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Sixth form

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Our new joint sixth form brings together the best of Ashington and Bedlington Academy sixth forms. Our vision for our new sixth form is simple – to deliver excellence every day. At sixth form level we work hard to achieve this vision through a rigorous approach to teaching and learning, an exciting and stimulating curriculum offer and dedicated pastoral support. We believe these ingredients provide the very best opportunity for you to fulfil your dreams.

As a student at our sixth form you will have the opportunity to develop a range of skills. You will be encouraged to take advantage of our active citizenship opportunities which include a wide range of activities such as sporting events, school productions, charitable endeavours, and supporting younger students. You will also have the opportunity to participate in the World Challenge (South Africa).

Our sixth form is large enough to offer a rich curriculum, but small enough to ensure all students are known and cared for. We are very proud of our sixth form and the achievements of our students.

I hope you enjoy reading our prospectus and look forward to welcoming you to our school.

Toni Spoors, Executive Headteacher

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Sixth form outcomes

2020 Key Stage 5 (sixth form) results

The government has suspended the performance tables for the academic year 2019-2020. Our school carefully prepared and submitted centre assessed grades for our students in Year 13. This process was rigorous and based on a large body of evidence.

Overall, students made good progress and achieved high standards, building on results from 2019. 

We celebrate the achievements of all of our students and with them every good fortune on their continued journey in education or employment.

2019 Key Stage 5 (sixth form) results

A level progress: +0.21 This is above average

Applied General progress: +0.3 This is above average

In 2019, the progress made in GCSE English and mathematics is not given because there are fewer than five students included.

In 2019, the average grade that students achieved is shown below, separately for A levels, academic and applied general qualifications:

  • The average grade is C for A level and academic qualifications.
  • The average grade is Merit+ for applied general qualifications.

2020 student destinations 

Student destinations from Year 13 in 2020 are shown below:

University - 68% 

Employment - 14% 

Apprenticeship - 11% 

Not in education or training - 7% (2 students)