Why study at GDA6?
The Sixth Form at George Dixon Academy has high standards in all respects. Students study for GCE A levels and Btec level 3 qualifications; most of our students progress to University. Students in the current Year 13 have offers to study at some of the most prestigious universities in the UK, including Manchester, Birmingham, Queen Mary (University of London), Liverpool, Leeds and Goldsmiths. The high level of academic challenge, coupled with strong pastoral support, helps to ensure that students meet and exceed the targets set for them.
The Sixth Form is based in a new, purpose-built block with common room, study area and teaching room. Students are encouraged to develop their independent learning skills through organising additional study sessions outside lessons and many have made excellent progress through this process. The leaders of the Sixth Form seek out additional enrichment opportunities for students to maximise their chances of successfully entering higher education. These opportunities include visits to Universities, work experience and talks from professionals in arrange of fields. Students are also encouraged to explore international opportunities: recent visits include a History visit to Auschwitz and a delegation travelled to Sarajevo in Bosnia to learn about the Muslim genocide.
Whilst we do not currently have any specified 'Open days', the Academy is always open for any students currently in Year 11 at other schools are welcome to visit for a tour of its facilities to discuss their specific post-16 plans with Sixth Form leaders. Please contact the academy on 0121 566 6565 or email. You can find out more about career opportunities here.
If you wish to apply for GDA6, please complete our application form below and return to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. Whilst we do welcome applications from students studying at other schools, we are a relatively small sixth form and a number of our places are taken by students currently in Year 11 at the Academy.
Guidance on the subjects GDA6 offers is below. Admissions to the sixth form are based on the learner profile from Level 2 and the individual subject specific entry requirements being satisfied.
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The 16-19 tuition fund 2021 to 2022 academic year
The Academy has received ring fenced funding to mitigate the further disruption to learning which has arisen from the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The funding will be utilised for small group tuition (maximum group size 6 students) for those individuals who have not yet achieved a grade 4 in mathematics. The students included in the small group tuition, currently on 16-19 study programmes do not have a standard pass in mathematics.
The additional tuition is provided to these identified students, above and beyond the parameters of their normal programme of study already planned for the academic year 2021-2022. All of the students included in the tuition groups receive their re-sit mathematics entitlement, as per the condition of funding, alongside these additional tuition sessions. The tuition will be delivered by a qualified teacher who has the appropriate knowledge, skills and experience but who also understand the needs of the individuals and the rationale for their inclusion in the programme.