We place high expectations on our sixth form students, in terms of their academic achievement, their contribution school life and in identifying and fulfilling their future prospects.

Around 30% of our Year 12 students are external applicants who come to us for their post-16 studies from other schools. And, while we of course welcome existing Akeley Wood students wishing to continue their education with us beyond Key Stage 4, entry to the Sixth Form is contingent on successful application post-GCSE.

Entry Requirements

  • Mathematics – Grade 5
  • English Language – Grade 5
  • Plus three additional GCSE Grades at A*-C

Should a student not gain a Grade 5 in Mathematics or English, then we look for at lease five additional A*-C Grades to support their entry.

Wherever possible, all students should achieve a minimum of a B Grade or Grade 6 at GCSE when opting for an A Level subject.

We offer a broad curriculum in the Sixth Form with over 20 subject options including:

  • Art
  • Biology
  • Business
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Design and Technology
  • Drama and Theatre Studies
  • Economics
  • English Literature
  • Further Mathematics
  • Geography
  • History
  • Mathematics
  • Media Studies
  • Modern Foreign Languages – French
  • Modern Foreigh Languages – Spanish
  • Music Technology
  • Music
  • Physical Education
  • Photography
  • Physics
  • Politics
  • Psychology
  • Religious Studies
  • Textiles (Fashion and Textiles)

We offer small class sizes, offering students unrivalled teaching, support and supervision that enables them to flourish during an important time both for their education and personal development.

Individual students meet fortnightly with an assigned academic mentor who will support them in ensuring their work ethic is good and their progress is in line with expectation. These catch-ups also offer a forum to discuss their personal well being and address any concerns they may have.

Our flourishing Sixth Form  is proven time and again to turn out academically and creatively successful, resilient and confident young people, ready to embrace their chosen path of university, an apprenticeship or the workplace.