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New joint sixth form launched by Wyre Forest schools
7:20am Tuesday 24th September 2013 in News
TWO Wyre Forest schools have joined forces to create a new joint sixth form called BW6.
The partnership between Baxter College and Wolverley CE Secondary School will provide sixth form studies at both campuses in a bid to offer a wider choice of academic and vocational opportunities for students.
BW6 will also see the introduction of new courses including animal care, catering, engineering, sports coaching, sports science, digital media and gaming and child care which will run alongside existing A level and vocational courses.
Students will have full access to facilities at both campuses, including specialist sixth form areas.
There will be a subsidised iPad purchasing scheme to provide students with the latest technology and free shuttle buses will transport the students between the two sites.
Wolverley deputy headteacher Mark Pollard said: “We will provide a sixth form experience that is different from anything else locally, the flexibility of a college environment with the quality and care of school.
“We want to personalise each student’s curriculum to further develop existing talents and interests in order to prepare students for the next stage in their lives, whether that be in the world of work or moving on to higher education or university. There will be a course for everyone at BW6.”
Tim Waites, assistant principal at Baxter College said: “We have established partners for BW6 ranging from engineering companies to universities, from local businesses to professional sports teams, who will work with our students to enable them to really discover the working context behind many of the qualifications they will study.”
BW6 will be taking students from September 2014. Open evenings will be held on Tuesday October 22 at Wolverley CE Secondary School from 7pm to 9pm and Wednesday November 6 at Baxter College from 7pm to 9pm for potential students and their parents.
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