Why Choose Brooke Weston Academy?
I am delighted that you are considering spending the next two years studying in our Sixth Form at Brooke Weston Academy. We work hard to ensure that the transition from Year 11 into the Sixth Form enables our students to develop the specific skills they need to achieve their target grades and broaden their experiences. Our culture suits and supports students’ will to work hard and, in return, our experienced and dedicated team of teachers, staff and tutors all working together to ensure there are no limits to your ambition.
Deciding where you continue your studies is an exciting, if not daunting time. As you make the exciting decision of where to study next, I hope that we can help you to choose the setting that is right for you and your needs.
Top 5 reasons to choose Brooke Weston
- An outstanding teaching and learning environment and facilities.
- A history of outstanding results and destinations.
- Ofsted noted that our Sixth Form ‘students make outstanding progress’.
- Outstanding pastoral care, career guidance and support.
- A Sixth Form experience that prepares students for University and apprenticeships.
Develop skills, Characteristics and Experiences
Whilst academics are important, Brooke Weston Academy is passionate in developing students into well rounded individuals that are ready for their next steps in life. Our extensive IEC programme helps to develop skills, characteristics and experiences that will help you to succeed at University. Opportunities include triathlon training, placements in local primary schools and work experience. Extra-curricular activities take place after school every day and we have a wide range of exciting trips, expeditions and enrichment opportunities for the Sixth Form. Some of our current Year 13 students have just returned from a World Challenge expedition to Borneo.
Career guidance and support
Careers education and guidance is provided as part of the curriculum and we have our own on-site advisor who can guide on all matters relating to the world of work. This includes information on career opportunities, university courses, personal statements, educational references and preparing CVs and job applications, apprenticeships and substantial one-to-one support for those seeking employment. All services are delivered impartially in line with Government requirements.
Tutors, the Head of Sixth Form and the careers advisor are all available to assist students in making choices for universities and they will be guided and helped through the UCAS application process at every stage.
Our Sixth Form is key part of Brooke Weston Academy and although we do things a bit differently, compared to other Sixth Forms, it is clearly successful with outstanding results being achieved year after year. Over 80% of our Sixth Form go on to University, with the rest entering high quality apprenticeships or the world of work. Every year our Sixth Formers join a range of exciting courses at high quality Universities, including Russel Group Universities. We have a fantastic track record of supporting students to Oxford or Cambridge with eight joining Cambridge in 2015 and a further eight looking to join this year. Whatever your goal, ambition or dream Brooke Weston Academy, its dedicated Sixth Form Team is determined to help you achieve it.
Our facilities are outstanding, with a dedicated Sixth Form study area, world-class library and extensive IT, sporting, dance, drama and learning facilities. All of this is set in a fantastic campus near to Corby. We also have an extensive bus network to help the Sixth Form attend Brooke Weston Academy.