Sixth Form

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In September 2014 we will be making changes to the Millbrook Academy Sixth Form dress code. The dress code will be:

  • Formal black trousers or knee length skirt (no black jeans or mini skirts)
  • Pale blue shirt or blouse
  • Navy tie
  • Black v neck jumper (no cardigans)
  • Black shoes (no boots)
  • One small earing per ear - No other piercings will be allowed
  • No extreme hair cuts or colours

The dress code is still in the consultation period so there may be minor changes to the uniform.


We have a hard working culture in the Sixth Form at Millbrook Academy and we provide a variety of pathways to suit individual needs. If you are joining Millbrook Academy for your Post 16 education you will be welcomed into a supportive, friendly and successful community.

We can help you to nurture the skills needed both at university and in the workplace. If you are serious about your future, you should consider the options available at Millbrook Academy.

Please contact Mr Cuke on 01452 863372 email dcuke@millbrookacademy.org if you would like to look around our Post 16 Centre.


Why should I join Millbrook Academy Sixth Form?

Whether you are an existing student or a newcomer to Millbrook Academy Sixth Form, we are confident that we can provide an enjoyable and fulfilling education experience. Millbrook Academy Sixth Form is a small and supportive learning environment which prides itself on its personal approach to Key Stage 5 education.

We work hard to offer our students a wide range of academic, vocational and enrichment activities.

We aim to encourage our students to become fully rounded, confident individuals and we challenge them to develop leadership, teamwork and other personal qualities through opportunities on offer.

In addition to seeking academic success we give our students the opportunity to develop the skills required to compete in this changing world and to have the confidence and resilience to succeed at the highest level whether they choose to continue into Higher Education at university or employment.

Our goal is that all of our students should not only achieve to the best of their ability, but also enjoy their time at Millbrook Academy Sixth Form so that they leave here with good academic results and happy memories.


Facilities

The Sixth Form Centre is an excellent resource with study areas, ICT facilities and comfortable common areas. Our state of the art £3.5million new science block will transform our school and provide a ‘super lab’, modern, well equipped science classrooms and dedicated vocational teaching rooms for courses such as hairdressing and construction.

In addition to this we have a sports centre on site with a fully equipped gym, swimming pool, tennis courts and a new all weather sports pitch which are available for anyone to use.


Supportive Place to Learn

In the Sixth Form, students are divided into Year 12 and Year 13 tutor groups. This enables us to target our support specifically. Tutor groups are friendly and supportive, and tutors enjoy being involved with the daily running of the Sixth Form

Academic progress is carefully monitored and from the beginning of Year 12 progress will be tracked, through regular reviews and departmental trackers, enabling everyone involved in our student’s education to follow their progress closely, ensuring that any issues are identified and supported early. Targets are set at the beginning of Year 12. These targets are both realistic and ambitious, ensuring that students aspire to reach the highest possible standards.

Achievements are celebrated weekly, on Celebration Fridays, and termly, using the Sixth Form achievements tracker.

Our Sixth Form students are encouraged to take greater control of their learning and our students are encouraged to work independently. We strongly believe in our Sixth Formers’ abilities to exercise a bit more responsibility and to recognise that they are can achieve their full potential.

We offer a range of high quality advice and guidance to help students choose the most suitable learning options. If students aspire to go to university we will help them achieve their very best.

Teaching is geared to the students needs so each student can reach their full potential. We offer a range of subjects, at both GCE AS/A2 and Level 3 BTEC. Students will be able to take a combination of GCE and BTEC subjects, depending on thier interests, strengths and plans for the future. In 2011, 100% of students passed 100% of courses at both GCE and BTEC. Subject staff are well qualified and experienced in teaching Key Stage 5 students and we pride ourselves on the positive relationships staff form with students in the Sixth Form.


Pastoral

The dedicated and understanding staff are available to offer guidance and support the students journey through sixth form. Their door is always open to discuss any issues students may have with work, careers, interviews, study or personal problems.


Joining our Sixth Form / Admissions

We expect all students who join Millbrook Academy Sixth Form to show that they are committed to learning and to their studies. We expect our Sixth Form students to follow a number of expectations, including dress code, maintaining a high level of attendance and standard of behaviour appropriate for a role model within the school.

We also hope our Sixth Formers will take on a more important role within the School community, either as a Senior Prefect, a College Sports Captain, a Director of Student Voice, or a member of Vision, the school’s anti-bullying committee. Sixth Form students also act as mentors and student Teaching Assistants within lessons, and are valuable members of our school community. Our Head Students, usually chosen from Year 13, lead the Prefects and oversee Sixth Form student involvement. The enthusiasm with which our Sixth Formers embrace these opportunities and responsibilities demonstrates our success in shaping confident and enquiring young adults.


Choosing Courses

Several things should be taken into account when choosing the courses that you are going to study in the Sixth Form:

  • You should choose subjects you enjoy and in which you are interested.
  • If you have some idea of future career aspirations, you should choose subjects that are necessary to follow that path. 
  • Choose subjects that you are good at. You should choose subjects in which you think you will be successful.
  • Think about the assessment methods of the different types of qualifications. If you find examinations difficult, you should choose consider taking courses in which a proportion of the assessment is by coursework.
  • Research into the courses that are on offer. Speak to members of staff or contact the school to find out more information. Speak to other students who have taken the subjects.

Both Sixth Form staff and subject teachers are happy to provide advice and support to students in making appropriate choice of courses.

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