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Spreading The CBA Sixth Form Message

High levels of support and a sense of community were the messages given about our Sixth Form to Uppingham and Oakham students at recent information evenings.

Headgirl Alice Hill and fellow Sixth Form student Fraser Gillan attended the events to tell prospective students about what we can offer.

 Alice said: "I moved to the Sixth Form as a new student and I have never looked back.

"After an interview process I was selected to be Headgirl, this shows how receptive the Academy is to new students and how welcoming everybody is.

"I think the standard of teaching is excellent and the teachers take time to get to know all students and give them as much help and support as they require."

Year 12 student Fraser, who has begun to study Physics, BTEC Public Service, Maths and Further Maths after achieving A* and A grades at GCSE said: "I am really enjoying the Sixth Form and enjoy the way I can combine vocational and academic courses."

The CBA Sixth Form is growing year on year and now has its largest ever cohort.

Throughout their two years of study, students are supported to track their own progress,  they have a personal tutor, given regular careers advice and guidance and have many opportunities to develop their  business skills across marketing, customer service, event management as part  of our business specialism.

There are a wide range of GCE A level subjects available as well as BTEC National courses. We are increasing the options available to meet the demands of students.  This year A Level Music and Psychology has been added to the list of subjects on offer. The blend of academic and vocational courses provides students with a wide range of opportunities when they move on.

Head of Sixth Form Avril Bartley Smith said: "We have worked hard to build a Sixth Form that is focused on achievement and aspiration.

"This year a number of our students have gone on to study courses at University and all have moved on to a future with a clear career mind. We also have a number of students who have successfully applied for apprenticeships"