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Extra-Curricular Opportunities

Throughout your time at Merchants' Academy there are a number of unique extra-curricular opportunities available to students in the Sixth Form.

 

 

Y12 Community Apprentice Programme

In Y12, students have the opportunity to take part in the Community Apprentice with Envision.This is a competition between schools based on making change within the local community. This is loosely based on the TV show The Apprentice and the Mayor of Bristol plays the role of Lord Sugar.

Last academic year, the academy had two Y12 teams taking part in the programme, to find out more about their success click here.  

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This year the new Y12s have started their exciting programme, learning about teamwork, creativity and communication in their first session. Find out more on their progress by clicking here.

Further information about this exciting opportunity can be found on the Envision website

 

Access to Bristol

The Access to Bristol scheme is for students taking A-levels or equivalents. Taking part shows a commitment to further study that will strengthen your application when you apply to university. Academy Sixth Form students who complete this programme are entitled to a bursary if they decide to study at the University of Bristol.

There are several pathways students can chose to take part in, this will then entitle the students to be eligible for a contextual offer that is usually two grades lower than they typical offer.

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For further information on the Access to Bristol scheme please visit the university website or click here.

 

 

Future Quest

This is a programme provided by South Bristol Youth across all years in the academy.

The Y12 academy programme provides students with several widening participation trips, some of these are focused around university choices and looking into all their future options.

The Y13 programme in addition consists of 1-2-1 support for UCAS and mentoring sessions.

 

For further information about the Future Quest programme provided click here.