Sixth Form Life
Hayesbrook Academy is a fast-paced and exciting place to study; the teachers are excellent, the students are friendly, and you can develop personally as well as academically. The Sixth Form aims to provide all students with the experience, skills and qualifications needed for the university or career of their choice.
We think it is important to recognise that post-16 education is a journey, and that every student follows their own individual route or path to reach their particular goal. Throughout their time studying in the Sixth Form, students have access to good class sizes, excellent pastoral support, a broad programme of study and comprehensive university and employment advice and guidance.
In 2019 73% of all grades were A*-C and an impressive 38% of grades were A*, A or B. This includes the achievement of those studying applied and technical qualifications where 97% of grades were Distinction/Distinction* or Merit and the average grading Distinction+.
In 2020, 100% of our students passed their A Level qualifications and the average grade achieved was C+. The average grade of those studying applied and technical qualifications was a distinction. This is a highly commendable achievement with results on a four-year rise.
Sixth Form Facilities
Hayesbrook’s Sixth Form will provide an environment where students can achieve their best and where students can learn about responsibility. The Sixth Form Study Area is a space reserved solely for the use of Sixth Form students. The area is equipped with PCs and there are no timetabled lessons in this space, so it is available when you need it. The Sixth Form social space is another area completely reserved for you to use. This is a bright, modern space with modular seating, sofas and a kitchen area. There is also a food hub outside the building and the Sixth Form students can order food or drinks from both the canteen and the café.
Many of the other excellent facilities you will access depend on the subjects that you chose to study. If you choose to access a Sports related course you will benefit from the school Gym, sports hall, sports computer classroom and the 3G all weather pitch.
In the Sixth Form you will have the opportunity to really enjoy a very different experience to that of being in Year 11. You will have more freedom to study, independence and the chance to be trusted to manage yourself as an adult. Your teachers will develop a new working relationship with you, with smaller classes that makes learning at Hayesbrook far more personable. You will benefit from in school and home elected study sessions that enable students to have the freedom and responsibility to manage deadlines and complete assignments to that of the highest standard.
Tracking your progress
With extra responsibility it is important not to forget that Sixth Form students need to be supported over the two-year courses to maximise their potential. Across the two-year period students will be closely monitored and staff are able to respond with personal learning checklists and interventions through targeted study sessions if the need arises. You will also have a specialist tutor who you will check in with five times per week to make sure that everything is going to plan.
Beyond the Academic Challenge
As a member of the Hayesbrook Sixth Form you will have the chance to complete work experience and further enrichment opportunities such as the Extended Project, Duke of Edinburgh's Award and FA coaching qualifications. Students in the Hayesbrook Sixth Form also benefit from exceptional cultural and educational opportunities to broaden the mind and examples of visits to oversee environments support this. Current sixth form students have visited Thailand, Cern, Berlin and Iceland as part of the opportunities associated with their academic A level courses or World Challenge expedition.
Our curriculum offer enhances students’ personal and interpersonal development, with an emphasis on experiential learning. We encourage our students to be individuals and to take responsibility for their own choices as well as teaching them tolerance and respect towards others. We develop our students to be citizens of the world: To be active, compassionate, lifelong learners and to develop the confidence to know and understand their own worth and purpose.