Abbey Hill Academy Sixth Form
I would like to welcome you to the Abbey Hill Academy Sixth Form.
I am pleased to report that we recently received an Ofsted visit in January 2020 and the judgement remains the same, with Abbey Hill Academy including the Sixth Form continuing to be a good school.
Our students experience a fabulous range of opportunities, supported through outstanding teaching & learning to prepare them for their futures.
“Abbey Hill Academy is a kind and welcoming place. Pupils are safe and happy and enjoy coming to school. Staff know the pupils well. Relationships are positive. Pupils know there are trusted adults who will support them to learn and keep them safe."
"Sixth-form students get precisely the right support to help them to get ready for when they leave school. Knowledgeable staff, impartial careers advice and a work-experience and volunteer programme support students to decide what they want to do when they leave school."
(Ofsted January 2020)
Talented, committed and dedicated staff work extremely hard to ensure that the individual needs of each student are met.
The Sixth Form Building is purpose built and provides a superb learning environment where all students feel safe and happy.
We understand that progress means knowing more and remembering more. Understanding and retention of prior knowledge permits the successful learning of new content.
We believe that the Sixth Form’s Curriculum embeds ‘transferable’ knowledge by employing carefully ‘sequenced’ learning of knowledge and skills.
Our curriculum includes carefully chosen ‘components’ crucial for subsequent learning focusing on the Preparation for Adulthood Outcomes.
We believe that our curriculum is the progression model – progress is made through knowing more and remembering more.
We are not driven by data, the data we collect is a tool in which we measure the impact of the curriculum.
The appropriateness, and the success of a lesson activity depends on how it contributes towards achieving their curricular goals.
The Sixth Form's broad and balanced curriculum helps students to acquire knowledge, understanding and skills that will prepare them for life beyond formal education.
"We learn not for school, but for life"