Introduction to the North Kesteven Academy Sixth Form

Welcome to the North Kesteven Academy Sixth Form section of our website. Here you will find a comprehensive source of information as you make important decisions about which subjects you will study at Key Stage 5.

Making the right choices in Year 11 will ensure opportunities and possibilities for you in the future, whatever pathway you eventually choose. Every student now needs to stay in education or training until they are 18, and we would encourage you to see Sixth Form as your natural next step.

It is important that you consider your choices carefully and discuss the subjects you are interested in with your teachers and parents/carers. We believe in developing the whole student here at NK Academy and you will find more information about life as a sixth former in these pages.

Over the last few years the exam system has changed significantly, and we have provided information in this section to help you to understand the changes. There is also information about the different types of qualifications on offer and where they sit on the UCAS tariff system.

If you have any questions about the content of a course or the way in which it will be examined, please don’t hesitate to ask any of your teachers. There will be further opportunities throughout the year to discuss your options with staff at the academy.

Key Dates

Tuesday 20th November 2018 Sixth Form Open Evening
Wednesday 21st November 2018 Applications Window Opens
Date to be set North Kesteven Year 11 Meetings
Date to be set Course Offer Review*
Date to be set Sixth Form Induction Days
Thursday 22nd August 2019 GCSE Results Day
Date to be set Sixth Form Registration Morning

Key contacts

Mrs J Tunnicliffe Head Teacher
Miss R Yarsley Head of Sixth Form
Mr B Smith Curriculum
Mrs P Calder SENDCo
Miss G Betts Careers Coordinator
Mrs R Barber Achievement Lead

* The Course Offer Review is where we look at the number of applications for each course and may decide to withdraw the course from our offer owing to a lack of interest.

The courses offered are those that we can deliver. We reserve the right to withdraw a course from the offer at any time up until the start of the academic year 2019/20.