AGS Alumnus Awards Progression Module Graduates
A group of our Sixth Form students joined more than 400 students from across West Yorkshire, to celebrate their achievements at Leeds Beckett University, graduating from the University's Progression Module.
The students, now in Year 13, took part in the bespoke year-long study programme during Year 12. The course is designed to help students investigate the different routes into higher education, increasing their knowledge and understanding, whilst preparing them for the experiences they are likely to encounter at university. Students who successfully complete the module, delivered this year in 21 schools and colleges across the region, are awarded 12 UCAS points towards applications for degree courses at Leeds Beckett University, Leeds Trinity University and the University of Huddersfield.
Former AGS student, Professor Kevin Hylton, Head of the Centre for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at Leeds Beckett University, said: 'The ceremonies went really well. It is great to see young people so enthusiastic about their futures, and it was also wonderful to see my old school, Allerton Grange, at the proceedings. As an alumnus of the school, although I didn't do the progression module, I feel that the students are much better prepared than I ever was.'
Progress and Welfare Leader for Key Stage 5, Mrs Braim, said: 'As a school, we are so proud of our students graduating from the progression module. They have worked hard to complete the programme alongside studying for their A Levels and it's fantastic to see them attending a real award ceremony at Leeds Beckett University, in recognition of their achievements. We set aspirational targets for our students, supporting them to achieve the grades they need to move onto higher education. The course and the ceremony provide a taster of what to expect at university and encourage students to aim high.'