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Sixth Form Exam Results 2021

Our Sixth Form Class of 2021 have faced unprecedented challenges in their final year of study at The Canterbury Academy. To have worked hard towards a variety of qualifications, at a variety of levels, over one, two or three years, and then not have the opportunity to sit final examinations will have been very difficult for many. However, the resilience, focus, determination and empathy which our post-16 students have shown throughout this pandemic, both towards each other and their wider communities, has been truly humbling and serve as an inspiration to all the staff that have worked with them.

Despite the setbacks over the last year, we are incredibly proud to announce another highly successful year, congratulating all our Sixth Form students upon their successes in the many qualifications taken, allowing them to progress on to a variety of positive destinations.

The Canterbury Academy Sixth Form is one of the largest in the country and the largest in Kent. It is a comprehensive Sixth Form for all the talents, which believes all students are good at something and in which all gifts, abilities, attainments, and achievements will be recognised. We offer students an academic pathway; an elite programme in sport; specialist provision in the performing arts; and a variety of vocational, applied and enterprise qualifications to industry standard.

In a difficult and demanding educational year, we are delighted with the resilience and academic achievement in our Academic Pillar. We have 149 students with UCAS offers and places from 114 of the 150 UK universities. Students will be going off to study at widespread institutions such as Plymouth, Edinburgh, Cardiff, as well as Kent University and Canterbury Christ Church University to study a variety of diverse courses. Sam will be joining Southampton University to study History; Florence will study Environmental Geoscience at Swansea and Periale has gained a place at the University of Manchester to study Economics and Finance. Rhianna will be starting an American Studies Degree at Sussex University and Danny will be studying Economics at Aston University. Nicole will start her Law degree at Manchester Met University, Lia will be studying Psychology at Kent University and Kasper will be starting his maths degree at Birmingham University.

In our Vocational Pillar, Ellie has been accepted by Solent to study International Tourism; Ryan will be studying Speech and Language at Greenwich; Fran will join Norwich University to study Textile Design and Lauren will be studying at East Anglia University to become an Occupational Therapist. Excell will be joining Christ Church to study Social Work and Kate has an offer to study Adult Nursing at City, University of London, whilst Cobie will be studying an Adult Nursing degree at Christ Church. Oliver has an offer to study Primary Education with Reading University. Guy will be studying Photography at the prestigious University of the Arts, London. Nathan has successfully started an ecologically responsible T-shirt business using sustainable materials in everything from the products to the packaging. Ben has started his own business working with high-end footwear. Kieran has created his own business using his products for consumers within the mountain bike industry.

In the Sports Pillar, we have had numerous successes, including Brendon who has been accepted to Essex University to study Biological Sciences and Tom will be attending St Mary’s Twickenham for a Sport, Exercise and Science degree. The University of Leeds Beckett will be accepting Anthony onto their Sports Coaching degree. Brunel is where Kris will be studying Sport, Health and Exercise and Alice will be attending Christ Church to study a Physical Education degree. The University of South Wales is where Harry will be studying a Rugby Coaching and Performance degree. Jay will be studying Physiotherapy, Sport and Exercise Medicine at the University of Bradford. Thom will be studying Sports Development and Coaching at Plymouth Marjon University.
Robbie has gained a professional contract with Cheshire Phoenix, a British Basketball League club where he will train and play with some of the best players in the country. Kieran has committed to going to St Ambrose University in Iowa, USA, where he gained a scholarship to one of the top NAIA schools in America studying sports management alongside playing basketball every day. Xander gained a silver level sports scholarship to Solent University, where he will continue to play national league basketball and study Sports and Exercise Science Psychology.

We are also delighted to recognise the many successes of our singers, musicians, dancers, and actors who attended our Elite Performing Arts Institute. Jake is delighted to have been accepted into Chichester University to study Acting for Film and Seren will be studying Musical Theatre and Dance at BIMM, Brighton. Lucas has gained a place at Central Film School to study Screen Writing; Eliza will be starting a Music Production degree at BIMM and Sol has been accepted at Royal Central School of Speech and Drama to complete a Lighting Design degree. Finally, Molly will be going to the University of Staffordshire to study for a Cartoon and Comic Arts degree.

There have been several amazing performances throughout the year such as ‘Rent,’ and ‘Blue’ which were shown at The Gulbenkian Theatre. Year 13 Musical Theatre students performed their final year showcase in June. All our students performed solos and duets alongside group numbers from current West End and Broadway musicals, using all the skills they have learned throughout their time with us.

We wish to congratulate all those students who achieved work-related qualifications and will go on to begin fantastic careers that they are passionate about. We are delighted, also, for the number of students who will continue in education and those who have gone on to gain employment, in trainee management positions and various apprenticeships, or who will set up their own businesses. We look forward to hearing how they all develop in the future.

