Here at Weavers Academy, it is our goal that all students who enter the Sixth Form do so from an informed viewpoint, whether studying academic, applied or technical qualifications. Through a careful selection process involving preliminary interviews, the open evening, and a more detailed one-to-one interview schedule, students have a study programme shaped around their attainment to date (based on predicted grades initially, but refined in light of achieved grades before commencing the Sixth Form), education and career goals.
Study programmes include substantial academic qualifications in the form of A-levels (with some AS levels available where applicable) and applied and technical qualifications through BTEC and Cambridge Nationals. We also offer an Extended Project Qualification to all of our students to supplement their studies and show future employers/educational institutions a students’ broader research based skills.
Where students gain entry to Sixth Form without English/maths GCSE graded A*-C, we timetable sessions for them with specialist teachers to complete their qualifications as soon as possible.
Study programmes are focused on progression to the next level of education, whether that is through traineeship, apprenticeship, Higher Education or other employment. We work closely with local providers and also with more national providers such as the NHS, to offer students a comprehensive view on apprenticeships. University visits, outreach visits and careers fair visits completes our programme of information on the next steps.