Stretch

Stretch gives scholars the chance to choose an area of study they would like to investigate further. Scholars work independently under the supervision of a teacher to research and produce a presentation on their area of study. We hold Stretch finals to showcase the best Stretch presentations and we actively encourage parents / carers to attend these events.  Stretch finals are judged by external judges.    

Y10 Stretch finals are slightly different.  As part of our mission to ensure that scholars go on to study at a top University or a real alternative, Y10 finals take the form of an academic conference.  Scholars listen to presentations over a conference-style lunch, engage in table discussions and hear a keynote speech from a high-profile judge, including in the past, the Lord Mayor of Bradford.  

Other Stretch judges to take part and share their expertise include: Mat Latawiec (IT Global Service Desk Manager, Burberry), Judy Collinson (Chief Merchandising Officer, Burberry) Meg Zalewski (Vice President of Product Planning, Burberry), Samantha Attwood (Educational Psychologist), Neil Steeley (HR Manager, XPO Logisitics), Marica Shelbourne (Schools and Colleges Liaison Officer, Huddersfield University), R Spry (Inventory Team Manager, XPO Logistics), Emma Williams (HR Advisor, XPO Logisitcs), Jacqui Ambler (Governor) and H Ismail (Research Fellow, Bradford University).

Ready to Succeed?

Join Our Team View Our Impact

If you need to get in touch with us, please use our contact page.

Latest Tweets

Twitter

Students with enrolment appoints for the Sixth Form from DCA, DKA, DMA and DTA. On Thursday when you collect your GCSE results there will also be a letter informing you if your Sixth Form enrolment is on Thursday or Friday. All other schools- you have already been sent your slot. https://t.co/PvzHyMvPGN
12:39pm 17.08.2019

Twitter
Twitter

Really pleased with our A Level results and delighted that so many of our scholars have confirmed their next steps in education, employment and training. I am equally as pleased with the young adults you have become throughout your time at Dixons - well done Class of 2019.
4:38pm 16.08.2019

Twitter
Twitter

Congratulations to the Class of 2019. I’m very proud of every single one of you. You have truly embodied what it means to lead the way at DMA. I wish you all the best of luck in your next steps, which ranges from apprenticeships to Oxford University!
12:07am 16.08.2019

Twitter

Congratulations to students on their fantastic A Level results today. McMillan's scholars, who only study A Level qualifications secured a value added score significantly above the national average at 0.41. This is a wonderful achievement - well done! #BDResults https://t.co/mkBzfWA0uL
10:06am 15.08.2019