Ormiston Bushfield Academy to throw open its door to prospective sixth form pupils

Ormiston Bushfield Academy will showcase its superb sixth form facilities at an open evening this month.

The evening, on Wednesday 23rd October, will give prospective students the chance to investigate their post 16 options at OBA and discover more about other potential pathways.

The event, which is being held in the school’s main hall and drama theatre, will begin with short presentations from Principal Eric Winstone and Head of Sixth Form Geraint Richards.

Representatives from universities, including Cambridge University, are scheduled to attend, along with an array of colleges and businesses, giving prospective students the chance to discover the full spectrum of options available to them.

The event, which starts at 7pm, will follow an open format, allowing students and parents to ask staff any questions they may have on courses, school policy and homework.

A big focus of this year’s event, and one which Mr Richards is particularly keen to showcase, is OBA’s enrichment scheme.

Mr Richards said: “The programme helps students by increasing both the number, and quality, of opportunities for work experience, extracurricular activities and work within the school. This will leave students fully equipped to be strong candidates for academic and vocational opportunities when they leave school. We’re really looking forward to welcoming prospective students and parents into Ormiston Bushfield Academy this month.”

Current sixth form students are just over a year into their residency at the new £20 million purpose-built academy. This open evening will follow a year in which OBA achieved excellent sixth form results, with a 92% pass rate and 39% of students achieving A*- B grades. One of the schools’ specialist subjects, Performing Arts, did particularly well with 90% of students receiving A*-B grades.

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