Category:People educated at Dr Challoner's High School
People educated at Dr Challoner's High School.
People educated at Dr Challoner's High School.
1. Dr Challoner's High School – Dr Challoners High School, abbreviated to DCHS, is a grammar school for girls between the ages of 11 and 18, located in Buckinghamshire, England. In August 2011 the school became an Academy, in September 2001, the school was awarded specialist school status as a Sports College, by the Department for Education and Skills. It was also awarded a specialism as a Language College. It is a member of the Girls Schools Association. In 2011, Ofsted judged the school to be Outstanding and in 2014 DCHS achieved the Exceptional Schools Award, the school was established in 1962 as an all-girls school, when the previously mixed Dr Challoners Grammar School became an all-boys school, due to increasing roll numbers. In order to gain entry to the school, pupils from schools in the local area are invited to do the 11-plus exam. Entry to a grammar school usually requires a score of 121/141, prospective pupils who did not take the 11+ also take the schools own entry test. The school operates a system, with girls being placed in one of the five houses at the start of their time at the school along with the rest of their forms. The five houses are named after women in history and each have a corresponding colour, Bronte is blue, Curie is green, Nightingale is purple, Pankhurst is yellow. Five girls in the sixth are appointed the head of houses each year. At the end of academic year one house will win the house cup for having the most points. Pupils are introduced to a range of subjects from Year 7, including IT, Technology, Music. Pupils must study French and one of German or Spanish for the first two years, in Year 8 pupils learn Latin, of two are then chosen for Year 9 and at least one must be furthered to GCSE level. All pupils take at least eight subjects for GCSE, although most take 9 or 10 subjects, four or five AS levels can be taken, with three or four being carried on to A-level. The vast majority of pupils go on to university or some form of higher education, the Tower Block, Humanity subjects, Religious Studies, History and Geography are taught here, as well as Classics and Latin. The library is situated in this building, as is the Sixth Form Common Room. There are changing rooms with showers available, the school fields and Tennis, Netball and astro-turf courts are situated by this building. There is also a canteen and Main Hall at the front of the school, attached to the Tower Block, in 2011 DCHS was judged to be an Outstanding school by OFSTEDDr Challoner's High School – Dr Challoner's High School
2. Fern Britton – Fern Britton is an English television presenter, best known for her television work with ITV and the BBC. Britton came to attention when she presented Ready Steady Cook between 1994 and 2000 on BBC One. Britton was presenter of ITVs This Morning programme from 1999 to 2009, in 2012, Britton participated in Strictly Come Dancing, where she was paired with professional dancer Artem Chigvintsev. Britton was born in Ealing, London, to English actor Tony Britton and his first wife and she attended Dr Challoners High School in Little Chalfont, Buckinghamshire and the Central School of Speech and Drama, where she trained in stage management. She stayed until the demise of TVS in December 1992, in January 1993, she joined London News Networks London Tonight, before moving in April 1993 to GMTV to present the post-9,00 am slot, Top of the Morning. Britton moved back to Carlton Television to present After Five in 1994 and she also appeared in the first two series of The Brian Conley Show. Britton had guest presented This Morning since 1993, but from September 1999 she became a full-time host presenting the Friday edition with John Leslie, in 2002 Fern became the main host of the series along with John Leslie and, later, with Phillip Schofield. In 2006, Britton co-presented the reality television show Soapstar Superstar, on 31 May 2007, she hosted the Classical Brit Awards at the Royal Albert Hall and she also co-hosted The British Soap Awards from 2006 until 2008 with Phillip Schofield. In 2007, Britton presented her own ITV Saturday night series called Thats What I Call Television, in each show, she was joined by a celebrity co-host who selected their favourite TV moments from the 1980s and then reunited some of the original stars of selected shows. Julian Clary was her first co-host, followed by Matthew Kelly on the second show, in December 2007, a Christmas edition was broadcast with co-host Ronnie Corbett, and a week later another was broadcast, this time with Desmond Lynam. From 2008 until 2010, Britton co-presented a revival of the ITV show Mr & Mrs and she co-hosted the show with Phillip Schofield. In November 2008, Britton