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Poetry by Heart

Poetry by Heart

Four SJR students, Callum Charlson, Eve Rosler, Isabelle Whittle and Racheal Adeyemi participated in this year’s Poetry by Heart recitation competition. The performances were all superb, showing an excellent understanding of a wide range of poems they each selected themselves and really made their own. The eventual winner was Racheal who, along with Isabelle in second place, will now learn another poem and be filmed performing both for submission to the national competition, hoping for a place in the grand final at Shakespeare’s Globe. Following SJR students’ previous achievements: Jess Mason, national champion (2016) and Caner Aydin, national finalist (2020), we are hoping for further success!

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Level 2 entry requirements

If you’re not quite ready to start on a Level 3 Technical course (T Levels) or a Vocational Level 3 course (BTEC) but want to begin on the path to your chosen career, the Transition Programme could be for you.  

Transition Programmes are tailored to prepare students to move onto Technical or Vocational Level 3 study. They will give you the opportunity to improve your English and Maths, your work readiness skills and introduce you to the technical skills and concepts that you will need for future study and employment. 

As part of the Transition Programme you will study a BTEC Level 2 Award in your chosen subject area as well as the BTEC Level 2 Extended Award in Work Skills. You will also have the opportunity to resit GCSE English and/or Maths if you have not yet achieved a grade 4. 

Entry criteria for Transition Programmes is four grade 3s including grade 3s in English Language and Maths GCSE.

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