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38 NAVY NEWS, JANUARY 2011


Engineering success at Welbeck


MANY Royal Navy Engineer Offi cers have started their careers with qualifi cations from Welbeck. Welbeck is one of the most successful sixth form colleges in the country, with 100 per cent pass rate at A-level for the past fi ve years. Welbeck concentrates on mathematics and science-based subjects, preparing students for science and engineering degrees leading to technical and engineering roles in the Armed Services and MOD Civil Service. The Royal Navy offers Welbeck students the opportunity to pursue a career as a Weapon, Marine or Air Engineer officer. The state-of-the-art campus in Woodhouse near Loughborough has been designed to offer the kind of facilities that young adults would expect, including outstanding teaching and learning resources, high quality, modern halls of residence and superb all- weather sporting and recreational facilities. As well as consistently being a top performer in the sixth form college league tables for its academic results, the college is equally proud of its reputation for the pastoral care and welfare of the students. They leave Welbeck with high values and standards


having experienced a two-year programme of academic excellence, Personal Development Training and a variety of sporting and extra-curricular activities. Whatever activities students pursue, they’ll find


that they are able to quickly develop teamwork and leadership skills – vital to the career that they are working towards. Once students have achieved success at Welbeck, they’ll be offered a place at Newcastle, Southampton Solent,


Loughborough Universities. For exceptional students, there is the opportunity


Southampton, Aston, Northumbria or


to attend Oxford or Cambridge. Education can be an expensive business these


days. So it will come as a relief to know that Welbeck will support students, offering financial assistance during their time both at Welbeck and university. The latter comes in the form of an annual bursary, which currently stands at £4,000. A move to Welbeck will give an invaluable blend of qualifications, skills and experience, and a direct route into a career within the Armed Services or Ministry of Defence Civil Service.


Our teachers are simply the best! They produce outstanding GCSE & A-level results year after year


11+ scholarships week beginning Saturday January 8th 2011


● Chris Alcock, headmaster of Queen’s College, raising money for 40 Commando


HEADMASTER Chris Alcock has suddenly got a whole new view of his school – from three miles up! Mr Alcock and three Queen’s College sixth-formers, Kate Alger- Green, Gemma Bagge, and Kate Phillips, took part in a charity sky-dive with the


Devils parachute display team to raise money for 40 Commando’s charitable funds.


before leaping from army’s Red


They took off from Dunkeswell airfield and climbed to just over 15,000ft


A new view of Queen’s


the aircraft, each of them firmly attached to an instructor. “We had about 45 seconds of free fall before the parachute opened,” said Mr Alcock, who had never jumped before. “The first few seconds were a bit disorientating with us tumbling over, but once we’d flattened out and begun to


were fantastic views across the Blackdowns and over Taunton. “It was incredibly exhilarating and I’d do it again like a shot.”


KELLY College, founded by Admiral Kelly in 1877, is proud of its 130 years of service to the Royal Navy. Kelly is situated in the beautiful south-west of England and offers a co-educational full and weekly boarding, and day education for pupils aged 11–18. It is a school of 360 pupils of whom half are


Contact: 01823 340830 or admissions@queenscollege.org.uk Trull Road Taunton TA1 4QS www.queenscollege.org.uk


boarders. The Prep School shares many of the facilities of the senior school including boarding from Year 5.


education with a strong commitment to a whole range of extracurricular activities.


Kelly provides a high-quality, well-balanced glide there Admirable education at Kelly College


hours a day. Kelly enjoys an established reputation for excellent academic results (100 per cent pass rate at A-level, with 67 per cent at grades A*, A & B in 2010) and for its cultural and sporting achievements. For further information about the college’s


bursaries for Service families or to arrange a visit, please contact the registrar, Candace Greensted, on 01822 813100, 01822 612050 (fax) or admissions@ kellycollege.com. Find out more at www.kellycollege.com.


The staff are fully involved seven days a week, 24


will have raised almost £4,000 from friends and well-wishers sponsoring the jump.


Royal Marines Charitable Trust Fund with a cheque when 40 Commando returned to Norton Camp.


Queen’s pupil. was seriously injured by an IED explosion in Afghanistan during the summer months.


Capt Jon White RM, a former The school presented the


The four Queen’s sky-divers


WELBECK – THE DEFENCE SIXTH FORM COLLEGE


IT’S PRECISELY WHAT YOU’LL NEED TO SUCCEED AS AN ENGINEER


Our purpose-built site at Loughborough is one of the UK’s top sixth form colleges. Studying here can lead to securing a top university place and an exceptional career with the Royal Navy, Army, Royal Air Force or the Ministry of Defence Civil Service.


ONE OF THE UK’S TOP PERFORMING SIXTH FORM COLLEGES


100% PASS RATE AT A-LEVEL FOR THE PAST FIVE YEARS


TUITION PAID FOR BY THE MINISTRY OF DEFENCE


STATE-OF-THE-ART FACILITIES EN-SUITE ACCOMMODATION


MILITARY AND LEADERSHIP TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES UNIQUE TO THE COLLEGE


ANNUAL UNDERGRADUATE BURSARY WORTH £4000 POST-WELBECK


If you’d like a prospectus visit: www.dsfc.ac.uk or call 0845 600 1483 quoting reference: NN1210


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