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Sixth Form Overview

Walthamstow Academy Sixth Form is an aspirational and motivational centre of excellence, staffed by passionate, committed professionals who believe in our ethos: to bring out ‘the best in everyone’. Our latest A-level results are amongst the best in the country. Walthamstow Academy Sixth Form is rated in the top 10% of providers nationally for progress across A-Level and BTEC (ALPS 2016) and this year celebrated the academy’s highest ever A Level results with the top grades of A*-A rising exponentially from 7% to 35% from the previous year.

61% of grades were awarded A*-B thus ensuring that students are able to take up offers at their first choice universities.

There were excellent results in a number of individual A Level subjects including:

  • 83% of Economics grades were A*-A;
  • 75% of Further Maths grades were A*-A;
  • 80% of Physics grades were A*-B.

Likewise, in each of the 5 BTEC Diplomas offered at the academy, every single student was awarded a Distinction* (equivalent to A*).

Please see the table below for a breakdown of achievements by subject.

 

A Level Subject

% A*/A

%A*-B

%A*-C

%A*-E

Biology

40

60

70

100

Chemistry

44

56

56

100

Economics

83

83

100

100

English

33

72

94

100

Further Maths

75

100

100

100

History

0

25

50

100

Maths

47

73

87

93

Media

25

67

83

100

Physics

60

80

100

100

Psychology

0

23

62

100

Religious Studies - Philosophy and Ethics

29

57

71

100

If you want to join our Sixth Form, you will need five or more GCSEs at grade C or above, including English and Maths. We offer a wide range of both vocational skills based BTEC National courses and traditional academic A Levels providing a range of routes to university and careers.

At Walthamstow Academy our aim is to combine academic excellence with outstanding care, guidance and support.

We look forward to welcoming you to a friendly, hard-working Sixth Form whose students have already proved to be excellent role models for the rest of the Academy.

Independent study base

All of our students study for four AS-Levels in Year 12 or a Level 3 BTEC and AS-Level combination. In addition to this they follow an independent study programme where they register for 8 hours of additional study time in our dedicated Sixth Form Study Centre.

Common room

The common room is a place for the Sixth Form to relax away from the rest of school and has a microwave, fridge and kettle to make your own food.

   

Top University destinations

Students who have just finished their A-levels have gone on to study degrees at top Russell universities such as Cambridge, Kings, Leeds, Warwick, and Bristol.

Subjects being studied are varied; International Relations, Business management, Law, Psychology, Engineering, Digital Arts, Sports Science and Pharmaceutical Science.

 

 


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