Ellis Radcliffe - 2010 - 2015
Ellis gained 5 A-C at GCSE, he played a huge part in the building and maintenance of the Upper Batley High School Barnyard. He then went onto the Grimsby Institute College based in Grimsby where he is studying Public Services-Uniform for Marines. Ellis is hoping to join the Marines at the end of his 2 year course
Rahees Boston - 2008-2013
Rahees left school with 8 GCSE’s and went on to Leeds City College to study Public services. After a year he decided that it wasn’t the course for him, so he enrolled in a 2 year Apprenticeship to become a Gas Engineer were he attends Leeds Building College 1 day a week. Rahees stated “I’m happy that I decided to change my College course, although I enjoyed the Public Services course I felt I needed a more hands on career, I’m meeting lots of new people and enjoying learning new skills as a Gas Engineer.
Arshad Ranguni 2007-2012
Gained 6 A-C and a Distinction in Computing Arshad then went onto study Applied Science and Double Sport at Mirfield Grammer Sixth form. He is currently at Leeds Beckett University where he is now studying Sport and Exercise Science. Arshad is hoping to become a Physiotherapist or Nurse.
Andrew Aston 2009-2014
7 A to C’s Studying at St John Fisher’s Academy 6th Form PE A Level A Level Phycology A level Product Design ICT Hoping to go on and study at Leeds University
Faizaan Naseer - September 2009 – August 2013
6 A to C’s B in English Literature and B in Art Studying at Huddersfield New College Law, Art and English Literature. Hoping to go on to study at Leeds Beckett College
Nathan Blakeley 2009-2014
7A to C’s Since leaving BBEC Nathan is attending Batley School of Art at Kirklees College. He is studying Art and Design level 3 He hopes to go onto Manchester or Leeds Uninversity
Huzaifah Maniyar 2005-2009
11 GCSE’s A-C Huzaifah continued his education at Batley Grammar from 2009 to 2012 and gained 3 A levels, he then went onto Bradford University to study a degree in Phsycology. Huzaifah is currently doing work experience here at Batley Upper High School, and hopes to go into teaching Physcology when he’s competed his degree.
Mohammed Emtiyaz Yoosoof 2007-2012
14.5 GCSE all A*-C grades From Batley Business & Enterprise College he went to Greenhead College where he is currently taking A levels in Economics, English Language and Politics. He hopes to go to London School of Economics to study Political Science in Sept 2014.
Irfan Tai 2006-2011
17.5 GCSE all A*-A grades Best ever student with the highest GCSE score. From Batley Business & Enterprise College he went to Greenhead College where he studied Maths, Physics and Chemistry. Two A* and 1 A grade at A level. Now in his first year at the University of Manchester studying Petroleum Engineering.
Kabir Hussain - September 2008 – August 2013
12.5 GCSE’s – 13 A - G’s Huddersfield New College - Extended diploma in ScienceFood Science To make some TV presentation, Working in Television, hopefully with Nigella Lawson Published his 2nd book “Loss of a Loved One”, hopefully a series 1, 2 and 3. Also, completed a Gold Award in Performing Arts.
Yasin Hussain - September 2008 – August 2013
15 GCSE’s – 13 A* - C’s Huddersfield New College - Sociology Sport Physiology [2 year course] Hoping to study at Wolverhampton University Intend to join the Fire Services / Voluntary work “My experience was nearly as amazing as me!”
Paul Senior 1976-81
Paul completes an apprenticeship in Brickwork reaching Level 3 advanced craft, he then worked for Kirklees Council before setting up his own building business. After gaining a teaching qualification he went on to teach construction, brickwork and painting and decorating at Wakefield College.
