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Welcome from Mr D James, Head of Sixth Form

Thank you for considering Felixstowe Academy Sixth Form in the next stage of your child’s education.

Felixstowe Academy Sixth Form is at the very heart of changes to educational provision in Felixstowe. Sixth Form students moved into the new purpose built campus in the summer term of 2014 and are now in their first full year of enjoying its benefits which include a designated quiet study room, access to the atrium for collaborative learning and seminar rooms for meetings and presentation work. Classrooms are suitably equipped with ‘Smart’ technology and space for learning. 

The Sixth Form strives to give you the opportunity to fulfil your potential both academically and as a young adult.  As a Sixth Form student you will benefit from excellence in the classroom where your learning is of paramount importance.  Staff will work with you to support your progress within each subject where you can expect to receive targeted advice on how you can achieve your goals.

We pride ourselves on our focus on learning and our belief in the importance of recognising each student as an individual with different individual needs. We also believe that it is important the Sixth Form promotes the enjoyment of learning and we support the whole student through our guidance, mentoring and tutoring systems.

‘Students say that added rigour to target setting and the monitoring of their work is helping them to make better progress.’ - OFSTED July 2013

In recent years are exam results have highlighted that all Felixstowe Academy students can achieve top grades within key subjects such as Maths and English, which according to the ALPs reports, have placed these subject’s performances in the top 10% of schools nationally. However, the success doesn’t stop with A Level results, over half of the students studying Level 3 BTEC courses achieved Distinction*/Distinction grades, and all students passing their chosen courses. 

Alongside academic successes we encourage students to think about how they can enrich their development as young adults. Students ‘pledge’ to achieve successes in all walks of life from taking part in the Duke of Edinburgh direct entry Gold scheme to supporting Sixth Form Charity events.  We want them to be the students of choice for universities and employers and young adults who have developed the skills and interests that prepare them for life in the 21st Century.  We also want students to enjoy their time in the Sixth Form.

The Sixth Form is a partnership between you, the staff, your peers and the local community.  You will be expected to work hard, show commitment and achieve success.  We have high expectations and high aspirations for your success and will help you to realise your potential. We, in turn, will strive to ensure that your learning experience and achievements are not just good but outstanding, which will leave you with treasured memories.

‘Observations of lessons in the sixth form showed mostly good teaching. Teachers’ good subject knowledge was used well to plan suitable learning tasks’ - OFSTED July 2013

Mr D James

Sixth Form Day