Budding sixth form journalists from Jill Dando News unveil magazine

By Jill Dando News

Students from The King Alfred School Academy Sixth Form Centre launched their ‘Spotlight’ magazine.

TKASA Sixth Form in Highbridge, Somerset is run by a team of seven Year 12 students, designed to promote the inspirational sixth form to prospective Year 11 students. 

Earlier this month the Sixth Form was found to be the best local school for both Oxbridge and Russell Group university admissions.

TKASA students with their new magazine ‘Spotlight’

Now in a magazine, prospective students can find out more about why it is such a thriving centre.

There are quizzes, competitions, articles, feature pieces, opinions and even Christmas sandwich reviews from supermarkets.

Earlier this month the statistics released show that a whopping 37% of students get into a Russell Group university, compared to an 18% national average while 2% make it into Oxford or Cambridge, compared to 1% nationally.

The figures have been published by the Department for Education as sixth form and college students begin applying for higher education.

Principal Dan Milford said: “Well done to our brilliant students for this amazing Spotlight publication. 

“TKASA Sixth Form Centre is such a brilliant place to study and provides a top class education to students, balanced with superb pastoral support and guidance. This magazine is another avenue for prospective students to see a glimpse of what a superb place this is to be.”

The Sixth Form has seen its numbers double in recent years becoming increasingly popular in the area and also Weston-super-Mare and Bridgwater.

There have been over £5 million of site improvements across the school and Sixth Form, including a stunning expanded new block. 

As well as the amazing success of students getting their chosen universities they also make it into top apprenticeships all over the UK.

There is also a very wide range of A Level subjects for students to choose from with extensive extra curricular activities to enjoy, in addition to there being a fabulous community feel and atmosphere.

TKASA and its Sixth Form Centre is part of The Priory Learning Trust and has a Jill Dando News Centre, where students learn journalism skills in the style of Jill Dando, who went to school locally.