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New range of courses announced at Hewett Academy sixth form

PUBLISHED: 12:33 10 November 2017 | UPDATED: 12:33 10 November 2017

Hewett Academy. Picture: Denise Bradley

Hewett Academy. Picture: Denise Bradley

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A Norwich sixth form which cut back on its courses earlier this year has announced a range of new ones.

The Hewett Academy, run by the Inspiration Trust, will, from September 2018, launch its BTEC Plus programmes - which will see students study a two-year BTEC and optional matched A-level.

The BTEC courses, equivalent to three A-levels, will include art and design, business, performing arts and sports, while the A-levels will be English literature, film studies, history, music, politics and psychology.

It comes after the academy announced in June that it planned to no longer offer A-levels and would instead focus on its sport BTEC.

The trust said the new courses had grown from that change.

Principal Rebecca Handley Kirk said it had come about after conversations with “students, employers and universities”.

“Traditional sixth forms force students to take multiple subjects, sometimes making them take courses that don’t play to their strengths,” she said. “We wanted to do different and give students the chance to really get their teeth into a subject.”

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