JC6 has always been the post-16 provider at the heart of Hinckley and with a significant increase in the number of applications to join the sixth form in 2020/21, staff and students alike are
excited to welcome their new intake.
To date, applications to join the sixth form in the new academic year have increased by over 26% on 2019, with a large number of students from local high schools Hinckley Academy, Saint Martins, Redmoor, Hastings, and
Health Lane applying to take advantage of the central location, facilities and experienced subject specialists. Applications have also come from secondary schools further afield, including students currently attending Higham Lane, Dixie Grammar
School, Bosworth Academy and The Market Bosworth School.
Janet Paterson, Head of JC6 said, ‘It’s fantastic to have so many students interested in joining us at JC6, and from such a wide spread of different schools. Last year we welcomed an engaged and motivated group of students through our doors, and with increasing applications this year, our new year 12 cohort will again be a vibrant and eclectic mix of students from all over the local area, coming together to take the first step on their post-16 journey’, adding, ‘Interviewing our applicants, whether that be in person or over the telephone as we took safety measures in reaction to COVID-19, has been an absolute pleasure. Everyone at JC6 is very excited to welcome our new year group.’
This increase in applicants comes alongside the launch of a new and extremely popular Criminology course and the launch of a brand-new website - jc6.org. JC6 has focused on cementing its identity as the sixth form provider of choice in the local area and with 98% of their students going onto positive destinations last year, students list support, atmosphere and passion as what makes JC6 different from the rest. Students who attended the local sixth form last year said JC6 has, ‘an atmosphere of respect’, with ‘an extensive support network’ and ‘incredibly supportive and passionate staff’.
‘Students currently in year 11 have faced an unprecedented end to their GCSE studies and a period of real uncertainty. To be the post 16 provider that these students and their families will now turn to for support and guidance as they start their sixth form journey is an honour and we can’t wait to meet them all again in person soon’, commented Janet Paterson, sentiments echoed by all of the JC6 team.