Welcome to Brooke Weston Academy
At Brooke Weston Academy we provide you with the environment to support your individual development over the course of your Post 16 studies.
We work hard to ensure that the transition from Year 11 into the Sixth Form enables you to develop the specific skills you need to achieve your targer grades and broaden your experience.
As a Sixth Form student, you will enjoy more independence in your choice of learning. You will have the difficult task of balancing the different aspects of your life: study, extra-curricular pursuits, a social life and perhaps a part-time job. We recognise that you have many demands on your time and we will work with you to ensure that you are able to experience a range of activities alongside your academic studies.
We expect considerable commitment from you both in your studies and as a positive role model within our school community. To succeed you will need to attend all your lessons, tutor times and assemblies, hand in homework and meet all deadlines. Of course, there will be times when you need additional support; timely communication with your tutor and teachers will provide the support you need. An important and continuous element of the support we provide is through the role of the tutor who is available on a daily basis to work with you in meeting your targets. This pastoral role also recognises the importance of keeping your parents/guardians informed, where necessary. Alongside this provision, the Assistant Director of Sixth Form will monitor and track the progress of the year group. Working with Sixth Form mentors, the Sixth Form Management team will work with individual students, identifying and providing additional support for those students who need it. The mentoring programme provides an environment in which you can discuss candidly the issues you have and seek solutions with your mentor.
It is expected that you will value the positive ethos at Brooke Weston Academy and recognise the important role that you, as a Sixth Form student, play in perpetuating this approach. Brooke Weston Academy has a reputation for working closely with students to help them achieve their goals.
The professional and business-like appearance of staff and students sets an impressive standard; a standard that is recognised by visitors, who acknowledge the positive tone that this creates. We expect Sixth Form students to adopt a similar business style dress. It is unacceptable for you to wear dress that does not meet the requirements of our dress code and you will be invited to return home if you attend dressed inappropriately. The Principal reserves the right to be the final judge as to dress.
We are committed to supporting you through to the world of work or to higher or further education. In doing so, we will provide timely information and ensure that we help you choose an opportunity that is right for you, with a view to maximising your potential. We have considerable expertise in offering advice and guidance on personal statements, educational references, careers and preparing CVs and job applications.
An important aspect of our success in supporting students throughout their time at Brooke Weston Academy is recognising the individual nature of all students. We therefore recognise that students have a variety of learning styles which may reflect a preference for a particular route at Post 16.
We offer both academic courses (exam-based courses required for course entry by the high profile universities) and applied courses (coursework- based courses which focus on a particular career route but still enable access to good universities). It is entirely appropriate for students to take a mix of academic and applied courses.
How to apply
If you want to apply for courses, you will need to contact Brooke Weston Academy directly.