Graduating Year 13 students from the Global Academy – a unique school and Sixth Form in West London that prepares young people for a career in the broadcast and media industry – are celebrating recording breaking exam results and getting set to begin their careers at leading media employers including Global, News UK, BBC, Envy Post Production, Bloomberg, IMG Studios, The Royal Opera House, Trip Advisor, Fuse Sport and Entertainment and The Fellas Studios.
Fifteen students are continuing their studies with Global Academy’s groundbreaking post 18 course where students work closely with broadcast industry professionals across nine months to achieve a Level 4 Professional Diploma in Creative Enterprise and complete a creative industry focused business incubator development programme.
Twelve graduating students will also be joining Global, the media & entertainment group in apprenticeship, contract and freelance roles that span radio programming, digital, video, sound design, engineering, marketing and events.
Jonty Archibald, Principal at Global Academy said:
I couldn’t be prouder of our students! It’s fantastic to see their hard work, passion and skill recognised with job offers from some of the UK’s top media and creative companies. We have no doubt that their energy and talent will bring something truly special to these companies.
Having worked closely with industry partners has also positively impacted our sixth form results with 47% of students receiving top Distinction grade – equivalent to 3 A*s at A level (168 UCAS points) for their UAL qualification versus the national average of 15% for the UAL creative qualification.
I’m also excited to see many students join leading creative higher education institutions and programmes including our own creative entrepreneurship course to support those wanting to become freelancers.
As well as landing employment and apprenticeships – students have also secured university places at leading creative institutions including the London College of Communication, Royal Holloway, The Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts, Goldsmiths University, Escape Studios and Ravensbourne University London.