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WEX Selfie Competition

Open to all Year 11 & 13 learners at The JCB Academy Student Support are running a ‘selfie’ competition for all learners on work experience placements this October. We want to recognise all our placement providers and the fantastic opportunities they offer our learners. What to do… 1. Get permission from your placement provider. 2. Take a selfie that shows where …

U16 Football Match – The JCB Academy vs The de Ferrers Academy

With a fresh outlook on the season we have taken on a coach from Burton Albion for our U16 football programme. A tough first game for The JCB Academy U16 against The de Ferrers Academy, Burton upon Trent. A well drilled side with a good history, an unsettled start allowed us to go down 2-0 early on and the score line …

U16 Football Match – The JCB Academy vs Thomas Alleynes

In our second U16 football match The JCB Academy team looked a lot more organised, having a little more time to build on the squad. A great start against Thomas Alleynes got us a 2-0 lead within the first 10 minutes. Thomas Alleynes battled back but we held the scoreline into the break. The second half saw Thomas Alleynes pinch one …

The JCB Academy U18 football team

U18 Football Match – The JCB Academy vs Taylor High School

The JCB Academy U18 football got underway this week with an away game vs John Taylor high School in Barton under Needwood. Expecting a big defeat as our lads were aware of their Derby/Burton academy players, their previous success and their time to work as a team over the last few years… It was like Man United against Stoke City, …

Josh Partridge, learner at The JCB Academy

A Level Results – Josh Partridge

It’s not just about engineering at The JCB Academy, Josh Partridge from Mickleover in Derby gained an A* in English literature as well as a B in business studies and a C in mathematics. Josh said: “I’m extremely pleased with all my results and looking forward to studying international business at Manchester University with a year in America.”

Maclean Asis, learner at The JCBAcademy

A Level Results – Maclean Asis

Maclean Asis from Alvaston in Derby is going on to study engineering with business finance at University College London (UCL). Maclean, who gained A* in business studies, B in physics, A in mathematics, and an A in further mathematics, said: “I’m extremely pleased with the results I have achieved, knowing that all my efforts were worth it in the end. …

Student Louise Meredith at The JCB Academy

A Level Results – Louise Meredith

Some of our learners have secured fantastic apprenticeship opportunities. Louise Meredith from Stoke-on-Trent, who gained an A* and a C, secured a fantastic apprenticeship opportunity, going on to a Higher Apprenticeship with JCB.

Student Megan Goodfellow at The JCB Academy

A Level Results – Megan Goodfellow

Another one of our learners to secure a fantastic Higher Apprenticeship was Megan Goodfellow from Littleover in Derby, who gained an A, B and a C, has secured her Higher Apprenticeship with Jaguar Land Rover, said: “I’m so happy with my results! The JCB Academy has helped start my amazing career at Jaguar Land Rover.”

Student Tim Glover at The JCB Academy

A Level Results – Tim Glover

Tim Glover from Branston in Burton-upon-Trent, who gained an A in mathematics and an A (OCR Level 3) in engineering, is off to study aeronautical engineering at Loughborough University. Tim said: “My time at The JCB Academy has been by far the best educational experience that I have had. All of the staff made me feel very welcome as well …

GCSE Results 2016 – Top Performing Learners

Top performing learners from The JCB Academy included: Isabel Fitzgerald from Hilton in Derby, who gained an impressive eight GCSEs: seven A*s and one A. Isabel also gained an OCR level 2 distinction* and two OCR level 2 merits in the engineering related subjects. A delighted Isabel said: “I’m so happy with my results, they’re so much better than I …