We place high expectations on our talented sixth formers, 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. All applicants are expected to achieve a minimum of five A* to C grades at GCSE, including maths and English, with at least a grade B in the subjects they wish to study at A-level.
Mirroring the outstanding diversity of subjects taught in the rest of the school, we offer a broad curriculum in the Sixth Form. Our 25 A-Level options include: art, biology, business studies, chemistry, design and technology, drama, economics, English, French, geography, history, IT, maths and further maths, media, music, music technology, philosophy and ethics, physics, psychology, politics, Spanish and textiles.
We offer enviably small class sizes, often as low as four or less in some subjects, 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 wellbeing 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.