About OAN Sixth Form

Welcome to the Sixth Form at Outwood Academy Newbold.

Our individualised support, care and guidance ensures our learners progress onto their chosen destinations whether they be university, apprenticeship, college or employment. Putting “Students First” is at the heart of everything we do. We therefore focus on supporting our students in their academic studies and developing them as individuals so they have the appeal that universities and employers desire.

Developing student’s curriculum vitaes or UCAS statements is a key priority and from Year 12 we offer many opportunities to broaden students’ experiences. For example, many students as part of the enrichment programme, have the opportunity to undertake work experience as part of their course in local primary schools, the wider community and within the Academy itself. We utilise ‘Unifrog’, an exceptional platform to support university and non-university options.

Sixth Form students are the senior students within the Academy and are expected to act as effective role models to all younger students. They have additional rights and responsibilities that reflects their status. We challenge our Sixth Form students academically and we expect our students to rise to these challenges, meet our high expectations and uphold our Academy values.

As an inclusive Sixth Form provider, we believe we have a curriculum that suits the needs of our learners.

We very much look forward to joining you in the most crucial time of your education. Should you have any questions regarding our Sixth Form provision or you would like to arrange a visit to view our facilities then please do not hesitate to contact us at the Academy.

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We are keen that all Sixth Form students study a range of academic subjects and have experience of enrichment opportunities that develop their maturity, confidence, communication and social skills.

Independent study forms part of the student’s contract upon joining our Sixth Form. We recognise that students are entering one of the most intensive times of their educational life, the move from GCSE to A Level is challenging and our class sizes and high teacher/student ratios are designed to support this transition.

To support students in the transition from GCSE to A Level, we have a comprehensive induction programme to Sixth Form life. Students have access to a guidance tutor and a VMG tutor from the Sixth Form team which encompasses the Assistant Principal responsible for Sixth Form, the Sixth Form Learning Manager, their Guidance Tutor and subject teachers.

The wider package of resources at Newbold plays an important part in developing independent learners. We have a reading room with access to computers and iPads for use in our common room, as well as a fully resourced Careers and Reference Library.

Enrichment Opportunities

At Outwood Academy Newbold we actively encourage all Sixth Form students to take part in one or more of the many enrichment opportunities on offer.

Work experience

This can be arranged and is bespoke to the student. We work with a variety of training providers, who can support us in providing sector specific work experience where necessary.

Student Voice Ambassadors and Student Union

Student Voice is an integral part of everything that occurs within the Academy. We want to hear the views of students and the Sixth Form students are in particular at the forefront of this. We offer the opportunity for students to engage in a number of leadership roles.

Charity Fundraising

All our Sixth Form Students are encouraged to actively contribute in creative ways to raising funds for our chosen charity (which is decided each year by a vote). We welcome other fundraising ideas for other causes and all are considered for support.

Sixth Form Prom

The prom is organized by a committee of current Year 13 students and never fails to provide a high point to the end of year celebrations. All Sixth Form students, from years 12 and 13 are invited to attend.

Please download the prospectus on the Sixth Form Admissions page for further information, or contact Mrs Thompson at the Academy.

OAN Sixth Form – A Community of Excellence

Our Sixth Form at Outwood Academy Newbold is a very special community where ‘Forward Thinking’ students are encouraged to ensure academic success and personal development. Every student enjoys a personalised and tailored experience which gives them the skills and experiences needed to thrive after Sixth Form. We expect that all of our Sixth Form students embrace our ‘Forward Thinking’ approach.

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On a personal note…

It is with great pride and genuine pleasure I welcome you to our Sixth Form; ours is an environment with high expectations complemented by our strong return of support and teaching.

Clare Schulze
Assistant Principal with responsibility for Sixth Form.