A foreword from our Acting Principal
Dear Parents / Carers
Over the coming months you will be supporting your children as they consider the next stage of their education. You will be hoping that your child achieves a solid foundation for the next step toward their path of further education, university or chosen career. A wide range of personal and academic skills, recognised by employers and universities, will be the strong foundation needed by all young people, to adapt to the flexibility of a rapidly changing world.
The Sixth Form at Sutton Community Academy provides a wide range of courses. We have a proven, and continually improving, track record for the success of our students both in gaining academic success and gaining places at university and employment. Combined with this wide range of AS, A and Vocational courses we have a very broad and challenging enrichment programme for our Sixth Form which includes: Key Skills for future study and employment, EPQ and Finance courses, Personal, Social and Health Education, Community action and Enterprise business opportunities and a sports and recreation facility. Students will also have the opportunity to further develop their character by involving themselves with The Edge as well as our efforts as a WE School.
We know students very well, and because of this we can guide them onto courses which suit their needs and offer them the best chance of success. We are also accepting more students from other schools within the local area due to our continued growing reputation within the community and nationally.
We want students who are well-organised, adaptable, hard-working, good team workers and who can think for themselves and communicate well with others.
The Sixth Form at Sutton Community Academy is very well placed to offer what students need. We are pleased that this was recognised by the Ofsted inspection in November 2016 as good. “The teaching and support students receive enable them to achieve well so they are well prepared for their next stage of life”
The report also confirmed that “Achievement in the sixth form is good. In 2016, students’ progress across most subjects improved and was close to the national average in both academic and vocational courses”
This year with the continuing improvements we are expecting results to be above national average.
The Sixth Form is growing every year and students are leaving having successfully gained places in universities and employment. However, we are not complacent about student success, and will be continuing to work hard to get the full potential from all our students. We continue to strive for the very best. Please do not hesitate to contact the Head of Sixth Form, Paul Briscoe, if you have any queries.
May I wish you and your sons and daughters all the best for the next phase of their education.