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Students from Haywood Sixth Form Academy visiting Staffs Uni

Haywood Sixth Form Academy Students visit Staffordshire University

Students from Haywood Sixth Form Academy visited Staffordshire University on Wednesday 10th February to take part in grade-raising workshops.

Students from Haywood Sixth Form Academy visiting Staffs Uni

62 students from Year 12 took part in the visit, designed to give them a taste of university life, to develop employability and study skills and to allow A Level Biology students to use specialist equipment in one of the university’s science laboratories.

Mike Whittingham, Deputy Headteacher, said: “Our goal is to offer first class opportunities to all our students, whether they want to go to a top university, gain an apprenticeship or begin a high quality career in the world of work.

“The education liaison team at Staffordshire University have worked closely with us to create tailor-made workshops, which I think our students have really enjoyed and benefited from.”

A Level Biology students took part in a workshop led by Dr Kevin Reiling, senior lecturer in Biology. Students used special microscopes to study Aedes aegypti – the mosquito species that has been in the international news recently, linked to the Zika virus. A second workshop, challenged students to pitch a business idea to the group, taking into consideration price, product, promotion and place. Each team had to present their idea in a ‘Dragon’s Den’ or ‘Apprentice’ style challenge.

Students from Haywood Sixth Form Academy visiting Staffs Uni

Students can apply for a place on a variety of A Level and BTEC courses or the new Work Based Learning programme or get in touch by email at

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