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6Advance Programme

We offer a programme of academic academies designed to support high achievement and advanced skills for career development.

Each of these choices will provide participating students with excellent activities and skills-building to help them go beyond the exam curriculum and apply their knowledge and skills in challenging contexts.  In so doing, they will discover more about about a general subject or job area and will build up a great portfolio for applying to highly selective university or higher apprenticeship programmes.

Entry to each of the 6Advance academies is selective and will be based on an application made early in the autumn term.  The academies then run for the rest of the year (with a break for the summer exams).

Students who gain entry to one of our 6Advance academies are not also required to take a 6Xtra (general enrichment, sports/leisure and personal development programme).

All the academies run after core college hours and so do not affect the students’ main subject studies.

Alongside the academies element of 6Advance, students will benefit from expert advice, guidance and preparation to apply to top universities and the most selective apprenticeship programmes.  Blackpool Sixth has an excellent track record of helping our students gain places on the most sought-after university courses and training programmes.  See our success pages for some details of our 2016 leavers.

For more information about 6Advance or indeed any aspect of our provision, please contact us on enquiries@blackpoolsixth.ac.uk.

Which academy to choose?

  • Computer Programming Club
  • Shares 4 School (linked to investment banking)
  • Sixth Sense magazine
  • Debating Academy
  • Humanities Society  – local and family history
  • Politics Society
  • STEP Up (preparation for maths STEP papers)
  • Maths Society
  • Dance Academy
  • Music Academy
  • Medical Society
  • Science Club
  • Social Sciences Research Academy
  • Clinical Skills Academy
  • Sports volunteering – Community Sports Leadership
  • Sports Volunteering – Higher Sports Leadership
  • Sports academies
  • Design Academy
  • Student Council

College-wide activities

  • Duke of Edinburgh
  • Volunteering academy

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