Adam Patel - September 2008 – August 2013
Adam Patel - September 2008 – August 2013 12 GCSE’s – 12 A* - C’s Wakefield College - Chemistry / Biology / Psychology Hoping to study Medicine at Manchester University
Fayaz Kasia - September 2006 – August 2011 – Head Boy
14 GCSE’s – 12 A* - C’s Greenhead College - 4 A Levels Currently having a Gap year – he took part in a BBC TV programme which was shown in March 2014. Fayaz has advised viewers to watch it on BBC iPlayer instead. The programme will also be part of the resources available to the GCSE exam boards and teachers for their delivery of Religious Education. This resource will be available for the next 5 years via BBC Learning to help students prepare for their GCSE Religious Educations exam. While preparing for this show, Fayaz was, along with other students involved in an inspirational visit to a Hospice in Kinross, Scotland, he attended a Healing Service in a Pentecostal church in Hull, East Yorkshire. Fayaz feels that being involved in this type of project; he is giving back to education. Fayaz is a seasoned television personality; he was also involved in helping to profile the Downs Syndrome charity in the television programme - Emmerdale. Fayaz aims to have inspires individua
Jaabir Gharda 1998-2003
Jaabir gained 10 Gcse’s @ A-G, he took a year out then returned to us in the 6th Form, studying towards A levels. The next stage of his career was also at BBEC, he became one of the schools Apprentice ICT Technicians, he worked within the school for 2½ years in conjunction with Kirklees college . Following on from this, he did a Foundation Degree at Leeds Metropolitan University, followed by an Honours Degree in Computing and ICT and then a Masters in information Technology also at Leeds Metropolitan University. He is currently working with a private company in Huddersfield as a software engineer. Quote; Thanks to Mrs Brackley in Business Studies, he and the cohort were one of the first students to receive the AIM Higher experience.
Noel Johnson 1979-83
After leaving school Noel completed an apprenticeship in Engineering at Dewsbury College and went to work in Engineering for several years, he then went onto complete a teacher training course and then a Masters in further education and taught Engineering at Dewsbury College for 7 years. After joining Hull city Council on their Marine Engineering programme he became head of training for the council. To further his career he set up his own private training company Prospect Training based in Hull, who have recently opened a training provision in Batley. He also sits on the board of the Association of Employment and Learning Providers who represent learning providers and advise the government.
David Miller - 1992 to 1994
David attended which was then Batley High School for Boys in 1987 to 1992 , he left with eight GCSEs, ranging from Bs and Cs. He went onto Wakefield College in 1992 to 1994 to study BTEC National Diploma in Media Production Triple Distinction. (David was the first student from college media and Performing Arts department to achieve this). In 1994 to 1998 David attended Edinburgh Napier University (BA Hons Journalism 2:1 classification). RMIT University Melbourne 1996 (BA Hons Journalism international scholarship with distinction). He did his work experience at the Yorkshire Post, Los Angeles Times, Melbourne Herald Sun and The Heidelberger, a suburban weekly in Melbourne. His career started at East Lothian Courier in Haddington, near Edinburgh. David wrote for national media at a news agency before joining the Toronto Sun in Canada and Press Association in Glasgow. David is now currently freelance, and The Press in Batley is one of his clients.
Darren Pearson - 1983- 1988
After leaving in 1988 Darren enrolled in A Youth Training Scheme and worked for a Kitchen Manufacturer here in Batley, when the company closed he went on to work for fox’s biscuits and Rentokil Initial, Whilst working for these company’s Darren worked continually on evenings and weekend trying to build up his own business as a Kitchen and Bathroom installer, he did this for five years, and in 2004 he took the plunge and officially stared his own business. 12 years later his company as gone from strength to strength, and even branches out to lots of different counties Darren came for a tour of the school and said “It was great to have a walk down memory lane, the school looked so much bigger and brighter than I remembered it” he went on to say, “I’m glad they have got rid of the big clock, if you misbehaved you had to stand underneath it for what seemed forever, not that I would know, I never stood under it!”
Mohammed Amin Daji 1989 – 1994
‘Life is a Full Circle’ – Mohammed left the school after finishing his GCSEs and went onto study an Islamic Theology course. He returned to education in 2006 where he completed the Access Course at Dewsbury College. Mohammed then enrolled at the University of Bradford to complete my BA (Hons) English and graduated in 2011. He then immediately went onto a teacher training course and became a qualified teacher. Now, 22 years after leaving the school, I have returned as a teacher, having a strong passion and desire to educate ‘tomorrow’s successful men!’
Haroon Lunat
Haroon began his journey at Upper Batley High School in September 1988 and left in July 1993. He left school with 4 GCSE’s, Haroon said” I didn’t settle in very well at high school, and when I look back now I can see how the school tried their best to support me, I ended up working various jobs that had very little future prospects, these ranged from warehouse, labouring and driving jobs, which I had little pleasure in doing.” He went on to say “I realised I had to go back to education to improve my chances of a better occupation.” Haroon wanted to work with young people and help them with issues that hold them back from progression in life, so he started Kirklees College in 2008 and finished the access course to higher education. This got him in to Huddersfield University in 2009 where he completed the Youth & community degree and graduated in 2012 when he then started working for Kirklees council as a youth worker .Haroon visits UBHS as part of our YISP Programme and say