The JCB Academy Sixth Form has once again fulfilled the aspirations of its learners by creating opportunities through its partnerships with businesses and universities. Jim Wade, Principal at The JCB Academy, said: “The JCB Academy was delighted that learners achieved fantastic results this year. In the Advanced level subjects for year 13 learners, 50% of grades awarded were at A*-B with 75% at A*-C and 100% achieving a pass grade. The Academy has a key mission of ‘changing lives by developing the engineers and business leaders for the future’. Therefore a significant number of learners undertake programmes in these key areas. Across the Engineering and Business Diploma courses over 80% of all grades achieved were at a Distinction or Distinction star level. These outcomes are a real testament to the hard work and commitment shown by learners and teachers.”
The JCB Academy Sixth Form in Rocester attracts learners with an interest in engineering and/or business. The intake comes from its own academy and several other schools across Staffordshire and Derbyshire; external learners equate to approximately 40% of the overall intake.
This year’s learners at The JCB Academy Sixth Form have received the best results ever in a range of subjects with the engineering learners excelling in their grades. Two learners, Saad Butt from Stoke-on-Trent and Oliver Clough from Stafford both gained a D*D* in their Engineering Diplomas but are each taking different pathways. Oliver has chosen to go on to university, whilst Saad has gained a mechanical engineering degree apprenticeship with Babcock International who specialises in defence, emergency services and civil nuclear. Saad said: “The JCB Academy has tailored me to become a professional engineer and I now have a degree apprenticeship secured.”