Welcome to Trinity Academy
As you embark on a new phase in your educational journey I would like to welcome you to Trinity Academy Sixth Form.
Through our commitment to developing students both academic and personally I firmly believe that you will leave Trinity Academy as a more knowledgeable, employable and caring young adult ready for the rigors that the world of work or further study. We will equip you with the skills and attributes that you need to contribute to society. The Christian ethos is embedded into all aspects of Academy life and we encourage all of our young people to live by the core values; honourable purpose, humility, compassion, integrity, courage, determination, and accountability.
Trinity Academy has a large Sixth Form, offering a wide range of courses and aiming to be outstanding. To further our commitment to the young people of Doncaster I have invested in a new Sixth Form Centre that has opened in September 2014. It is purely for our Sixth Form students, incorporating a new library, careers centre, dedicated Sixth Form teaching space and also two study areas including 80 personal computers.
Sixth Form at Trinity Academy strikes a balance between the structure and support provided by school and the independence offered to young people in higher education. We understand the amount of effort and commitment A Levels and other Level 3 courses demand so we provide the care, support and guidance students need at this critical stage in their lives.
Our Sixth Formers are recognised as the most senior students in the Academy and their maturity is reflected in certain privileges they receive. In addition to the positions of Head Boy and Head Girl, they are invited to fulfil a number of responsible roles within Academy life, including serving as Senior Prefects, Prefects and House Captains, mentoring younger students and supporting staff at public events. They wear a more business like uniform that is different from younger students’ and Year 13 students have the freedom to spend lunch time off site, unlike the rest of the student body.
At Trinity Academy it is not all work. The Academy has a strong reputation for Duke of Edinburgh Awards, sport, performing arts and creative arts and Sixth Formers are encouraged to continue other interests alongside their academic studies, a balance sought by employers and universities. They have the chance to develop leadership skills through working with the RAF, to take part in team-building activities and to complete charity work in South Africa. The Wednesday afternoon enrichment programme offers students the chance to choose from a diverse range of activities ranging from drama, community service, work placements and Junior Academy support to sporting activities.
Finally, I would like to wish you every success in your studies and I hope to see you in Trinity Academy Sixth Form.
Trinity Academy Sixth Form offers rigorous academic education coupled with engaging and inspiring extra –curricular activities. Our aim is to produce well rounded, highly educated young people ready to progress to the next stage in their future whether this may be university, apprenticeships or employment.
Our highly experienced teaching staff and state of the art facilities allow us to give you a wide choice of academic courses and enable you to choose the best path for you individual talents and capabilities.
Investing In The Future
With the newest facilities opening in the Doncaster area and a fantastic set of A Level and AS Level results, Trinity Academy Sixth Form students are reaping the rewards of continued investment in teaching and learning. Over 79% of the Sixth Form’s Year 13 students have been guaranteed a place at university, with many going on to study at Russell Group Universities such as, University of York, Imperial College London and Bristol University. These places have been secured due to their excellent A Level performance.
Students celebrated a 95% pass rate and 39% of overall grades were grades A*-B. This represents the highest in Trinity Academy Sixth Form history and demonstrates the commitment of the teaching staff to push and develop the young people to achieve their personal best. Notably, there are seven A Level subjects that have been graded as outstanding in terms of value added according to ALPs, these are Applied Business Studies, Applied ICT, Art, Drama, Economics, English Literature and Applied Health and Social Care. A Level English Language and Literature (Combined) have been given the highest grading by ALPs putting the teaching and learning of this subject at Trinity Academy in the top 5% nationally. Trinity Academy Sixth Form is going from strength to strength with the A Level Applied subjects also achieving a 100% pass rate and 50% of those students achieving grades A*-B.
Not only did the Year 13 students celebrate success but also there have been some fantastic results at AS Level. The students have performed well at the top end with 30% of students achieving grade A – B. For the first time since the Sixth Form opened at Trinity Academy the provider value added quality and breadth score awarded by ALPs has reached a grade 2 putting Trinity Academy Sixth Form as outstanding and amongst the top 10% nationally at AS Level.
Mrs G Hirst, Director of Sixth Form said, ‘I would like to pass on my congratulations to all of our students. During my fi rst year of leading the Sixth Form at Trinity Academy it is fantastic to see so many brilliant results. I have seen the hard work and dedication of the staff and students – these are just rewards for those efforts.’
Trinity Academy has state of the art facilities that are the equal to any of those found in any other school or college in the country. In September 2014 we opened a brand new, purpose built Sixth Form Centre which houses two dedicated Study Centres, fully equipped with computers and individualised work spaces, over 100 PCs, a UCAS library and Sixth Form Common Room. Sixth Form students also have access to the facilities in the main part of the Academy building, these include:
- 800 work stations across the Academy
- Permanent internet access and up to date Windows software
- Digital video provision across the network
- Music suites
- Fitness gym with a range of cardio-vascular exercise machines which is free to use for all Trinity Academy Sixth Form students
Both music and drama play an important part in Academy life. Sixth Form students can be as creative as their imaginations will allow with access to the following:
- State of the art recording suite
- Music composition software
- 40 touch sensitive keyboards
- Individual tuition for musical instruments
- Drama and dance studio
The Performing Arts department also presents an exciting programme of events throughout the year including a Sixth Form Academy production, Performing Arts Festival, Summer Gala Concert and Recitals.
Trinity Academy prides itself on the professionalism, experience and knowledge of all of our teaching staff. We have a highly specialised Sixth Form leadership team who is focussed upon each student achieving their full potential; this is supported by the personal tutor team. Each student is placed in a tutor group which meets twice daily. The tutor closely monitors the progress of each student and provides guidance, help and support whenever necessary. This gives you the opportunity to discuss any issues, both academic and personal. Guidance and support is given to those seeking a place at university or college as well as those seeking employment.
Each year guest speakers are invited into the Academy to advise both students and parents about the next step in your education journey. Speakers range from Student Finance, University of Nottingham, University of Oxford and University of Cambridge. We also offer a dedicated evening to parents on the university application process and student finance.
Here at Trinity Academy Sixth Form we have a large alumnus of students who have studied and succeeded at university and we are very proud of their achievements. In 2014, 79% of students who applied to university gained a final place, with a high proportion of those gaining their first choice. Over the last two years students from Trinity Academy have attended universities across the UK including:
- Cambridge University
- University of Sheffield
- York University
- Nottingham University
How to apply
If you want to apply for courses, you will need to contact Trinity Academy directly.