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"The world is changing faster than the education system can respond. That is why we need new educational opportunities for our young people."

St Helens College 14-16 Academy is an exciting opportunity for students currently in year 9, to join us for years 10 and 11, full-time. With the unique curriculum of GCSEs, technical and professional pathways and valuable work experience, students will gain comprehensive preparation for the world of work.

You will study core subjects such as English, maths and science, alongside a personalised, technical and professional curriculum. Technical and professional subjects are career and employment related. This blended curriculum will develop your understanding of the world of work and will help you to gain essential employability skills that employers look for.

Studying in a professional environment, you'll be expected to demonstrate a mature approach to your studies with the benefit of smaller class sizes than at school. We have very high aspirations for you!

"Learn vital employability skills through exciting projects set by employers, receive mentoring from keynote speakers from the business world and show off your entrepreneurial talent with competitions in academic and technical and professional settings."

At 16, you could choose to join St Helens College to undertake further advanced, technical and professional studies, a package of A levels or you may want to progress into employment, onto a traineeship or an apprenticeship. Whichever route you decide to choose, we will support and guide you every step of the way.

Don't worry about making the change from school, you'll meet lots of new friends and will receive support from your teachers!

For more information on the limited places available at St Helens College 14-16 Academy, please drop in to one of our open evenings/mornings or call 01744 623105.

You can submit an online application now and then someone will be in touch to discuss the next steps with you.


Why study at St Helens College 14-16 Academy?

Maximise Your Potential

Students achieve expected or better progress in their studies after joining us. 

Unique Curriculum

Prepare for the world of work by studying an industry sector pathway alongside your GCSEs.

Workplace Environments

Develop your skills and knowledge in real, workplace environments.

Personalised Learning

Smaller class sizes provide a more personalised learning experience.

Employability Skills

Develop employability skills including team working and entrepreneurship.

Inspiring Guest Speakers

Learn directly from industry professionals and inspirational, expert representatives.