announced she was to take a break from This Morning, Britton announced on 25 March 2009 that she was leaving This Morning, after 10 years, at the end of the current series. Two days after quitting This Morning, Britton pulled out of hosting the 2009 British Soap Awards alongside co-host Phillip Schofield, on 17 July 2009, Brittons 52nd birthday, her farewell This Morning programme was aired. She wept as the cast and crew and her friends paid tribute, Britton will make her comeback to ITV in 2017, presenting daytime series Culinary Genius. In 1994, Britton presented the popular television cookery gameshow Ready Steady Cook, which she continued until 2000. Britton has also appeared twice as a panellist on the BBC panel show, Have I Got News for You, in 2009, Britton returned to the BBC and was a team captain on the BBC One trivia panel show As Seen on TV. Since 2009, Britton hosted a series for BBC One called Fern Britton Meets. in which she interviewed high-profile personalities about their religious beliefs, since 2014, Britton has presented The Big Allotment Challenge for BBC Two. The series was commissioned for a series which aired in early 2015Fern Britton – Britton in 2009 at Wendy Richard 's funeral service
3. Amal Clooney – Amal Clooney is a barrister at Doughty Street Chambers, specializing in international law and human rights. Her clients include Julian Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks, in his fight against extradition and she has also represented the former prime minister of Ukraine, Yulia Tymoshenko, and Egyptian-Canadian journalist Mohamed Fahmy. She is married to the American actor George Clooney, Amal Alamuddin was born in Beirut, Lebanon. However, during the 1980s Lebanese Civil War, the Alamuddin family left Lebanon and settled in Gerrards Cross and she was two years old at the time. She has three siblings—one sister, Tala, and two half-brothers, Samer and Ziad, from her fathers first marriage, Clooney attended Dr Challoners High School, a girls grammar school located in Amersham, Buckinghamshire. She then studied at St. Hughs College, Oxford, where she received an Exhibition, in 2000, Clooney graduated with a BA degree in Jurisprudence from St. Hughs College, Oxford. The following year, in 2001, she entered New York University School of Law to study for the LLM degree and she received the Jack J. Katz Memorial Award for excellence in entertainment law. For one semester while at NYU, she worked in the office of Sonia Sotomayor, Clooney is qualified to practice as a lawyer in the United States and the United Kingdom. She was admitted to the Bar in New York in 2002 and she has also practised at international courts in The Hague including the International Court of Justice and the International Criminal Court. Clooney worked at Sullivan & Cromwell in New York City for three years as part of the Criminal Defense and Investigations Group, where her clients included Enron, in 2004, she completed a judicial clerkship at the International Court of Justice. She clerked under Judge Vladen S. Vereshchetin from Russia, Judge Nabil Elaraby from Egypt and she was subsequently based in The Hague working in the Office of the Prosecutor at the UN Special Tribunal for Lebanon and at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia. Clooney returned to Britain in 2010, where she became a barrister in London at Doughty Street Chambers, for the spring 2015 and 2016 academic semesters, Clooney was a visiting faculty member and a senior fellow with Columbia Law Schools Human Rights Institute. She was a co-professor with Sarah H. Cleveland in Clevelands course on human rights, as of 2011, Clooney was assisting the Permanent Court of Arbitration in the arbitration between Merck Sharp and Dohme and the Republic of Ecuador. Starting in 2014, Clooney represented Canadian Al Jazeera English journalist Mohamed Fahmy who and he was eventually sentenced to three years in prison and lost a retrial in August 2015 before finally being pardoned by Egyptian president Abdel Fattah al-Sisi. In August 2014, Clooney declined a UN commission In October 2014, in May 2015, Greece decided to stop legal proceedings to recover the sculptures and dismissed her as their brief. In January 2015, Clooney began work on the recognition of the Armenian Genocide and she is representing Armenia on behalf of Doughty Street Chambers along with Geoffrey Robertson QC. She is representing Armenia in the case against Doğu Perinçek, whose 2007 conviction for genocide denial and racial discrimination was overturned in Perinçek v. Switzerland, a minor internet frenzy resulted from her bon mot prior to the 28 January 2015 hearing. In response to a journalist pestering her over what designer gown she would be wearing in court, arroyo was a sitting Pampanga congresswoman at the timeAmal Clooney – Clooney in May 2014