The Canterbury Academy Sixth Form, as part of The Canterbury Academy Trust, continues to provide a comprehensive Sixth form for all the talents and continues to grow. This September we expect to welcome more than 350 students into year 12 again, maintaining our total number in our sixth form at over 700.

Year 10 and 11 Results 2021

Our Class of 2021 have faced unprecedented challenges during their Key Stage 4 studies at The Canterbury Academy. The resilience, focus, determination, care and empathy which our students have shown throughout this pandemic, both towards each other and their wider communities, has been truly humbling and serve as an inspiration to all of the staff that have worked with them.

Today, despite all of these challenges and the undoubted anxieties they will have caused, we are incredibly proud to announce another highly successful year, congratulating all of our students upon their successes in the many qualifications taken, allowing them to progress on to a variety of positive destinations.

The Canterbury Academy is a comprehensive school ‘for all the talents’ that has maintained and enhanced pathways for learners of all abilities, aptitudes and skills located on a university style campus for school students, and is pleased to have been able to continue to offer its students a wide range of opportunities. We are extremely proud of all our students’ achievements across our pillars of excellence in academic learning, sport, performing arts, practical learning and enterprise education, and our area wide work in youth, community and extended service.

The Langton grammar stream at the school, which is for students whose gifts are academic (amongst others) again performed very well and obtained some top grades, with these students progressing to positive destinations. A number of those students who did incredibly well benefitted from a coaching relationship with the University of Oxford’s St Hugh’s College. This included support and guidance from current Oxford students and academics. Their results are the product of their hard work, commitment and focus, supported by their teachers.

We are delighted that once again many have benefitted from the close relationship with Simon Langton Boys’ Grammar School and will now be going on to study predominantly A Levels, with the aim to progress on to Russell Group universities. Some of our students’ successes include Joshua Emptoz, who secured 11 GCSEs at grade 9-7; Marla Schulze who received 10 GCSEs at grade 9-7; while Iona Reid, Aimee Hill and Mario Dimas complete Year 11 with 10 GCSEs at grade 9-6.

Our successes in performing arts continue to fill us with pride. ‘Festival on the Field’ was the very first outdoor performance we have put on as an Academy, and it didn’t disappoint! The event included performances from The Canterbury Primary School and presentations from every single year group, right up to our year 13 students. Music, song, dance and musical theatre were all represented along with bouncy castles, face painters, a stilt walker, a fire breather, a balloon modeller and food and drink aplenty! Our students continue to audition for professional work, including adverts for TK Maxx and the NSPCC, voiceover work and TV filming. Max Weinel, a year 11 leaver, performed virtually for The Gulbenkian’s Youth theatre and Olivia Laing, also year 11, worked with professional West End performers.

Sport continues to be an integral part of our Trust community, and during this academic year an increasingly high number of students have excelled in a range of sports. Daniel Oni and Alex Giles both gained places on professional football club’s academy programmes. Daniel has been signed by Birmingham City and Alex is part of Gillingham’s senior academy programme. Jamie Keir excelled in middle distance running. He competed at a national 1500 metre race in Manchester and has dominated county and regional races. Dan King performed really well in national clay pigeon shooting events. Will Cook has been selected for the Kent Cricket under 16 team. Lily Cook was selected for the England regional golf squad after excelling in competitions and trials over the winter.

All of these students have benefited from either individualised timetables or additional support for their sport, demonstrating our commitment to ensuring students realise their full potential.

It has also been an excellent year for our students within the Practical Learning and Enterprise Education Pillar. Taylor Amos has secured a place at Hartpury College studying Agriculture; Hollie Pearl leaves us to take an Animal care course and Dan King has gained a place studying fabrication and welding. Ellie Humphrey-Smith will be attending a fashion textiles course at a local college.

There has been a huge amount of creative work produced this year in Hair and Beauty, notably from Sophie Denyer, who created a makeup tutorial video and excellent practical skills from Ellie-May Fryer, who demonstrated exceptional skills with her 1960s assessments. In Textiles there have been some excellent creative work from Lily Tucker, Kaitlyn Love and Moni Pirvu, who have excelled throughout the year.

The school continues to enjoy growing popularity, with increased numbers seeking to join it and its Grammar stream supported by Simon Langton Grammar School for Boys, which goes from strength to strength. The school has the largest sixth form in Kent, with our highest number of students ever going onto university this summer, including Russell Group and Oxbridge. The students achieved tremendous success in sport at local, regional and national level; remarkable successes in the performing arts, with students of all ages appearing on stage, screen and TV; and, various successes in practical learning and enterprise education.

We are exceptionally proud of our students’ achievements, despite the unprecedented disruption to their education this academic year, and wish them every success as they progress into our sixth form and with the next stage of their lives.

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