Welcome from the head of sixth form

Here at SUA6 our aim is to help shape the future achievers of the region, country and the world.

Academic success happens when well-rounded individuals are given the tools to make their mark, these tools are a blend of both curricular and extra-curricular experiences, engagement and rigour that goes beyond the classroom.

To this end, here at SUA6 we bring the outside in, participate in what is happening around the world whether that be through structured debate through the Great Conversation programme, ensuring awareness through free access to broadsheet newspapers and publications, engaging with and in the wider community, or allowing our post-16 students to lead.

Academic success therefore becomes part of our bigger picture and is achieved through our small but perfectly formed, and evolving sixth form, with focused class sizes, academic support plans and mentoring and a steely determination that is mirrored by both staff and students alike.

The seven year journey of secondary education is only part way along a pathway to interesting, fulfilling and difference-making careers for our students and therefore wider community, life chances of every one our young minds therefore are our drivers in order to aspire, believe and achieve in whatever our students want to.

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.

Dr. Silcock
Head of SUA6

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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.

We are proud to be a part of SUA Trust

Join The Trust

SUAT supports and leads in the set-up of new academies joining the partnership. The sevices provided by the central support function cover both educational and non-educational support. In terms of educational support, SUAT is linked to the School of Education of Staffordshire University, which is an outstanding ITT provider.