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Our academic provision is underpinned by an extensive care, guidance and support programme to provide a range of progression routes to meet the needs of all students.

All sixth form students have a target grade which is based on their average GCSE score. This should be regarded as a minimum target grade and students will be encouraged to aspire to exceed this target grade in all the courses they follow.

Student progress is assessed at regular intervals and subject teachers will discuss with students a range of strategies and targets to improve their performance. Tutors will also monitor student progress and contact parents regarding issues of concern as well as recognising success and achievement.

A structured programme is provided to help all students assess the most appropriate apprenticeship, employment and university opportunities available. Students will be supported by tutors and academic mentors throughout Year 12 and Year 13 to research and prepare applications, write UCAS personal statements and prepare themselves for interviews. A full programme of personal, social, health and careers education is provided with visiting speakers, workshops and trips.

There is financial assistance available for students from lower-income backgrounds. Students may qualify for a 16-19 Bursary if they meet certain criteria. For further details please contact Darren Carter, Assistant Principal, on 01933 623921 or email him on this link

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2020 Destinations

In 2020, 100% of students who applied for university were given a place at their first or second choice university.
    • 32/50 students all attended their first or second choice university (2020 start), including one student reading medicine at St. John's College Cambridge
    • 11/50 into employment
    • 4/50 Gap Year before University in 2021
    • 3/50 into apprenticeships

Full list of destinations

University of Birmingham
English and Creative Writing
University of Bath
University of Cambridge
University of Kent
Film and English, American and Postcolonial Literature
Birmingham City University
Social Work
University of Chichester
Vocal Performance
Sheffield Hallam University
Nursing (Child)
University of Northampton
Arts University Bournemouth
Foundation Diploma
University College Birmingham
Specialist Hair and Media Make-up
University of Warwick
English Language and Linguistics with Intercalated Year
University of Southampton
Mechanical Engineering (4 years)
Birmingham City University
Criminology, Policing and Investigation
University of Derby
Computer Games Programming
Birmingham City University
University of Northampton
University of Northampton
Fashion Marketing and Promotion
University of Derby
Forensic Science (with Industrial Placement)
University of York
Computer Science with Cyber Security
University of Derby
Football Journalism
University of Northampton
Sport Development and Physical Education
University of Bournemouth
Operating Department Practice
University of Northampton
Human Resource Management/Business
Teesside University, Middlesbrough
Forensic Science
University of Kent
Drama and Film
University of Nottingham
International Media and Communications Studies
Oxford Brookes University
Media, Journalism and Publishing
Bangor University
Sport and Exercise Psychology
University of Northampton
Creative Film, Television and Digital Media Production
University of Lincoln
Product Design

Apprenticeships - Dentistry, ICT, Weetabix

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