Brandon has accomplished everything he set out to in the sixth form, making positive progress in his education, leading to great academic success and personal growth. After achieving good grades, he is now studying Criminology at Nottingham Trent University.

‘I chose to study in the sixth form, with the consistency of teaching staff and familiar students being a key factor in this decision. My courses – sport, law, finance and business qualifications – were all tough but I set myself high goals to reach for. Teachers have challenged and encouraged me, and this has made me work harder and further driven me towards my aspirations.

I have become much more confident during my time at my academy and through the sixth form. Staff were brilliant at identifying areas I needed to develop, and their support, alongside friends in my groups, made me work harder and enjoy lessons.

The subjects I have taken have kept me focused and ensured that I pushed myself to get onto my chosen course at university. I want to help people in my future, and my ambition is to work in criminal investigation, so criminology was the ideal choice of subject to study.’