About the Sixth Form
Post 16 Student and Academy Life
At the ACE Academy we are committed to providing an outstanding education. You'll find a warm, friendly atmosphere where you can be yourself.
With a range of experiences in and out of the classroom from morning until early evening, we will help you enjoy and succeed at this stage of your career. You can expect to do lots of things you haven't tried before. You will make friends for life as well as getting the right experiences you need for the future. As a Post 16 student, your leadership will guide others through the Academy.
Post 16 Study
When undertaking Post-16 qualifications you will find that learning is more challenging, and requires deeper thinking. This is a big leap for those students who have previously completed GCSE study. Our Post 16 Centre will support you to use your time efficiently.
We will work with you to further develop the genuine skills of independent learning, both at home and using our fully equipped study areas. An AS or A-Level subject receives 5 hours of tuition per week. To be successful we would expect students to look to put in a similar amount of independent study and expect all students to use their non-contact time effectively to do self-directed study.
Post 16 Advice and Guidance
The Academy is a big family; it is full of people you can trust and rely on for help. There are teachers who will challenge you to think for yourself and people who will prepare you to take your first step into the working environment.
The Post 16 Team is able to offer advice and guidance about:
- careers and employment opportunities
- further study, including university level courses
- student funding and financial support
- travel cards and the Academy buses
- support to overcome any learning difficulties, from dyslexia to physical difficulties
- having your say while at the Academy
- the program of sporting and social activities
Post 16 Personal Tutor
You will have a personal tutor who will be the key person to share your successes and support you throughout your time with us. We want you to make the most of your time here.
You will meet with your Personal Tutor and the other members of your Tutor Group at scheduled times to discuss issues we hope will be relevant to life during and after you leave the Centre. We also aim to build up important life skills such as study skills and interview skills. In addition you will meet regularly with your Tutor for discussions about your progress.