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The Royal Harbour


RHA Sixth Form Celebrates IBCP Success!

Updated: Aug 17, 2023

The Royal Harbour Academy is proud to announce the exceptional achievements of its Sixth Form students in the International Baccalaureate Career-Related Programme. With a rigorous curriculum including a Level 3 BTEC Diploma and two IB Diploma Programme courses, our students have demonstrated outstanding dedication and academic excellence.

In addition to their coursework, our students successfully completed the IBCP core, which includes personal and professional skills development, a community-focused service learning project, and a reflective essay exploring an ethical dilemma. They also immersed themselves in an international culture through mandatory language acquisition.

We are thrilled to announce the outstanding achievements of our students in the International Baccalaureate Career-related Programme (IBCP). With a remarkable 94% of students attaining the full IBCP certificate, their dedication and commitment have truly paid off. Their average grade of 4 out of a possible 7 demonstrates their exceptional academic prowess and personal growth throughout this esteemed programme.

Within the vocational BTEC element of the IBCP students also performed brilliantly with our extended BTEC students (3 A level equivalent) achieving an average grade of DDM (Distinction, Distinction and Merit)

Headteacher Simon Pullen expressed his utmost pride and admiration for the outstanding achievements of our Sixth Form students in the International Baccalaureate Career-related Programme (IBCP). He emphasised the dedication, perseverance, and resilience demonstrated by these students throughout their two-year journey.

There were some excellent individual performances.

Hector Da Luz joined RHA part way through his education, having moved to England from Brazil. Hector gained the full IBCP award performing extremely well in his Film Studies gaining a grade 5, with his excellent stop motion animations and bringing inanimate objects to life on the screen. Hector also achieved a secure grade 4 in Maths studies and achieved D*DD in his Public Services. Hector is spending a year travelling before taking his place at university studying film making.

Ava Weston completed the full IB achieving a grade 6 in higher level English Language, a grade 5 in Social and cultural anthropology and a Grade A in her Reflective project. She also achieved DDM (Distinction, Merit, Merit) in her Public Services. Ave will be going to Bristol University to study Comparative Literature and Culture, a truly brilliant achievement. Ava said, ”I am so overwhelmed by my results, thank you so much to all the amazing school staff that have helped me, I will be forever grateful”

Emma Martin received a grade 5 in English Language, a grade 5 in visual arts course and a C grade in her Reflective project. In health and social care, Emma achieved a grade Merit, Merit. Her artwork, depicting the emotions of lockdown, was highly admired at the Royal Harbour Academy art exhibition at Dane Court Grammar School. Emma has secured employment in the care sector.

Jack Young's remarkable talent in model making shone brightly in his Film Studies, earning him a well-deserved grade 4. Additionally, he showcased his artistic prowess with a grade 3 in Visual Arts and DMM (Distinction, Merit, Merit) in public services extended diploma. Jack's creations were nothing short of extraordinary, with highlights including a replica of Captain America's shield and an impressive assortment of lifelike weapons designed for cinematic marvel. Jack's future at the University of the Creative Arts, where he secured a scholarship, promises to be a thrilling journey filled with awe-inspiring movie magic.

Head of Sixth Form, Ashley Cox said “Our student’s outstanding achievements in the International Baccalaureate (IB) reflect their hard work and the support from their teachers. In addition to academic success, they have gained valuable skills such as critical thinking, effective communication, and a global perspective through their IB studies. These attributes, along with their strong academic foundation, will contribute to their success as they continue their education and pursue their professional goals.

To any students considering joining our Sixth Form, I would like to extend a warm invitation. Our Sixth Form provides a supportive and enriching environment where students can thrive academically, develop important life skills, and receive guidance to shape their future paths. Whether your aspirations lie in higher education, vocational training, or entering the workforce, we are committed to equipping you with the qualifications and confidence to succeed.”

For more information, please email, or call the school on 01843 572500 and ask to speak to a member of the Sixth Form team.


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