Mr Smith stated: “Results in the College’s sixth form go from strength to strength with an incredible 97% of students gaining a pass at A-Level, BTEC or OCR National Technicals. This is an outstanding achievement for a non-selective sixth form and clearly shows our sixth form provision is very good indeed.”
In year 13 we have had some super performances from some excellent students. Of those going on to University: Ameerah Askew (off to Surrey to read Nursing), Lauren Hunt (Loughborough to read Sport and Exercise Science), Jamie Johnson (Falmouth to read Photography), Jack Lane (Swansea to read Mechanical Engineering), Yazmine Hoyle (UWE to read Mental Health Nursing) and Amy Marchant (reading Graphic Design tbc). Top performers going on to study an apprenticeship: Callum Nicholas (Accountancy) and James McLachlan (IT and Web Design).
It is both reassuring and rewarding to know that all of our students are now destined to continue their education either at well-respected universities or on advanced apprenticeships.
Mr Smith believed the success of the students was down to the hard work and determination of the students, as well as the excellent leadership and management of Selena Burroughs (Head of Sixth), first-rate teaching and, of course, our outstanding pastoral support. He stated: “We have created a real family atmosphere in the sixth form centre where staff know every student well and can therefore support and encouraged them to do reach their potential; not only in their studies but also in their extra-curricular activities, so that the students who leave us are genuinely well-rounded adults that are ready for the next exciting chapter of their lives.” He added: “Sixth form students partake in a smorgasbord of activities including: expeditions to Tuscany (as part of their DoE), Volunteer work in Ecuador, producing music CDs for members of the Memory Café, a wide range of sporting pursuits and also finding the time to mentor younger students within the College, acting as superb role models.”
In summary, Mr Smith stated: “I am very proud of each and every one of our sixth formers. Our results reflect our vision which is to nurture and develop our students’ belief in themselves and their potential to succeed, empowering them to develop their own solutions and shape their own futures. This concept prepares them well for life’s many challenges and opportunities.
He wished Year 13 all the best for the future and looked forward to welcoming Year 11 students into the sixth form on September 2nd, pointing out that they will be supported and challenged to achieve just as well as the cohort of 2015 – or maybe even better!
Mr Smith wished to thank students, parents, staff and governors for maintaining a positive and proactive partnership.