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Destinations                                                                                                   5%     2%                                                  Student Profiles


                                                                                                                         Gap Year Further Education
                                                                                                             10%
                                                                                                             Apprenticeships
          Through both Years 12 and 13 we run a well-developed                                                                                                                                            Joe Greenwood                                      Kelly Henderson                                    Tom Roberts
          Futures Programme to help our students plan for the next                                                                                                                                        Year 12 student                                    Year 12 student                                    Year 12 student
                                                                                                                                                                                                          For my A Levels, I am
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             I am studying A Levels in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                I am studying A Levels in
          stage in their education.                                                                                                                                                                       studying Maths, Further                            Art, Craft and Design and                          History, Psychology and
                                                                                                       41%                                                                                                Maths, Computer Science                            Spanish alongside a Level                          Computer Science. With these
                                                                                                       of University       2017                     83%                                                   and Chemistry. Following my                        3 qualification in Health and                      subjects I hope to be able to
                                                We also arrange for mock interviews.                   students are                                 University                                            time at Cockermouth School,                        Social Care. When I leave                          study at a university and then
                                                                                                       at Russell
                                                The majority of our students progress to               group & top         Total students: 109                                                            I hope to study Aerospace                          school I am considering                            become a teacher or take
                                                university, including Oxford, Cambridge                20 institutions                                                                                    Engineering – subsequently I                       teaching Health and Social                         on a higher apprenticeship
                                                and Russell Group institutions.
                                                                                                                                                                                                          would like to work in either the                   Care after studying at                             with Sellafield in project
                                                                                                                                                                                    United States or Europe for a major aerospace company,   university, or doing a teaching apprenticeship. For my   management. Both depend on the grades I get at the end
                                                We run an Oxbridge programme and ten                                                                                                such as SpaceX, Boeing Lockheed Martin or Airbus.   Enrichment I am helping out with Year 8 and Year 9 classes   of Year 13.
                                                students have taken up places at Oxford                                                                                                                                                lower down the school and do Form Attachment to gain
                                                and Cambridge in the last two years.                                                                                                For my enrichment activities I am learning to drive and   experience of working with children. At lunch times I help   For my Enrichment so far, I have been assisting teaching
                                                A significant number also take up Higher                                                                                            later hope to gain other qualifications, such as Powerboat   supervise the study/homework rooms for the younger   in lessons of Computer Science and ICT. I have also
                                                Level Apprenticeships including some with                                                                                           licenses. I am also helping Year 7 students in their   students in school.                            volunteered to run supervised study rooms for Year 11
                                                degree programmes.                                                                                                                  Computer Science lessons which is something I really                                                  and Year 10 students. Sixth Form is completely different
          The main focus is on securing excellent   Mr Duncan Murray                                                     2%                                                         enjoy.                                             What do I enjoy about Sixth Form? The people and the   to lower years in school. Being allowed to go into town
                                                                                                                         Further  4%
          progression for our young people. Our   Head of Year 13                                                  6%    Education Other                                                                                               atmosphere. Teachers treat you a lot more like adults   for lunch and having free periods are both bonuses, and
          specialist Sixth Form tutor team supports                                                                Gap Year                                                         My advice for a Year 11 student would be as always, hard   and trust you to get on with things. The free periods and   having our separate area of the school just for Sixth Form
          students with personal statements, CV                                                         17%                                                                         work will deliver results. I would advise an aspiring Sixth   private study time is really useful for me as I can get a   is good.
          writing and preparing for life post                                                           Apprenticeships                                                             Form student to keep as many options open to them   lot of my work done in those lessons. This will definitely
          Sixth Form.                                                                                                                                                               as they can, to do extra research and attend courses in   help me when it comes to revision for the exams as I will   Before picking your A levels you need to make sure you
                                                                                                                                                                                    any field they find interesting in the long summer after   be able to fit in certain periods dedicated to revision and   enjoy them because there is a lot of work that comes with
          We invite in a number of speakers from                                                                                                                                    GCSEs. For example, I attended a couple of Smallpeice   be able to get on with it quietly. I also enjoy break times   them. Don’t underestimate the amount of content you will
          a range of universities, apprenticeship                                                      39%                                                                          engineering courses – as well as knowledge of subjects,   and lunch times in the common room. It’s a really friendly   need to learn for your subjects, but you will get help and
          providers, former students and                                                               of University       2016                     71%                             these gave me exponentially improved teamwork and   atmosphere and everyone talks to everyone.        support to make the right choices.
          representatives from local business to                                                       students are        Total students: 126      University                      co-ordination skills, whilst also allowing me to visit and
                                                                                                       at Russell
          speak to the students to help inform                                                         group & top                                                                  really see what several universities are actually like.  My advice for Year 11 students: use your free time wisely,
          their choices.                                                                               20 institutions                                                              Above all, I would recommend you keep a close eye on   as it means you will have more time to yourself outside of  “A positive attitude will help
                                                                                                                                                                                    how you are performing, be prepared to ask for help and   school. If you are nervous about coming to Sixth Form,
                                                                                                                                                                                    ensure you have a good balance between work and play.  don’t be, as everyone is really friendly, you get loads of   you discover so many
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       help if you need it and the teachers are really supportive.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          opportunities.”



                                                   students take advantage of a wide range of academic, social and cultural opportunities

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