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Coombeshead Academy Newsletter - Issue 60

Issue 60 of the weekly Coombeshead Academy newsletter.


OXBRIDGE OPPORTUNITIES We at Coombeshead Sixth Form are incredibly proud of our students, who strive to achieve success in all aspects of life, both academic and vocational. We encourage students to apply for all available opportunities which will enrich their experience and help to create responsible, adventurous and independent young adults. SIXTH FORM CHRISTOW Securing a place with the Sutton Trust Summer schools programme, in competition with thousands of other students, is a huge achievement for Hannah Tomkinson and Freya Vickridge. Both students had extremely strong applications based not only on their superb achievements at GCSE but also the passion they have for the subjects they are studying at A level. Hannah is going to experience what Biological Anthropology is like at the University of Cambridge, and Freya is off to Durham to spend time in their Earth Sciences department. Daisy Lovick and Evie Mill-Gammin are both off to Oxford with the Uniqu Summer school. Daisy is thrilled to have the opportunity to immerse herself in both the history of the University, as well as their History course, and Evie who is an aspirant author will gain much from her English course. OUT AND ABOUT Sixth Form students recently had the opportunity to apply for a fantastic fully funded, 19 day ‘Skills For Life’ course, with the world renowned outdoor adventure company ‘Outward Bound’. The course costs over £1600, but funding is provided by ‘The Sir Francis Chichester Trust’, to enable young people who might not otherwise get such an experience. This year’s successful applicant is Tom Knott, who had to make a formal application, provide references and travel to Exeter for a full panel interview to get his place. He will be heading north in the summer to complete his course at Outward Bound’s stunning centre in the Lake District. The Skills For Life course is designed to help participants make an effective transition from Sixth Form to further education or work and is a chance to have a life-shaping adventure with people from all over the world, to know what they are truly capable of achieving and to stand out in a crowded market place. Tom will be challenging himself with new outdoor experiences; have 1:1 action planning focussed on personal development, work outside his normal friendship group and leave with a breadth of experience that will enrich his personal statement and CV to set him aside from other young people as he enters the world of work. Tom said ‘I am very pleased to be given this unique opportunity and excited for the challenges it will bring’. Coombeshead Academy, Coombeshead Road, Newton Abbot, TQ12 1PT Tel: 01626 201800 Email:

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