Academy Work Experience (AWE) has now launched and is available to all Sixth Form students across the Academy enabling them to develop qualities of leadership, to assume greater responsibility and to contribute to the smooth running of the Academy.  Placements give an insight into the world of work and are very important in helping students make decisions about future careers.  Sixth Form students who successfully complete the programme receive certificates for their efforts and the experience will help their transition to higher education, the world of work and adult life.  We are committed to developing our students’ skills and attributes to ensure they leave as the well-rounded, responsible, community members that are so attractive to universities and employers.

Julie Baldwin

Acting AVP and Achievement Leader for Sixth Form


The idea of having work experience roles within the Academy allows us, the students, to fully engage with our chosen area and experience what it would be like as a career.

Although, the Academy Work Experience (AWE) is new to us,  I feel as though I have benefitted hugely, as I am more comfortable with speaking to new people.  It has also taught me a lot about time management and how to organise schedules successfully.  I feel very important within my role as an Assistant Receptionist and have built up a friendly and positive relationship with the staff.

I look forward to work experience every week and feel that the benefits are huge.

Natasha Ryan – HEAD GIRL

October 4th, 2016

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