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Welcome to Leeds East Academy

The Sixth Form was judged to be Good with Outstanding features in the last two Ofsted inspections.

The Sixth Form at Leeds East Academy provides a unique learning environment.  We have the expertise and experience of being able to prepare young people to progress to higher education and to enter the world of work. 

We enjoy extremely good relationships with both Leeds University and Leeds Metropolitan University which allows our students to apply for various schemes run by the universities as well as preparing students for university life. 

We have been working with our partnership school Leeds West Academy and we will be offering the A level courses at Leeds West Academy. The school will provide transport to take Leeds East students to Leeds West everyday if they do decide to study there. For further information please contact Mrs S Abed on 01132731964

The Sixth Form has a very comfortable common room available for the sole use of the Sixth Form in the new purpose built building.  There is also a Sixth Form study room with IT facilities for students to use at all times. 

The Sixth Form work in the local community in Seacroft and there are plenty of opportunities for voluntary work and community service. 

About us

"Students are encouraged to have a 'can do' attitude.  Consequently, they work hard and most achieve well".  Ofsted 2009.  The Sixth Form at Leeds East Academy has been judged by two consecutive Ofsted reports to be Good with Outstanding features.  We have the expertise and experience of being able to prepare young people to progress to higher education and to enter the world of work.  We offer individual support and pastoral guidance and both the 2008 and 2009 Ofsted reports highlighted this as a great strength. In a recent survey of all sixth form students over 95% of students said that the sixth form is a caring environment.
“Everyone is helpful and always there when needed.”
(Year 14 Level 3 vocational student 2008)
The Sixth Form is open to all students.  

We offer courses in Art and Design, Fashion and Clothing, Graphics, Health and Social care, Child Care, Physical Education (P.E), Performing Arts and Functional Skills in Level 2 and 3.  

Each course has its own requirements and you will be able to discuss your suitability for the courses you want to study at your personal interview.

We know our students exceptionally well and this one to one advice and support is appreciated by all our students. 100% of all Sixth Form students stated that they were either very happy or satisfied with the support that they received in lessons. This continues right through to choosing university courses, help with applications and making sure that every student receives the best advice about progression from Sixth Form as possible.
"Students are effectively guided and encouraged to be indpendent learners, so they develop the higher order skills required for advanced study".   Ofsted 2008
“I gained lots of advice about Universities and feel that this has helped me make good choices.”
(Year 13 A Level student 2008)
We have built up extremely good relationships with both Leeds University and Leeds Metropolitan University.   All AS Level and Level 3 vocational students study the Progression Module in association with Leeds Metropolitan University. This is a course that prepares students for University life as well as giving students a qualification that will help them to attain a university place. Many Year 12 students have been accepted on a scheme run by Leeds University called “Reach for Excellence”. This giving students the necessary skills and confidence to be able to apply for the best University courses. A number of Year 13 students are also applying through Access Leeds to Leeds University courses and are being very successful. The Sixth Form benefits from visits from academics from Leeds University to give talks, workshops and sessions on study skills to students.
We are the only school in Leeds to have been chosen for Realising Opportunities.  This is a scheme run by the 12 leading universities in England and designed to encourage students to apply to them.
"We have been offered great guidance, everything was understood clearly."
(Year 13 A level student 2008)
The Sixth Form has also built up extremely good relationships with the local community in Seacroft and there are plenty of opportunities for voluntary work and community service.

