From celebrating student success to the latest sixth form announcements

  • 19/03/2021 0 Comments
    EPQ Presentations and Year 12 Launch

    Monday saw the launch of this year’s JC6 EPQ Programme with a kick off presentation to year 12 students. Over forty eager students expressed an interest in the qualification this year and it is wonderful to see how committed our students are to capitalising on additional opportunities for success. 

    In addition to A Level and BTEC qualifications, JC6 offers sixth form students the option to secure the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ). EPQ students have the freedom to explore topics in greater depth and gain an additional qualification that has its own UCAS point value. The qualification is highly regarded by universities, employers and apprenticeship providers and year after year students who complete an EPQ are able to accept places at top Russell Group Universities.

    Alongside the year 12 launch, EPQ students in year 13 completed their final presentations this week. After finishing their projects, students are required to present to an audience and answer questions.

    EPQ project titles this year included, ‘In the real number system, are some numbers more irrational than others?’, ‘To what extent has UK legislation and social factors influenced the perception of firearm use for modern day society’ and ‘How well has encryption protected our data through the technological age?’ Mr Boast, KS5 Director for Learning, commenting how impressed he was the presentations, sharing how students presented with, ‘confidence and maturity’.

    To find out more about studying an Extended Project Qualification at JC6, click hereto access our prospectus.

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  • 19/03/2021 0 Comments
    Overwhelming Response to STEM Alumni Programme

    Recently we shared the exciting launch of our new STEM Alumni Programme. Aiming to connect our current learners with former students now working in careers within Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths through displays, workshops and talks. 

    We have been overwhelmed with the response so far and Miss Cook, Science Teacher and Programme Lead, has been inundated with professionals, graduates and university and PHD students keen to help us build brighter futures for our students. Alumni already signed up to be part of the programme include:

    • Researchers
    • Environmentalists focusing on climate change 
    • Teachers
    • Doctors
    • Engineers
    • Footwear Designers 
    • Professionals working for medical device company Johnson and Johnson 
    • Professionals working for pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca 
    However, the programme is not only open to graduates. We want to show our students the wide variety of routes that can lead to success in STEM, so we encourage all former students to get in touch. From carpenters and builders, to chefs and garden designers—if you use STEM then you can help to inspire our students!

    To take part in our alumni programme, please email Miss Cook—stemalumni@hajc.leics.sch.uk
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  • 09/03/2021 0 Comments
    Building Connections With Expert Career Ready Mentors

    Expert careers advice and links with top universities and employers is a crucial part of our Year 12 and 13 provision. This ensures that our students leave us ready to take up competitive roles within industry, join leading apprenticeship programmes and except offers from top universities. Part of this provision is our well established Career Ready programme which connects our students with leading industry professionals. 

    We are the only school in Leicestershire to offer the full Year 12 Career Ready programme and Career Ready introduces students to a valuable network of business links through a series of guest speakers, industry mentors, off site visits and employability workshops. Year after year our students tell us how invaluable their time on the Career Ready programme was and students even have a history of securing internships and jobs for the businesses they work with.

    This year our Career Ready programme has had to take place virtually, however this hasn't stopped out students getting to meet their personal careers mentor online this week. Mentors include top industry professionals from PepsiCo, Jaguar Landrover, Black Horse, Seva Logistics, City Back, Mars, Arcadis, Morrisons, Silicon Valley Bank, Ofcom, Vortex Optical and Leicester University. All of whom will personally mentor our Career Ready students, imparting their knowledge and experiences to help them become industry leaders themselves.

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  • 02/03/2021 0 Comments
    Alumni Programme Promises to Inspire Future STEM Professionals

    High quality careers guidance is a core focus at Hinckley Academy and John Cleveland Sixth Form Centre. It allows our students to develop high aspirations and consider a broad and ambitious range of careers. Our most important aim is to support, guide and advise students in order to make them confident, independent and able to make well informed, realistic career decisions. We strive to inspire and motivate our students in all year groups in order to fulfil their potential and engaging with our former students plays an important role in this, with staff regularly holding events which allow former students to share their successes with current students.

