Heartlands popular with sixth form students

24 November 2016

Since it opened in 2009, Heartlands Academy Sixth Form has fast become a popular 16-plus choice, not only its own students, but also for external candidates who want to study hard and learn from the wide-ranging opportunities that Heartlands has to offer.

Sixth form students have the benefit of a dedicated Sixth Form Centre in which to learn and now they can take advantage of the recently installed £40,000-worth of new ICT equipment. They also enjoy the fantastic new facilities available on the main campus nearby.

Excellent Results

Heartlands Academy’s Sixth Form is well-established as an outstanding provider of further education and is proud to see its students achieve a 95 per cent pass rate at A-level, with 58 per cent of grades being A*-C.

Level 3 BTEC courses are also a popular choice, with most students achieving a distinction in their chosen subject.

Each year, students go to an increasing range of prestigious universities, and for this year they include Hull, Portsmouth and Bangor.

The academy is especially delighted with Aisha Kauser Hussain, who gained impressive A-level grades of AAB and will be studying law at the University of Manchester.

Sixth Formers Adding Value

To complement their academic studies, Heartlands Sixth Form students are very busy with extra-curricular activities, preparing them, not only for university, but also to become well-rounded global citizens.

This month, a group of A-level law students took part in a visit to the Houses of Parliament to learn about how our legislation is made and the influences that are placed on MPs when implementing new laws.

The tour helped students to visualise the legislative procedure and put their learning into context.

The students found it a fascinating and stimulating tour, especially in the current political climate.

Other extra-curricular activities have included a 3D Driving Awareness course which helps students to learn how to drive safely, the Peers For Schools Programme, which included a talk with a question and answer session given by Lord Hunt at the academy, and an opportunity to work alongside engineers involved in developing the high speed railway.

The range of opportunities offered in the Heartlands Sixth Form really is impressive.

If you would like to apply, email the Head of Sixth Form, darren.ewart@e-act.org.uk.

This article first appeared in the Birmingham Mail

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