Facilities available

The Sixth Form enjoys the facilities of the main school. Teaching takes place throughout the whole school.
There is a very comfortable common room available for the sole use of the Sixth Form where students are free to relax and socialise with other students. There is also a Sixth Form study room with IT facilities for students to use at all times.  Students can also use the school library. This is a very large and modern space that has computer access and desks to work at.
“There is always a chance to get involved.”
(Year 14 Level 3 Vocational student)
There are opportunities for students to take part in a large number of activities and events.
Voluntary Work:
Students can get involved with a number of community schemes such as theNorth Seacroft Good Neighbour Scheme. Students take part in an annual Tea Dance, collect money, shop and then deliver Christmas hampers for the elderly in the local area. A number of students have taken an active role in Millennium Volunteers and the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme.
Many students volunteer as mentors to year 11 students as well as work as teaching assistants and library volunteers.
"Students contribute well to the local community and speak proudly of their work for local charities".  Ofsted 2008
Extra Qualifications:
Every A Level and Level 3 Vocational student studies for the Progression Module. This is provided by Leeds Metropolitan University and forms a useful foundation and preparation for going onto University. It is also worth a very valuable 30 UCAS points for various local universities. There is a very prestigious certificate ceremony at the University for all those who successfully completed the course.
Students have been awarded Duke of Edinburgh Bronze, Silver and Gold Awards.
Careers Talks:
Sixth Form is about discovering who you are and what you want to be in the future. Career talks help you to meet with a successful person from different careers and discover how you too can do that job. Career talks have included working in television, teaching and the legal profession.
Sixth Form Entertainment: 
Every Christmas the Sixth form write, direct, produce and perform a show for the whole of the school. It is a combination of sketches, songs and dances with a theme running through it. It is a tradition that goes back a long time and it is very entertaining for all those involved.
“Teachers are always encouraging people to contribute in lessons and extra activities, e.g the Entertainment.”
(Year 13 A Level student)
Trips and Visits:
There are a number of Sixth Form visits organised through different subjects and the Sixth Form as a whole. Examples would be a trip to the Houses of Parliament with Politics, plays with English, visits to the Law Courts with Sociology, galleries with Art, the Clothes Show with Textiles, the theatre with Drama.  Vocational groups make lots of visits as part of their course such as St James Hospital. There are also end of year visits to Alton Towers and other attractions. Many subjects take part in revision days, conferences and taster days at Universities.  We also have an annual revision retreat to Whitby for Year 13 students.
The sixth form organises through it's Business course a number of enterprise events and take part in business initiatives.
"Students speak highly of their time in the sixth form and their enjoyment is obvious".
School Events:
Each year the Level 2 Health and Social Care group organise a Healthy Eating Fair for Year 7. The Level 3 Health and Social Care group organise a Complementary Health Taster Day for the school.   The whole of the Sixth Form take part in a annual Tea Dance for the elderly of the local community.
“There is a great atmosphere and everyone gets along. It is easy to take part.”
(Year 13 A Level Student)


Learner success

Most A level students progress onto university courses.
A high percentage of Level 3 Vocational students also went on to study courses at university. 

In 2011 our students have progressed to study medicine, law, biomedical sciences, biological sciences, biology, nursing, history, english and writing, religious studies, accounting and finance, fashion and clothing, social work, counselling, psychology, criminology, PE and Teaching.

In 2011 and 2012 our students have successfully gained places to study medicine.

We have a 100% success rate in getting students to study medicine.

 Many students who study level 2 course go onto study level 3 vocational and a number of pre-vocational students also move onto level 2 vocational courses. Other students leave at the end of the courses to study for further qualifications at colleges of further education or gain successful employment.

In 2008 a student won the Yorkshire Young Achievers Award for achievement in education.  She was nominated by Leeds University.
Leeds East Academy enables students to reach their true potential. In doing so, it transforms the lives of the students concerned.
"Much has been done with partners, such as local universities, to unlock potential so that a significant number of students are becoming the first in their families to find their way to high education".   Ofsted 2008.
We have been selected to be one of only 12 schools in the country to take part in Realising Opportunities.  This is run by the top universities in the country and is designed to attract students to apply for them.  "Realising Opportunities provides students with an e-mentor who guides me to getting on the right path to go to university.  This has helped to focus on what I need to do"  Realising Opportunities student.

How to apply

If you want to apply for courses, you will need to contact Leeds East Academy directly.

Last updated date: 09 October 2018
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