    Miss Cook, Teacher of Science, is our latest staff member to build on our alumni connections in order to inspire students to explore careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. This new project, supported by a grant from the Royal Society of Chemistry sees Miss Cook call upon all former students who have go on to work in a STEM related career to share their experiences. This could be anyone who previously attended the school and who now uses STEM within their role, including engineers, software developers, architects, surgeons, pharmacists, carpenters and individuals within the food, health, beauty, motor, aviation and art industries.

    Becoming part of this project means experts in STEM careers will be able to pass on their knowledge and share their experiences with our students, through career profiles, displays, careers events and presentations. The STEM alumni database will allow the academy to continue to connect learners with key professionals in order to raise aspirations.

    If you would like to take part and to find out more information, please contact Miss Cook - STEMalumni@hajc.leics.sch.uk

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  • 04/01/2021 0 Comments
    Lawrence House Christmas Appeal

    JC6 students have once again shown their support to Lawrence House in Hinckley through their now annual fundraising events, when they take a moment to focus on others over the festive period. This year, as well as the tradition of making Lawrence House residents goodie bags, students also staged additional events to further support the local charity. 

    JC6 students worked in their tutor groups to create a bag full of gifts for one of the young men or women staying at Lawrence House, part of the Hinckley Homeless Group. These thoughtful gifts ranged from toiletries and hot chocolate, to sweets
    and mindful colouring books, with students putting a lot of time and thought into their goodie bags.

    Paula Tomkins, John Cleveland Sixth Form Administrator and co-ordinator of the Lawrence House Christmas Appeal commented, “as the young people in Lawrence House are between 16 – 25 years of age it is a cause particularly close to our
    students’ hearts. They have really thought about what it must be like to be in someone else’s shoes and have all worked together to create a truly special gift bag to put a smile on someone’s face. It is great to know that our students’ acts of kindness will make a real difference”

    This year’s event was even bigger than ever, with JC6 students getting the younger Hinckley Academy pupils involved too by staging a non-uniform day. This larger scale event meant that every £1 students donated for wearing Christmas non-uniform
    could also be donated to Lawrence House, alongside the goodie bags, helping to provide essential accommodation and support to those in need.

    Ms Paterson said, “In what has been a very challenging year, it feels more important than ever for us all to be supporting others over the festive period and I am so proud that JC6 has once again been able to support such a vital local charity.”

    Louise Adams, Project Manager from the Hinckley Homeless Group said, “It’s been a very different year than anyone imagined and has brought many challenges in the running of Lawrence House. JC6 giving presents and fundraising for Lawrence House, at what is a difficult time for so many, is amazing. This thoughtfulness ensures that everyone is supported and remembered at Christmas. Thank you to all the students and staff involved.”

    Everybody here at John Cleveland Sixth Form Centre would like to wish all the residents of Lawrence House a very 'Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year' and hope they enjoy their goodie bags full of festive cheer!

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  • 11/12/2020 0 Comments
    Building Brighter Futures Within The Futures Trust

    JC6 joins highly successful multi academy trust: The Futures Trust!

    Hinckley Academy and John Cleveland Sixth Form Centre has recently joined The Futures Trust, a highly successful Multi Academy Trust. An exciting step which secures JC6’s future and cements our ambition to be the outstanding post 16 provider of choice in the local area. 

    The Futures Trust is a strong values based trust dedicated to building brighter futures for its students and the communities it serves.

    With one of the best track records in the midlands for improving student outcomes, The Futures Trust ensures its students are set stretching targets and are supported to achieve them. This, combined with JC6’s proven history of securing students outstanding academic outcomes, means that we are even better placed to secure student success. 

