silvia has always loved music and her drive and passion has led her to one of the top conservatoires to continue developing her musical talents.
“Currently, I am finishing my conservatoire final grade at ‘Conservatorio Profesional de Música de San Javier’, in Spain. At the end of this academic year I’ll be doing the entry exams to music Universities all over Spain. I am working hard and putting all my efforts in order to prepare for them, given that you compete against musicians that come from all over the place….”
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Elisa Martin (King’s College, Murcia, 2016)
Elisa worked hard during her time at King’s College Murcia, and it has paid off, as this September she moved to Glasgow to start her university degree in Biochemistry.
“I chose to study at the University of Glasgow as it’s the one that interested me most because of its dedication to research, especially in Biochemistry, which is what I want to study. But the truth is that deciding on a university is very complicated and getting good advice is so important. For me, my tutors and teachers at King’s helped me a lot…”
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Ana Isabel García-Peñuela de la Calzada (King’s College, Madrid, 2014)
Ana graduated from King’s College, Soto de Viñuelas in 2014. After graduating from King’s she moved to Scotland where she proceeded to start her studies in the University of Dundee and is studying to complete her BSc Degree in Business Management (Accounting and Finance) (with Hons) degree.
“I can show all my gratitude to King’s College for awarding me with this incredible opportunity as it is thanks to the time and studies I took that I obtained the knowledge and expertise needed to make this dream come true…”
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Helena Montoro Perez (King’s College, Madrid, 2014)
Helena graduated from King’s College, Soto de Viñuelas, Madrid in 2014, a very gifted student who worked really hard during the long years she spend at our school. After finishing her studies with us, she moved on to the University of Kent in the Canterbury to obtain a degree in Business Administration (BBA) studies and is currently pursuing a placement year at Rackspace in Hayes, London.
“What inspired me to do this is: my parents, the environment I was exposed to and my will to seek adventures. I’ve been in King’s College since I can remember and I needed and wanted a change from everything that I have ever known. Hence I decided to go to the UK to continue my studies…”
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Billy Perez (King’s College, Madrid, 1993)
Billy Perez Graduated from King’s College, Soto de Viñuelas, Madrid in 1993, after discovering his love for learning and living in a multicultural environment, Billy has carried this exciting way of life into adulthood still to date in both his personal and profesional life.
“King’s College has left a significant mark in my upbringing as an individual.
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|Elena Berki (King’s College, Madrid. 2012 )
Elena graduated from King’s College, Soto de Viñuelas, Madrid in 2012, a bright student with a very bright future ahead of her in the world of engineering. After finishing her studies with us, she move on to study MEng in Electronic & Electrical Engineering at UCL London. Currently, she is pursuing her career as an engineer in the prestigious Cisco Systems Corporation.
“All of my childhood memories are linked to King’s. I’ve had the great pleasure of being part of the King’s family since the age of 2 all the way to the age of 18. I have this school to thank for the amazing opportunities I have been granted with ever since I left Soto de Viñuelas.”
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|Ali Assaf Balut (King’s College, Madrid. 2006)
Ali graduated from King’s College, Soto de Viñuelas in 2006. Although his journey after King’s College was not easy, he did not let any obstacles stand in the way of his dream, and he is now a successful Physician. He also formed friendships at King’s College that are still strong today, after some 20 years.
“My road after school has not been easy. Back in April 2006 I was accepted in pre-med school at America University of Beirut (Lebanon). Unfortunately, destiny had other plans. In summer 2006 Israel and Lebanon engaged in a 31 day long war, devastating the country, and with it, my plans for the future.”
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|Cristina Álvarez (King’s College, Madrid. 2011)
Cristina graduated from King’s College, Soto de Viñuelas in 2011. Her experience through her time at King’s College became a strong base for Cristina’s life pursuits.
“Thanks to the help from my amazing teachers at King’s College I was able to attend the Harvard Summer programme in Boston, whereby I realised I had fallen in love with the wonderful city of Boston. In 2011, when I left King’s, I went to Boston University to pursue a double degree in Economics and International Relations.”
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Laura Closas (King’s College, Madrid. 2015)
Laura says that she never thought leaving Kings behind would be so hard for her. She graduated from King’s College Soto de Viñuelas in 2015 and she is currently studying Economics at the University of Bath.
“Kings shaped me. Kings taught me. Kings made me who I am today. I have been part of the big family for all my life and I feel like I still am. Having the choice to study abroad is a fantastic opportunity that I had no doubt I wanted to take. I reckon that there is no ideal situation; you obviously miss your parents, your friends, your old life and getting everything done for you, and yes, it is scary, but at the same time, it is wonderful.”
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|Alba Espinosa Rastoll (King’s College, Alicante. 2014)
Alba graduated from King’s College Alicante in 2014. She says that studying in a British school has enabled her to choose what and where she wanted to study.
I joined Queen Mary University of London to study Aerospace Engineering in September 2014 and since then things are just getting better and better. Firstly I made the right choice of degree, this is probably the most important thing to be able to make the most of University, achieve your full potential, and of course enjoy yourself. It is during your A-levels that you really have to try your best and look into the different degrees and courses out there.
