Welcome to Akeley Wood Senior School
The Sixth Form curriculum at Akeley Wood is built around examination courses which lead to a General Certificate in Education at Advanced Level (A level). A Levels are based on four/six units of approximately equal size. Two/Three of these make up an Advanced Subsidiary (AS) course, representing the first half of an Advanced level course of study. The other two/three are known as A2, representing the second half of the A Level course. The AS qualification is designed to support progression from GCSE to A level. Students who do not continue with a subject beyond the Lower Sixth can have their attainment to that stage recognised and a grade awarded. They can also use AS courses to broaden or enhance their A level studies.
In addition to their A Level studies, Sixth Formers have a structured tutorial and lecture programme, take part in one session of Physical Education each week and an allocation of private study. Also Study Support lessons are offered, sometimes instead of an A level option.
There are great strengths in the Sixth Form at Akeley Wood School. Pupils benefit immensely from the cooperative nature of their rapport with staff whom they know and trust. Our A Level results show that excellent teaching in small classes is helping them to achieve their full potential, add significant value to their performance, and graduate to the top universities.
Using these strengths as a foundation, the Akeley Wood Sixth Form has become a vibrant centre of excellence where pupils’ interests, efforts and talents are nurtured to the full. There is a wide range of A Level courses, detailed in the course booklet, and we seek to offer a broad education outside of the classroom too. To this end, the academic diet is supplemented with a regular programme of guest lecturers, speaking on a whole range of different topics that spark pupils’ imaginations and go well beyond the confines of the examination syllabi. Moreover, education in the Sixth Form is brought beyond the physical boundaries of the School, not only with visits relevant to particular subjects, but also so that students can learn more about our rich, cultural heritage and better understand the systems of law, government, finance and industry which underpin the country.
How to apply
If you want to apply for courses, you will need to contact Akeley Wood Senior School directly.