    The Futures Trust has secured substantial capital investment which will benefit all Hinckley Academy and John Cleveland Sixth Form Centre students. With the prospect of a state of the art new build providing 3220m² of brand new teaching space over three storeys, providing outstanding additional opportunities for all our students.

    JC6 is evolving and we want you to be a part of it…

    Join us and build your brighter future today!


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  • 23/11/2020 0 Comments
    2021 Prospectus Now Available!

    Download our new 2021 prospectus now!

    If you would like to receive a printed hard copy then please email your name, school and delivery address to office@jc6.org and a member of our team will arrange this to be sent to you as soon as possible. 

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  • 08/10/2020 0 Comments
    ​Confirmed positive COVID-19 case at JC6 (08.10.20)

    Today Hinckley Academy and John Cleveland Sixth Form Centre received confirmation that a member of staff had tested positive for COVID-19. Upon receiving this information staff contacted the COVID-19 DFE hotline and Public Health England East Midlands and closely followed all their advice and guidance.

    Due to the robust COVID-19 safety procedures in place, only 23 students in year 12 were identified as possibly having been in close contact with the member of staff and were subsequently sent home to self-isolate. Parents and carers of the identified students received a text notification to inform them of the situation and the students were sent home with a letter providing further information on self-isolation.

    A copy of the letter given to students who are required to self isolate can be downloaded below. 

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  • 19/08/2020 0 Comments
    Autumn Opening Handbook

    Click the link below to download our 'Autumn Opening Handbook'. 

    We hope this handbook reassures students and parent(s)/carer(s) alike that comprehensive planning has been undertaken to ensure we are safe to open in August following all Department for Education and Health and Safety guidance.

    If you have any questions please contact a member of staff using the details on page 2 of the handbook. 

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  • 12/08/2020 0 Comments
    Sixth Form Results Day - 13th August 2020


    A, AS and BTEC L3 results will be given out in the JC6 building tomorrow.

    Please enter at the time allocated to you through the corner door to A4. 

    If you are unsure of your collection time, email JC6@leics.sch.uk today or ring the school tomorrow morning. JC6 staff will be on hand tomorrow to support with
    UCAS and any grade queries. You can also email to book an appointment with us on Friday morning if you would like one.

    Try not too read too much in the media today and we’ll see you in the morning. 

    Good luck! JC6

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  • 15/07/2020 0 Comments
    Influx of Applications Indicate JC6 will be Heavily Subscribed for 2020/21

    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.

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  • 10/07/2020 0 Comments
    GCSE Results Day Support

    Thursday 20th August 9.30am-2pm
    GCSE Results Day Support- We are here to answer your questions about how your results affect your JC6 application. 

    Drop in for HAJC6 students only and telephone hotline for other enquiries.

    Drop In - JC6 Building, Butt Lane, Hinckley 

    Hotline - 01455 632183 Ext:126

    Friday 21st August 9.30am-12:30pm
    GCSE Results Support- We are here to answer your questions about how your results affect your JC6 application. 

    Drop in for all students only and telephone hotline.
    Drop In - JC6 Building, Butt Lane, Hinckley 

    Hotline - 01455 632183 Ext:126

    (Please note that we have ensured that COVID secure safety measures will be in place for students using the drop in service.) 

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  • 12/06/2020 0 Comments
    Remembering Jack - Funeral Information

    Thursday 18th June: Funeral of Jack Mellor

    We know that many of you would have liked to have attended the funeral to say farewell to Jack. Unfortunately, due to the restrictions in place due to COVID-19 only very small gatherings are possible. So that as many of us as possible can pay our respects to Jack, his family have arranged for the funeral cars to drive around the HAJC6 bus loop road on the way to the funeral.

     Please download the information sheet below for more details. 

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  • 11/06/2020 0 Comments
    Virtual Getting Started Events - 2020 Applicants

    To ensure the safety of our students and staff, we have decided to make our 2020 induction events a virtual experience: allowing our new students to meet more of our team, learn more about their courses and ask
    any questions they might have, just as they would have done if we were holding this event in the sixth form, but from the comfort of their own home!..

