We welcome students into our Sixth Form who are committed to their studies and want to achieve. Our personalised, yet traditional, curriculum ensures that students are challenged and engaged. We have high expectations of our students and as a result achievement is high.
At our academy we have created a culture of success through having a clear vision and being an academy which is values driven and outcome focused. Teachers teach with skill and rigour where staff and students enjoy working together. We want all of our community to subscribe to our values as we know that having a common set of values unites and brings people together to work towards a common goal. Our values are important because they demonstrate our commitment to aspiration, positivity, responsibility and achievement in our daily actions and interactions.
In our Sixth Form students can follow A’ Level, Level 3 BTEC Awards and Level 2 BTEC Technical Awards. In Summer 2017, across the vocational and A’ Level subjects, two-thirds of entries (64%) were graded at the higher levels of A* to C, and almost every entry (98%) achieved a pass. Every single student who applied to university (61% of the Year 13 cohort) achieved the grades they needed to officially secure their place. The average A’ Level grade has improved and the average Applied General grade has improved to a Distinction+. The average points score also increased for both academic and vocational subjects.
We provide additional opportunities and guidance for our Sixth Form students, ranging from work experience placements and residential experiences for our Year 12 students, to providing support in completing UCAS applications. We have strengthened our links with industry and businesses, in particular Rolls Royce, KPMG, PWC and Jaguar Land Rover. This has enhanced the opportunities available for students wishing to gain employment or who wish to access higher level opportunities.
In addition to this we are the only secondary school in the Black Country to hold FA Centre status. Students who attend the Football Academy will combine guided learning hours in the Football Academy alongside their Sixth Form subjects. There is also the opportunity for students to stay on in Year 14 to follow our Apprenticeship Programme or to take advantage of the links we have with football coaching camps in the USA and with the University of Worcester to access higher education.
We have much to offer here at Ormiston Shelfield Community Academy. Our mission is simple; we aim to raise achievement, remove barriers to learning and most importantly open doors for our young students to allow them to have the life choices and chances they deserve.
Students at our Sixth Form are confident, respectful, responsible and successful and make us proud on a daily basis – we look forward to you joining us.
Ofsted May 2015
“Leadership and teaching are good in the sixth form”
“Sixth form provision provides more opportunities for them to go on to university, college or training”
“The positive and supportive climate for learning and study in the sixth form helps students to settle quickly and persevere with their ambitions”
“Students take an active part in the academy, acting as prefects and role models to younger students. This gives them a good opportunity to develop leadership and mentoring skills”
“Thorough and good quality careers advice, information, guidance and support helps students to make informed choices about the next steps in their career options”