American sports scholarship awaits successful Methwold student

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A sports scholarship in the United States is the award for one of the successful students at the Iceni Academy in Methwold.

The school has expanded its sixth form offer to include BTEC level three qualifications as well as traditional A levels.

And its students are celebrating a 100 per cent pass rate in its vocational programmes, well above the national average of 70 per cent.

Principal Gee Cook said: “Our students told us they wanted something different from the traditional A level route and I’m delighted that they have been so successful in their studies.”

Among the successful students are Tom Dade, who will now take up a football scholarship in the United States.

Luke Holland, Tom Wright and Rob Turner have also secured places at the universities of Bath, East Anglia and South Wales respectively.

The school works in partnership with Norwich City Football Club to provide a BTEC sports programme, which is the equivalent of three A levels.

Several students are now set to join the club’s staff following their results.

And Stevie Bramble, the club’s school sport and education manager, said: “The Community Sports Foundation are delighted with the progress the students have made over the past two years and the way they have conducted themselves during the course.

“We are excited about their next steps and look forward to seeing them develop further in their chosen pathways.“

Joyce Hodgetts, managing director of the Academy Transformation Trust, which sponsors the school, added: stated “Well done to all the students who have undertaken this interesting learning route.

“Good luck to all those are now embarking on some innovative and exciting higher level learning.”