Academic Academy

The Academic Academy is an opportunity for academically gifted students who achieve a combination of top grades at GCSE (7’s, 8’s and 9’s) and who aspire to aim high in their university and career choices.  Through the Academic Academy you will experience being in a specialist tutor group with other like-minded young people, led by an experienced tutor.  You will be provided with group and one to one tutorials which will include comprehensive guidance on the UCAS application process to competitive courses at top universities, to enable you to submit a polished application and excel at interview.

In addition you will commit to one hour a week of enrichment as we recognise that application to competitive universities is about more than achieving excellent grades.  The enrichment programme is designed to provide you with experiences and opportunities to benefit your university application, which includes the study of critical thinking skills to enhance your analytical and evaluative abilities.  Amongst other activities you will also be encouraged to enter competitions, apply for residential visits/summer schools to top universities, and attend subject masterclasses.

For further information, please contact Alison Knight.


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Graduation 2020 - POSTPONED

This year's graduation ceremony will NO LONGER be taking place on Saturday 3rd October 2020 at The Queens Theatre, Barnstaple. We have received communication from the Queens Theatre advising that they will not be opening their doors to the public until 26 November 2020. We will be reviewing how this affects your graduation ceremony and will communicate to you as soon as possible.