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Keiron TuckerSt Helens College 14-16 Academy is an exciting opportunity for students currently in year 9, to join us, full-time, for years 10 and 11. With the unique curriculum of GCSEs, industry pathways and valuable work experience, students will gain comprehensive preparation for the world of work.

Students can choose from an industry pathway (equivalent to GCSEs) such as professional trade (engineering and construction), retail and leisure (hospitality, hair and beauty) and education and health services (childcare, health and social care) to study alongside core GCSEs. Each pathway is designed in collaboration with industry sectors, and equip students with valuable employability skills, practical experience and knowledge in preparation for successfully entering the industry of their choice.

Headteacher, Keiron Tucker, said, “Our students have access to the most incredible environment for learning, where both their career goals and academic needs are taken into consideration to ensure that they not only thrive in the local economy, but gain a head start in achieving their career aspirations.”

Many of the industry pathways are taught within real, work environments including commercial hair and beauty salons, engineering and construction workshops and restaurant kitchens, with inspiring talks from special guest speakers with years of experience.

Keiron added, “At St Helens College 14-16 Academy, we have high expectations. We focus on challenging our students and maximising their progress, while facilitating a safe and supportive community, equipping them with a strong sense of self-belief and motivation.”

Since St Helens College 14-16 Academy first opened in 2014, students have worked extremely hard to succeed in their studies, each with their own career aspirations and academic goals.

Aspiring book illustrator and United Utilities’ national advertising competition finalist, Chloe Corke, is making amazing progress at St Helens College 14-16 Academy. She said, “When I first started here, I did not know anyone and worried that I would not fit in, but I have made some great friends and I have never felt more at home. I never would have made it to the final of the United Utilities competition without the support of my teacher and him encouraging me to believe that I had the potential to win.”

Students at St Helens College’s 14-16 Academy benefit from smaller class sizes, industry experienced teachers, a free bus pass and a free breakfast each day.

St Helens College 14-16 Academy recently celebrated their second set of GCSE results in 2017 with an impressive 100% overall pass rate in vocational programmes including construction, engineering, health and social care and childcare. Performance in English GCSEs topped the tables with a 98% overall pass rate for English literature and English language, smashing the national average of 71.9% and 65.7% respectively. These results highlight the outstanding progress that our students have made since joining St Helens College 14-16 Academy in year 10.

St Helens College 14-16 Academy is still accepting applications for September 2018. Visit www.sthelens.ac.uk/1416apply to submit an application and secure a place.

In The Press

Courtesy of the St Helens Star

St Helens Star Articel from 22nd March 2018