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Pathways Programme

Accrington Academy Sixth Form is pleased to launch its new Pathways Programme for students who will enrol with us. This exciting new venture will see students working with professionals in their chosen fields to give them invaluable advice and guidance to be successful in applying for university courses and achieving meaningful work experiences. There will be opportunities to visit university campuses and attend guest lectures in your chosen field.

Each local school will be invited to send applications for this programme for their chosen career path. It is expected that students will be studying the appropriate GCSE combination for their intended career (including at least Core & Additional Science not BTEC Science for the science-related courses). In addition, students should be expected to gain at least 5 GCSEs at grade 5-9. Applications from schools should be sent to



The following career paths will be offered:

Scientific Research
Games Design

Places will be limited to 20 students for each pathway from all the feeder schools in the area. The professionals from each area will be giving expert information and invaluable insights into their field of expertise.

For those who are successful in their applications for these pathways and choose to come to the Academy Sixth Form, they will be mentored through the course of their two years.

Features of the Programme:

Prestigious Launch Event with professionals and keynote speaker

Bespoke half-termly mentoring throughout the course of your two-year A-Level study (and throughout Year 11 upon successful application onto the programme)

Personalised invitations to academic lectures at top UK universities

Individualised personal statement advice and guidance through the university application process

Career flightpath planning with expert support

Meaningful work experience opportunity during your time in Sixth Form

Termly celebration events with parents & formal graduation ceremony on completion of the programme

Graduation Certificate on completion of the programme

Pathways Programme - Expression of Interest
If you are interested in exploring your options on this programme and would like us to contact you to discuss please complete this form and a member of staff will be in touch with you.
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