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Sixth form curriculum

Studying at NE6 is the perfect bridge between study and higher education, specialist training or work. We offer one of the widest range in subjects in the region within a school sixth form setting. This wide range of academic and vocational courses, complemented by our enrichment programme and pastoral support, means each student is offered a personalised experience.

The consistently high standard of teaching means that lessons are always engaging and challenging and we have specific study areas on both sites for sixth form students to make maximum use of their time outside of lessons and we are developing the recreational areas in consultation with our students.

Subjects are taught at one or both sites.

All students are required to study three Level 3 courses and many also complete an enrichment course in either the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ), Community Sports Leaders (CSLA), AS Level Further Mathematics or GCSE resit English and or Mathematics if they have not achieved a minimum of Grade 4 in Year 11.

All compulsory work experience week is also a requirement as is attendance at all post-16 briefings/assemblies and tutor periods.

Students also have timetabled study periods outside their main lessons. During these periods, students work in the sixth form hub, where they are supported by the Hub Manager, or in departmental areas, where they are supported by subject staff.

How we meet the 16-19 study programme requirements 

All sixth form students at NE6 undertake three A level or equivalent vocational qualifications. In addition, all students opt for an enrichment activity, undertake work experience and a range of other activities such has charity fundraising, trips and visits and additional qualifications.