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Walbottle Academy Sixth Form – Overview

Walbottle Academy Sixth Form has a well established history of academy success and a reputation for excellence in Outer West Newcastle.

Moving on to the Sixth Form is the next step in your learning journey towards your future life in education or a career. Sixth Form at Walbottle Academy helps prepare you for that future. We will support and challenge you to be the best that you can be and make your future aspirations a reality.

We achieve great things in our Sixth Form at Walbottle and we are confident that we can find the right route to suit you by the range of courses and expert guidance on offer. Becoming a Sixth Form student brings a range of opportunities to achieve, not just academically. Walbottle Sixth Form has a real community feel. Both Year 12 and 13 are integrated allowing life long friendships to be forged in the bespoke Sixth Form Centre.

You will have the chance to become a senior student, leading on charity, social and extra-curricular events that help you become well rounded young adults. This is a really exciting time. You are making a series of important choices now that can change your life. You will need dedication and commitment and we will be working with you so that you can make the most of your time with us and the opportunities on offer. We look forward to welcoming you.

You will appreciate the positive relationships that you have with staff and each day being structured. Studying at an advanced level requires you to be an independent learner, you will have timetabled study sessions as well as timetabled lessons. This encourages you to complete work throughout the academy day as well as managing time out of school effectively. It is not just the learning in the classroom that you benefit from but it is also the social aspect of Sixth Form life. 

You will have the opportunity to participate in and organise a variety of events for you and your peers as well as registered charities. Sixth Formers set an example to younger students and are ambassadors for the Academy and the community. You can get involved with the Sixth Form committee too, giving you the chance to shape your learning environment and demonstrate strong leadership.

Be sure to monitor the news and events section to keep up to date on what is happening in Sixth Form at Walbottle.