The Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu welcomed the third group of graduate students from Archbishop Sentamu Academy Sixth Form for an Awards Service held at Bishopthorpe Palace this morning.
The Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu formally addressed the students, teachers and parents as part of the Awards Service. He also jointly presented certificates and awards to the students with the Academy Principal, Andrew Chubb.
26 students attended the ceremony and graduated with a range of A Levels and BTEC Level 3 qualifications. All students are going on to positive destinations such as Further Education, Higher Education, Apprenticeships and employment. Students going onto degree studies are following a range of courses including Maths, Nursing, Performing Arts and Events Management.
Mrs Alison Mulqueen, Head of Sixth Form said: “I am very proud of the achievements of this year’s Upper Sixth students. They have demonstrated outstanding commitment to their studies and the Academy. It gives me enormous pleasure to be part of the Graduation day”.
Mr Andrew Chubb, Academy Principal, said: “We are thrilled that the Archbishop has again extended a welcome to the students and their families at Bishopthorpe to celebrate their successes. We are very proud of our students’ achievements, and are sure that they will have a truly memorable day at the Palace.”
Graduating student Charlie Scott said: “The Academy has helped me succeed in everything I wanted to do so I owe my thanks to all the Sixth Form team for their help and support. Graduating is an amazing experience.”
Graduating student Jordan Rowan said: “The graduation ceremony both excites and saddens me at the same time. I am hopefully moving on to bigger and better things, but Archie has been a big part of my life for 7 years and I will miss it. It is a big, but welcome change. I look forward to what the future has in store for me but will always find a way to keep in touch with my roots”.
The Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu said: “It is a joy and a great privilege for me to formally congratulate these students on their achievements. It is such an exciting time as these young people look to explore what the future holds for them, using all that they have learnt at the Academy to make a real difference to their community. I am looking forward to hearing stories of great things from these students. With God at their side, everything is possible!”