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Information for Year 11 students choosing their ‘next steps’

The next six months are key for our Year 11s as they make decisions and get qualifications which may affect the rest of their lives. We have our Post 16 Information Evening on Wednesday December 11th which is a ‘must see’ event for all our students and parents. Current sixth form students and key staff from all academic A level subjects and vocational subjects level 1-3 will be there to answer questions. We will also be joined by leading apprenticeship providers from the construction, Armed Forces, engineering, business, health and retail sectors. Next Steps South West will also be on hand to give impartial advice for all.

This week, students have received Important information on Sixth Form courses from Mr Piper, Head of Post 16 Education, who was supported by Tom Lavis, Head at Discovery College, who provided a valuable insight into the vocational (specific career based) training available through our Sixth Form.

As well as staff providing information, our SuperSixth students – current and past – told their stories to highlight the range of pathways available. Emily Boucher and Jacob Wollington both left us in 2017 having studied academic A level/Applied courses. They are now working as a Naval Architect with Babcock International and as an Engineering Officer Cadet sailing the world with MSC Cruise Lines. Both continue to study towards degree qualifications as part of their training. Our vocational students explained how they combine training at an off-site provider 2/3 days per week with their Eggbuckland studies: Joe Smith confidently spoke about his Level 3 Public Services course, Madi Hicks and Ellie Sheridan about their Level 2 Beauty Therapy and Brooke Beveridge of her Automotive Mechanics course at Norpro Garage.

Thank you to everyone who contributed to this event.

Ex-Eggbuckland student is named as Young Poet City Laureate for 2019/20

Everyone at Eggbuckland would like to congratulate Holly Peters on her success at being chosen as Plymouth’s Young Poet Laureate. Holly studied with us in the Sixth Form and we are delighted to see how well she is doing. Part of Holly’s role will involve her working with schools and we look forward to welcoming her back very soon to work with some of our current students. You can find out more on the link.

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