Nunthorpe Sixth Form is a thriving, vibrant place with plenty of opportunities on offer. It isn’t just about academic studying, we also help all students gain the life skills and experiences needed to survive in the 21st century. Please see information on the range of activities on offer.
In this section
6th Form Pastoral Team
Mrs Hermione Jackson (Head of Sixth Form)
Mr Sean Chuhan (Assistant Head of Sixth Form)
Sixth Form Tutors
- S. Davison (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- A. Zaitschenko (email@example.com)
- K. Douglas (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- J. Cowan (email@example.com)
- L. Elwood (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- B. Hewison (email@example.com)
- M. Johnstone (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- S. Norman (email@example.com)
- L. Yale (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Sixth Form Support Tutors and Mentors
- M. Currie
Sixth Form Weekly Bulletin
You can view the latest Sixth Form Weekly Bulletin here.
Sixth Form Pastoral Programme
You can view our Registration Activities and our Tutorial Activities here:
At Nunthorpe Sixth Form, we pride ourselves on having a positive community ethos which allows everybody to feel included and valued. We are a relatively small sixth form, which allows us to offer a personalised learning experience, with relationships between members of staff and students allowing targeted support and an individual approach to learning.
At Nunthorpe Sixth Form, students are offered the opportunity to study a full range of A-Level and BTEC courses. Having transitioned from school to sixth form a year ago ourselves, we understand that many prospective students will worry about ‘the jump’ from studying GCSEs to A-Levels, but this is not something we feel students should be anxious about. While studying A Levels is undeniably more demanding, the supportive environment, provided by peers and staff members, makes this step up entirely manageable. This transition is facilitated by the sixth form’s bridging days, held in the July of year 11, and the pastoral tutoring system, which provides every student with a point of contact, with whom they will engage with on a daily basis and be able to discuss issues.
While academic achievement is an important aspect of sixth form life, students will also be given a plethora of opportunities beyond the classroom. Extra-curricular activities are valued highly by the sixth form, with an expectation that all students will use at least one of their independent study periods each week to participate in an enrichment activity. This provides students with the opportunity to branch out and explore other areas of interest. Many options exist within our enrichment scheme, including: supporting students in the Academy; participating in the Meserani Project; playing sports or completing a self generated work experience placement.
Careers education is also at the forefront of sixth form life, with all students having the opportunity to complete a one-week work experience placement and to participate in a ‘mock interview’ with an employer, both during year 12. The sixth form subscribes to various tools such as Unifrog, which are extremely useful when exploring life after sixth form. The sixth form also has a strong relationship with universities across the country, with many visiting the sixth form to advise students on the application process. For students seeking experience in the healthcare sector, the Academy has a strong partnership with James Cook University Hospital, with many students volunteering with the Therapeutic Care Team there each week.
All students have the opportunity to join the sixth form student council, who meet weekly to organise charitable events and to discuss improvements which could be made to the sixth form
community. Every year, the Student Council organises various exciting events for the whole of the sixth form community, such as the sixth form Christmas Party and our annual Macmillan Coffee Morning. We hope that this has given you an insight into what student life at Nunthorpe Sixth Form is like, and we are looking forward to welcoming you in to our sixth form community in September!
Member of Sixth Form Student Council
|The Sixth Form has given me many opportunities in regards to my future teaching career – I am an Academy Support Mentor and also participate in conferences for the National Women’s Leadership in Education initiative because of the Sixth Form.|
|The Sixth Form has a great network of support and you always feel as if you have someone to talk to if needed. Also, there is a wide range of resources that you can use, to make the most out of your studies.|
|The Sixth Form has thoroughly prepared me for life in further education and beyond. The outstanding support of the staff is truly invaluable in your education.|
|After coming to the Sixth Form from an external school, I’ve settled in really well and have found the staff and students to be so welcoming and supportive. The opportunities I have been offered, from engineering projects to university trips, have massively improved my chances of getting into university.|
|The Sixth Form is a great environment to work in, with ongoing support and advice from staff for your future prospects. As long as you’re willing to put in the effort, you will have a great experience.|
|The Sixth Form is a friendly and calm environment, that is full of motivational and enthusiastic teachers, who will help you get to where you want to be.|