THE new head of Blackburn Sixth Form says he is looking forward to welcoming students to the centre in the coming year.

Asif Khan will officially begin his role in May and will lead the £1m redeveloped centre due to open in September.  The college says the new, dedicated A-Level study centre will have ‘an enhanced tutorial model, work experience weeks linking in with major employers and support for parents’. 

The Sixth Form centre will also have direct progression routes to Russell Group Universities, aiming to get students prepared for the Oxford University, Cambridge University, Durham University and more.

An enhanced High Achievers’ Programme will be in place for those preparing for progression to a top University and two-year Scholarships of £1,000 will be available for those with top GCSE grades.

Asif said: “I am excited to head up Blackburn’s newest Sixth Form and looking forward to helping bring a completely dedicated A-Level study centre to the Blackburn College campus.”

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Existing Sixth Form - set to be re-developed

Dr Fazal Dad, Principal and Chief Executive at Blackburn College, said: “Asif’s appointment highlights our determination to be a Further Education leader in Lancashire for A-Levels.”

“We are pleased that he will be helping to lead the expansion of our A-Level delivery and his ideas will be key in shaping the future of Blackburn Sixth Form. 

“The exciting development of Blackburn Sixth Form will transform A-Level and Academic Studies in Blackburn and give A-Level students a truly dedicated academic Sixth Form study experience.