Welcome From

The Head of Sixth Form

We would like to welcome you to SUA6 - the sixth form at SUA. Our sixth form offers a wide range of academic and vocational courses.

We aim to provide you with an enriching sixth form experience that will provide you with the challenge and support to prepare you for your future aspirations. We set high standards in our sixth form and we encourage our students to always try hard and to be the best that they can be.

Academic provision is a key focus of our sixth form experience, there are also enrichment opportunities such as university visits, regular work experience throughout the year, a UCAS programme to guide you through the process for applying to university and team building visits in the form of activity days and cultural visits. We have a full programme of information, advice and guidance to support you with your next steps. Tutors have an active role in the academy and they monitor attendance and punctuality alongside the Sixth Form leadership team. Our staff at SUA are a highly committed and dedicated team; we believe this helps to create a friendly and supportive environment to encourage students of all abilities to aim high and achieve the outcomes they are capable of. 

If you are not already a member of SUA and wish to join us from another school then we welcome your application. We are a small and friendly community that fully embraces our academy motto of Aspire, Believe, Achieve! Students who complete their studies in our sixth form go onto university, further education, apprenticeships or straight into the work place. 

We have every confidence that in choosing to study at SUA6 you will achieve the qualifications and develop the necessary life skills ready for your chosen pathway after sixth form. Please do get in touch by emailing info@suacademy.co.uk if you would like to visit our academy and find out more about studying at SUA6.

Mr Williams

Director of Sixth Form and Engagement


Wider Learning and Enrichment Activities

In addition to your chosen subjects you will have the opportunity to take part in other activities in the Sixth Form. Some of these activities may include:

Residential visits
Visits to universities and outdoor education.

Activities days
Sixth Form students take part in whole academy activity days. These days usually take place in the summer term. Some activities take place in the academy and may involve the entire Sixth Form or groups of students supporting other year groups on visits and activities. On future activities days we are looking to arrange visits where students can experience canoeing, archery, zip wire, assault course and many other exciting team building activities.

End of term enrichment activities
In addition to visits and opportunities throughout the year, at the end of the term students can take part in activities such as visiting the Birmingham Christmas Market, bowling, indoor skating, Laser Quest, Alton Towers, Drayton Manor and possibly other visits that are suggested by Sixth Form students.

Support and Guidance

In our Sixth Form we operate a tutor group system, similar to the main academy but groups are smaller. The tutor is the first port of call for our students and they deliver many different activities that are relevant to our students. Tutors support our students when they apply to university and also when preparing CVs for future employment.

Great emphasis is placed on ensuring that all students are on the right courses and all Year 11 into 12 students receive guidance meetings and reviews of their work. Advice and Guidance is regularly provided in the academy so that students are aware of what options are available for them once they complete their Sixth Form education.

Tutors have an active role in the academy and they monitor attendance and punctuality alongside the Sixth Form Pastoral Manager and the Head of Sixth Form. Reports are prepared on a regular basis along with opportunities to meet subject teachers. Exam results are available in August each year and each year students have a progression interview to aid with their transition into Year 13 and to ensure that they are focused on their future exams and aspirations.

Level 3 BTEC and A Level courses

Our Sixth Form at Staffordshire University Academy welcomes applications from students who believe they have what it takes to successfully study A Level and also Level 3 Vocational courses. We are an inclusive Sixth Form and aim to support all students to achieve their potential and reach their aspirations to pursue their future careers.

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