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.
Any students currently in Year 11 at other schools are welcome to visit the Academy for a tour of its facilities and 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.
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16-19 Tuition Fund Statement of Intent
The Academy has received ring fenced ‘one-off’ funding to mitigate the disruption to learning which has arisen from coronavirus (COVID-19). The funding will be utilised for small group tuition for those individual students who have not yet achieved a grade 4 in either mathematics or English. The students included in the small group tuition, currently on 16-19 study programmes, have been prioritised following a thorough ‘needs analysis’.
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 2020-2021. The tuition will be delivered by qualified teachers who have the appropriate knowledge, skills and experience who also understand the needs of the individuals and the rationale for their inclusion in the programme.