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St Benedict’s Sixth Form Students accepted onto Durham University programme

Four of the five students, pictured with Mrs Kar, Director of Learning at Sixth Form
Four of the five students, pictured with Mrs Kar, Director of Learning at Sixth Form

Five talented students from the Sixth Form at St Benedict’s Catholic High School have been accepted onto a special programme through Durham University, which will support them through their studies and application to further education after A-Levels.

The successful students are Liam Irwin, Amy Fox, Kane Harper, Jasmine Butterworth and Lewis Hamilton. This is again a fantastic achievement from St Benedict’s students and continues the trend that the Sixth Form has established with Durham University.

Supported Progression is a programme for talented students studying in the North East, Cumbria and Yorkshire who have the potential to study at a university like Durham and who will benefit from additional help and support to reach their full potential.

Supported Progression offers a two-year coherent, structured programme of events and information. This includes the opportunity to take part in residential events, experiencing life as a Durham University student.

Sheena Kar, Director of Learning from the Sixth Form said: “I am absolutely delighted that our students have been successful in being selected for the Durham University Supported Progression Programme. Durham is one of the best universities in the country and for students to have such a fantastic opportunity is a reflection of our high aspirations for students in our sixth form. I have no doubt that our students will embrace all Durham has to offer and be very successful in the future.”

Those who successfully complete the assessed summer school project at the end of Year 12 will be recognised as having achieved a qualification equivalent to 16-32 UCAS tariff points that can contribute towards meeting the entry requirements for a programme of study at Durham University, along with a guaranteed offer.

Successful students may also be eligible to receive additional bursaries towards university costs.

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