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|Ernesto Zoffmann Rodriguez (King’s College, Alicante. 2014)
Ernesto started at King’s aged five and graduated at age 18 upon completion of his A Levels in the summer of 2014. It was always his dream to follow in the family footsteps and continue his studies in the UK, and this dream came true when he was accepted to study Physics at University College London, ranked No. 22 of the Top 200 universities in the world, according to the 2014 Times Higher Education World University Rankings.
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|Kelsey Young (King’s College, Madrid. 2014)
Kelsey was a resident during her time at King’s College Madrid, living in the school’s boarding residence; Tenbury House. She graduated in the summer of 2014, to study Applied Mathematics at Harvard University in America. During her time at King’s she became passionate about economics and has continued to pursue this interest at university.
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Verena Oetzmann (King’s College, Alicante. 2013)
Verena graduated from King’s College, Alicante in the Summer of 2013. Her time at the school saw her undertake many curricular and extra-curricular activities, one of which was her responsibility as Head Girl in her final year.
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|Alex Murphy (King’s College Madrid. 2012)
Joined King’s College Soto de Viñuelas’ boarding residence in 2008 where he began his final four years of study towards IGCSE’s and A Levels. In the summer of 2012, Alex graduated from King’s but not before being enthused by having the opportunity to both live and study with other young people from a diverse range of cultural backgrounds. He soon discovered a passion for travel, which he has now been able to tie into his current studies at the world’s best hospitality management school.
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|Nicky Stewart (King’s College, Alicante. 2011)
At King’s College we strive to support all our pupils achieve their dreams, no matter what that might be or where it might lead them. This was something that encouraged and drove Nicky to achieve his and today he is one of London’s finest Golf PRO’s.
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|Guillermo Luque Consuegra (King’s College Madrid. 2011)
Guillermo graduated from King’s College in Soto de Viñuelas in 2011 to head to Scotland and undertake a degree in Chemistry. He tells us that King’s taught him to keep focused and above all to keep doing stuff, and that is something he has certainly achieved!
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Krisha Ghandi (King’s College, Alicante. 2010)
Krisha graduated from King’s College Alicante in 2010, when her gap year in China provided her with a love of travel, culture and language, and lead her to undertake her university degree in Chinese and History at the School of Oriental and African Studies in London. Her teachers embedded her with a love of learning, even for the subjects she was less confident about. Now, with her graduation on the horizon, her future looks set to hold many exciting things and countries!
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|Neha Chetnani (King’s College Madrid. 2010)
Neha graduated from King’s College Soto de Viñuelas in 2010, and although she deems herself a shy little girl whilst she was at school, the multicultural environment that King’s offered, combined with her passionate teachers who encouraged her, she has gone on to do great things.
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|Max Glover (King’s College, Alicante. 2008)
Max graduated from King’s College Alicante in 2008 after leading the school as their very first Head Boy. In September 2008, he gained a place at the University of the West of England in Bristol.
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Diana Gafiatullina (King’s Saint Michael’s College. 2006)
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|Mariana Castillo Lopez (King’s College Madrid. 2006)
Mariana thanks her teachers during her time at King’s who instilled in her the core values which serve her so well today. She is passionate about her studies and her career, and since leaving school has made sure she gives something back to the country she calls “home”.
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|Alberto Lorente Leal (King’s College Madrid. 2005)
Alberto developed a love of the Sciences during his studies at King’s, coupled with his passion for the outdoors and a love of languages – it’s no surprise that he ended up in another country and able to embrace all three of his passions.
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|Gloria Donate Ribagorda (King’s College Madrid. 2003)
Gloria studied at King’s College Soto de Viñuelas and graduated in 2003. Her time at King’s made her into a well-rounded individual, passionate for helping others. After graduating from university in the UK, she was able to realise her dream and now works for an International NGO offering support and assistance for the promotion of children’s rights in over 50 countries.
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|Mireya Semelas (King’s College Madrid. 2001)
Mireya graduated from King’s College, Soto de Viñuelas in 2001 after the school awakened her passion for languages, not only English either, with over 44 nationalities of students at the school, the international array of pupils offered an ideal setting for Mireya’s language love.
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Lucas Calvo Pérez (King’s College Madrid. 2001)
From entrepreneur to politician, Lucas finished his studies at King’s College in Madrid to go on to take a plethora of higher education courses and has since gone on to enter the world of politics and is even a well-versed Spanish entrepreneur.
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Carmen Gijon Moreno (King’s College Madrid. 2000)
Upon completing her studies at King’s College, Soto de Viñuelas in the Year 2000, Carmen went on to study Medicine at a Spanish university and finished her specialisation in Intensive Care Medicine in 2013.
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Sydney Sitters (King’s College Madrid. 1985)
Sydney graduated from King’s College Soto de Viñuelas in 1985 and was accepted to the Conservatories of Utrecht and Amsterdam where he studied piano as a major and graduated in 1997.
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Tony Saez (King’s College Madrid. 1980)
Tony was one of the first students to study at King’s College, the British School of Madrid. All but his final year, from Junior 5 to Upper Sixth Form, were studied at King’s College in Calle Maria Magdalena and Calle Manuel Montilla, the original birthplace of the school. Since then, he has gone on to a whole host of great things and is a regular at the school alumni reunions.
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