Every student considering studying at The Blyth Academy 6th Form will have a one-to-one meeting the Principal or member of the leadership team to discuss their post-16 options.
Each student will be supported in their choices, ensuring they have a structured and challenging learning programme that supports their progression in line with their career plans.
Students who have not achieved a grade 4 at GCSE English or Maths will be enrolled onto the relevant GCSE course to re-sit the subject. They will have timetabled English and/or Maths lessons and will sit mock exams throughout the academic year.
Subjects within the curriculum are determined by student choices from the following list:
|25 Period Week||Subjects|
|1 X Hours Each||Level 2 Qualifications (If required):
GCSE English Language (Ebacc)
GCSE English Literature (Ebacc)
GCSE Maths (Ebacc)
|5 X Hours Each||Level 3 Qualifications: (for example)
A Level History
A Level Psychology
A Level English Literature
A Level Mathematics
A Level Chemistry
All of our year 12 students complete one week of work experience during the summer term. This is in valuable experience and gives students the opportunity to develop career choices and develop their skills in a real working environment.
Our students are expected to complete 20 hours of volunteering during year 12. The can be completed within the Academy through mentoring, listening to students read or outside in the community.
Our enrichment programme allows students to develop their character and skills. All students in sixth form will be enrolled on the Duke of Edinburgh course. Senior students organise charitable events in school and support younger students on Student Voice committees.
We have an experienced careers adviser who offers post-16 progression advice from year 12. Students will have a number of 1:1 meetings, assemblies and tutorials on their options beyond 6thform. We actively encourage students to attend University and Apprenticeship open days and welcome many visitors to the school to talk to students on these areas.