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The 6th form at Richmond Park Academy - Opening September 2014

posted 17 Jan 2014, 04:09 by Phil Broughton   [ updated 17 Jan 2014, 07:31 ]
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The story so far...
If student interest is an indicator of success, then RPA’s 6th form is already well on the way to becoming one of the Borough’s best. Applications, not only from current RPA students but also from more than half a dozen other schools, indicate that our budding 6th form is already over-subscribed.

Under Tracey O’Brien’s leadership, all applicants have been interviewed and places awarded to those who will benefit from - and positively contribute to - the academic framework, the focus and discipline of 6th form study at RPA and the influential role model responsibility which post-16 attitudes will have on younger school colleagues.

So that successful candidates and their parents can meet each other, share information about the latest developments and talk to the dedicated staff who will take the students through the next phase of their education at RPA we look forward to seeing you at:

Thursday 30 January
5.45pm - 8.00pm
The New Drama Hall (entrance via Hertford Avenue)
Guest Speakers:
Professor Ben Bowling
(Dickson Poon School of Law, Kings College, London)
Julian Page
(Livingstone Tanzania Trust)

Professor Bowling will talk to the students about the impact of successful 6th form study on university opportunities and Julian Page will outline just one of the wealth of extracurricular possibilities (a self-funded journey of personal development and Tanzanian community project involvement) which life as an RPA 6th former will present.

A Workshop...
During the evening, Tracey O’Brien (RPA’s senior vice principal with responsibility for 6th form leadership and whole school teaching and learning) and Mary Jane Blease (director of 6th form studies, specialist in gifted and talented teaching and the provision of Oxbridge entrance methodology) will conduct a workshop as part of their programme of preparation for life as a 6th former. Among other things, the workshop will look at the importance of strong local friendships, the bonds - for current students - already cemented with RPA staff and - for external candidates - the jump start which our outstanding teachers will provide on this crucial rung of the educational ladder.

The senior management and staff of YOUR 6th form look forward very much to meeting you at this important event.