Introduction to the Sixth-Form
We welcome you warmly to our Sixth Form. Barclay Academy is a vibrant, diverse, successful and growing community, comprised of a team of highly-qualified and dedicated expert teachers and staff, and a welcoming and hard-working body of students. The supportive staff and friendly atmosphere, combined with our challenging expectations and high standards, makes our Sixth Form a recipe for success.
We offer a large range of academic and vocational qualifications. We are also part of the Stevenage Consortium of Schools, and therefore we have access to a wider range of subjects on offer. Our pupils are guided on a personalised study-programme which is based on their prior attainment and future university, apprenticeship or employment goals. We offer catch-up GCSE Maths and English for students who have not achieved a grade 4 in these subjects by the age of 16, thus opening up a wide-range of options to them.
In addition to our high-quality academic provision on offer, we also host a range of PSHE, P.E., and enrichment activities, with the aim of helping the student develop beyond the classroom. Students are also supported in accessing a range of university outreach programmes, work experience and volunteering opportunities, and insight into vocations or professions.
The quality of education in our Sixth Form fully equips our students for the brightest possible futures. Our excellent academic standards are achieved through a combination of strong subject teaching and empowering relationships. We pride ourselves on our exceptional pastoral care. We believe that your Sixth Form experience is vital to your overall success and we want to do everything we can to make the transition as smooth as possible. In addition to academic success, we will help you develop as confident, creative individuals and leaders, able to contribute to the community and the wider world.