Welcome to Danum Academy
Welcome to the on-line prospectus for Danum School Sixth Form. Danum's Sixth Form of approximately 450 students is unique amongst Doncaster schools in that almost two thirds of these students have chosen to come to us from other schools in the area. We deliver A Level subjects in over 30 subjects, and have a reputation for academic success as well as a friendly supportive environment. Our success is built on our experience of running a high quality sixth form for many years.
Ofsted Report in 2011 graded Danum Sixth Form as 'good' in all aspects. This is a judgement that we are rightly proud of. Our experience in running a large Sixth Form makes us confident that we can bring out the best in you!
Not only do we produce excellent results consistently, we can also offer an enriching experience that stretches beyond the classroom. In addition, our dedicated team of pastoral tutors know how to keep our students on track throughout the two years. This includes guiding students through the complicated process of applying to Universities - our tutors are trained experts in knowing what is required in writing academic references, as well as helping students in making the right choices and writing effective personal statements. All the details of the courses on offer together with information about our Sixth form in general can be found in our prospectus.
This can be seen on our website - www.danum.org - click on 'Curriculum' and then click on 'Sixth form'. Alternatively you can ask for our traditional prospectus by phoning the school on 01302 831385. If you would like further information, or indeed a tour of the school, please don't hesitate to contact us. Ask for the Head of Sixth Form, Mr Irons or any other member of the Sixth Form management team. Academic excellence coupled with the experience of running an established and successful Sixth Form - this is the reason why so many students have chosen Danum as their Sixth Form!
The size of our Sixth Form makes us the second largest school Sixth Form in South Yorkshire. We believe that as so many of our students come from other schools this makes for a unique experience and a dynamic atmosphere. Students will tell you that our Sixth Form is friendly and supportive and the staff have vast experience in getting the best out of every student.
Ofsted report in 2011 graded Danum Sixth Form as 'good' in all aspects.
The Sixth Form have their own dedicated common room (with canteen, sofas and plasma screen), a study centre fully equipped with IT facilities and specialist resources, and suites of classrooms mainly dedicated to Sixth form teaching. The students also have their own car park.
Our Sixth Form management team consists of the overall Head of Sixth Form, Heads of Year for year 12 and 13 and two dedicated Sixth Form PA's. There is also a team of experienced pastoral tutors. Together we understand that supporting students all the way through the sixth form is vital - from settling in, tracking and reporting on progress at key stages, offering guidance through stressful exam periods, and helping our students through the UCAS application process if they wish to apply to university.
We are proud of many aspects of our sixth form, and that includes our academic achievement. Our points score per exam entry (the key statistic to measure performance) in 2010 was the highest of any Sixth Form in Doncaster. Our value added score has been significantly above average for the past five years.. We have a reputation for academic success with an excellent record of placing students in higher education on a diversity of courses and in both traditional institutions including Oxford and Cambridge and in the newer universities.
How to apply
If you want to apply for courses, you will need to contact Danum Academy directly.