Nunthorpe Academy is a comprehensive state school with approximately 1500 students situated on the edge of Middlesbrough. The Sixth Form has been established for 9 years and usually has about 180 students in total. Students study at least 3 A level/BTEC subjects in Yr 12 and many choose to initially study 4 subjects. With regards to AS exams, in light of the reformed A Levels, the Academy policy has been to allow students to only sit AS exams in subjects where there is a possibility they may not continue with that subject into Y13.
At Nunthorpe the majority of our students apply to university therefore we make every effort to ensure they receive high quality advice and guidance. Every year we have Y12 students who apply successfully to the summer schools available such as Oxford University’s UNIQ summer school; Newcastle University Bitesize; Northumbria University summer school; and Sutton Trust summer schools. Year on year a healthy number of Y12 students have been accepted onto Durham University’s Supported progression scheme as well as Y13s attending Newcastle University’s PARTNERS summer school. Throughout the terms we have regular contacts with universities and speakers coming in from a wide range of universities (Cambridge, Durham, Newcastle, Northumbria, York, Leeds, Teesside and even Dundee).
Students are guided through the pastoral programme to help support their university application and we also hold a Higher Education evening for parents to enable them to become familiar with the application process and student finance.
Please see the University Information resources that are in the resources section:
Student Finance Information
Applying to university can be quite daunting, especially if you are unsure about how to fund yourself. In Year 13 we spend some time giving support to students to help with finance enquiries and we also put on a Student Finance talk for Year 12 parents in April / May each year.
Please see the Student Finance Information resources that are in the resources section: