Sixth Form Success stories
University research project
Well done to Megan Sharp in year 12 who has been offered a CREST Gold award placement at the University of Hull for 4 weeks beginning on the 25th of July 2016. The project will be in the Department of Physics and Mathematics with Professor Brad Gibson, Director of the E.A. Milne Centre for Astrophysics. Megan hopes to go on to study Physics at Oxford university in the future and this will be brilliant to write about on her University application.
Durham University Summer School
Elana is delighted to have been offered a place on the very competitive Durham University Sutton Trust Summer School to study English. We offer her our sincere and well deserved congratulations. As part of the programme she will receive monthly support from the University from now on and through year 13.
Next Step York
Brandon Timothy and Elana Robson have been selected to receive support from York University in the process of applying to University which includes mentoring, visit days and a residential programme all free of charge including transport costs.
Extended Project Qualification
33 students in total have completed an EPQ this year. It is a very worthwhile qualification as not only does it give students valuable UCAS points but also provides students with the means to help them develop independence and academic skills. One year 12 student already has the promise of a reduced offer next year if she completes EPQ to grade B. We encourage all year 12 students to complete an EPQ to show further breadth to their A Level study in the Sixth Form.
Higher Level Apprenticeship
Well done to Harry Pickering for successfully securing a Higher Level Apprenticeship with BAE Systems in Brough. Harry is studying A Levels in Maths, Physics and Geography and had secured offers from prestigious Russell Group Universities. He did his work experience at BAE at the end of year 12 and really enjoyed the week so when the opportunity for an apprenticeship came up he decided to try for it. Applications for Higher Level apprenticeships are really competitive, 100’s of applicants per place, so he has done brilliantly. He will continue to gain qualifications right up to degree level through the programme. BAE will fund his education and training and he will get paid as well. Well done Harry!
Higher Level Apprenticeships are an excellent route after Sixth Form and from next year students will be able to apply for them though UCAS.