Outcomes Focused, Child Centred
Northern Education Trust

Outcomes Focused, Child Centred
Northern Education Trust

Sixth Form

Thorp Academy Sixth Form has a well established history of academy success and a reputation for excellence in Outer West. Below is a presentation that highlights the exciting opportunities Thorp Sixth Form has to offer.

16-19 Study Programme

Every student considering studying at Thorp 6th Form will have a one-to-one meeting with a member of the 6th Form team to discuss their post-16 options. Subjects are blocked to ensure a ‘best-fit’after students have made their choices.

Each student will be supported in their choices, ensuring they have a structured and challenging learning programme that supports their progression in line with their career plans.

Students can take a purely A Level pathway, a purely applied or vocational pathway or a mix of both.

Students who have not achieved a grade 4 at GCSE English or Maths will be enrolled onto the relevant GCSE course to re-sit the subject. They will have timetabled English and/or Maths lessons and will sit mock exams throughout the academic year.

All of our year 12 students complete one week of work experience during the summer term. This is invaluable experience and gives students the opportunity to develop career choices and develop their skills in a real working environment.

Our students are expected to complete 20 hours of volunteering during year 12. Many of our students exceed this amount, with some going on to achieve more than 100 hours by the end of year 13.

Our enrichment programme allows students to develop their character and skills. Students can take a Sports Leaders qualification or train to be a Youth Link Mentor. Our senior students organise charitable events in school and support younger students on Student Voice committees. Our Anti Bullying Ambassadors are all trained through the Diana Trust and have trained staff and students within school. Students can volunteer as peer mentors with younger students within a subject of their choice.

We have an experienced careers adviser who offers post-16 progression advice from year 12. Students will have a number of 1:1 meetings, assemblies and tutorials on their options beyond 6th form. We actively encourage students to attend University and Apprenticeship open days and welcome many visitors to the school to talk to students on these areas.

Year 11 Transition

Please find below transition work for each subject (keep checking back if a subject doesn’t appear initially). This work must be completed over the summer for the subjects you intend to study in 6th form and should be brought to school for your first lesson in the subject in September:


Thorp Academy is a member of the Northern Education Trust.
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