    ‘Getting Started 2020’ – 22nd June 2020

    Your Getting Started Event will be held through the new ‘JC6 Getting Started 2020’ Facebook group, designed to give all of our new students the opportunity to get to know each other as well as us, before
    joining in September. This group is open to parents/carers too, if they wish to join.

    Very much in the same way that Facebook groups are used for university students to get to know each other before their first day, we hope that this platform will allow you to start to feel part of the JC6 community. 

    Please join the Facebook group as soon as possible, as the Getting Started Day will be held within the group on Monday 22nd June 2020, with a full schedule of presentations, welcome videos, tips on preparing for joining us, competitions, information regarding next steps/events and Q&A sessions throughout the day.

    To request to join the group please search JC6 Getting Started 2020 on Facebook or follow the link below:

    Please answer the three security questions when you submit your request, including entering the group password which has been emailed to all applicants. 

    (Not received the password? Don’t worry! Email hhawkins@hajc.leics.sch.uk )

    ‘Live Links’ at lunchtime –23rd June 2020 onwards

    It doesn’t stop there! This year, to get you started, we will also be using the Facebook group to create regular ‘Live Links’ between you and our specialist teaching staff. Starting on the 23rd June, every week day between 1-2pm, our subject specialists will be taking it in turns to focus on a different JC6 course, sharing welcome messages, FAQ’s and key information prior to you joining us, as well as being available to answer your questions live through the group and JC6 messenger function. More details and a subject schedule coming soon!

    Don’t have Facebook access? Don’t worry! – If you don’t have Facebook, but your parent/carer does, then they are welcome to join the group in your place. If you can’t access Facebook we will also make sure that content is made available on our website after each event - https://www.jc6.org/support-academic-support-hinckley#getting-started-at-jc6.
    If you have any questions please email jc6@hajc.leics.sch.uk and a member of our team will get back to you as soon as they can.

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  • 26/05/2020 0 Comments
    A message for our 2020 applicants...

    A video message from the JC6 team.

    Having trouble viewing the video below? Visit our Facebook page - https://www.facebook.com/JCSixthForm/videos/153140... 

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  • 15/05/2020 0 Comments
    A video message to our students...

    A video message from some familiar faces...

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  • 23/03/2020 0 Comments
    Home Learning

    Please find a range of useful links and documents below to help support our students and their parents and carers with home learning throughout the UK school closure period. 

    Need IT help?

    If you need any help to access any of our online services (Firefly, MyEd etc), then you can contact the Hinckley Academy IT Services Team.
    Parents, carers and students can email: itservices@hajc.leics.sch.uk 

    Online Learning Advice - Download
    A guide created to support students, parents and carers with accessing our online learning platforms.

    All teachers in all subjects have uploaded resources to FireFly/other online portals and/or have created paper resources to enable all students at home to be able to continue to study. All students should be able to access resources to work from home if required. Prior to closure we ensured all students were shown how to access these during lessons. 

    Firefly is used by students, teachers and parents. Teachers use it to set homework tasks for students and to share learning resources with them. Students use it to check their timetables and to collect and return homework from their teachers. Parents can use it to view a range of information about their child’s learning and progress, including timetables, their homework, their feedback from teachers, attendance and reports.
    You can use Firefly on any device - a desktop computer or laptop, or on a tablet such as an iPad or even on a smart phone.

    Open Firefly - here 
    A guide to Firefly Parent Portal - View

    HAJC6 Teaching Staff Email Database
    - Download
    Need to speak to a member of staff regarding work for a certain subject? Use the email addresses in our staff database to send them your queries. 

    Students can access their school email account from home by clicking here and using their normal school log in.

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  • 19/03/2020 0 Comments
    Important School Closure Update - COVID-19

    Please read an important update from our Principal Mr Cahill. 

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  • 11/03/2020 0 Comments
    NCS Champion School Award

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