The Sixth Form Centre at the Stanground Academy is at an exciting new stage of development. The brand new facilities are available exclusively for sixth form students and offer a mixture of ICT and study spaces during lessons as well as relaxing areas for break and lunch times. Since we have moved into our state of the art new build we have extra space to accommodate more students and to expand the range of courses on offer.
We expect our Sixth Form results to be as exceptional as our GCSE results. The post-16 curriculum offers gateways to further and university education, offering a wider accreditation of skills and a broader choice of options.
In the sixth form there are three pathways a pupil could follow: the Preparatory Pathway, the Vocational Pathway or the Academic Pathway. The most able pupils that achieve grades B or above in GCSEs are guided onto the Academic Pathway which mainly contains traditional A-Level courses. However, there is nothing to stop these pupils electing to study other Level 3 vocational qualifications alongside should they wish. Pupils whose grades are mostly GCSE grade C or vocational Merits are guided onto the Vocational Pathway. This contains Level 3 vocational courses that still allow pupils to access further education if they wish. Pupils who do not achieve grade C or above in their GCSEs or Merits in their vocational qualifications are guided onto the Preparatory Pathway where they can take a year to improve their vocational results and retake their English and mathematics GCSEs if necessary. Successful completion of this year would enable these pupils to access the Vocational Pathway the following year.
You can expect great teaching from our excellent staff who are committed to your success. With the range of tutorial support and careers guidance available, you will get the individual advice to help you choose the right career path for you, whether it is for university, training or future employment. We will also keep a careful track of how you are doing, so that if you encounter difficulties in any of your subjects, we can help you to deal with them straight away.