Year 11 is the culmination of a student’s time at the Academy. Not only do they complete their final GCSE courses but they are also preparing to move on into the adult world of further education and training. One important part of this is the process of applying for sixth form places, for college courses and for apprenticeships; another is the development of their roles as leaders across the Academy. Whether by taking leading roles in the production, by serving the Academy as prefects or by joining our prestigious student leadership team, our Year 11 students are important ambassadors for the Academy.
Year 11 ends with two important events: the prom in June when students decked out in all their finery celebrate the end of their exams and the (slightly more sedate) awards evening in November when we celebrate their achievements in examinations and other aspects of Academy life and present the GCSE certificates and other wards. It is always sad to watch our students move on, but we do so proud of what they have achieved and confident that they are well prepared for whatever the future may hold.