Sixth Form

A Level Results Summer 2019

It was smiles all round as our Sixth Form students collected their A level and BTEC results in what has proven to be another record-breaking year for Greensward.

Bucking the national trend, results improved upon last year’s already outstanding outcomes with a phenomenal 14 students gaining 3 or more A* and A grades and an overall A*-B pass rate of more than 55%, meaning that this year’s cohort have gained the best set of results the comprehensive school has ever seen. This was an exceptionally hard working year group who deserved to do well and, thanks to the outstanding support of their teachers, they have done just that. To have two students go on to Cambridge, one to medical school and one to Veterinary College is incredible! Congratulations everyone!

A Student's View

The step up ...

Becoming a Sixth Form student can be a challenging and daunting prospect and to make the step up from GCSE to A level requires the right mind set. As an A level student, a consistent and sufficient level of study is pivotal to success at Greensward Academy. Nevertheless, the exceptional team of teachers will be sure to push you to ensure you acquire the grades you aspire to achieve. As said by the Head of Sixth Form, Mr Benson, "it is absolutely essential that you are on the right course and that you enjoy it." To help with this, Greensward Academy offers option talks to discuss the subjects at an Information Evening on 15 November 2018, and during the academy day for existing Year 11 students, a fully informative prospectus (see below) and the option to change your choice of subjects until September. This is offered as the academy considers the enjoyment of your subjects is crucial to educational success.

The atmosphere ...

At Greensward Academy Sixth Form there is always a positive and friendly atmosphere. Current Sixth Form students have described it as a "good, cohesive environment". Students feel safe and maintain a friendly attitude towards others. This is encouraged in our common room which includes ambient seating to allow students a chance to socialise and take a break from the stress of Sixth Form life. Students feel that maintaining a positive atmosphere cuts out any distractions and helps them to fully focus on their subjects of choice in order to maximise their potential.

The Sixth Form Centre ...

The Sixth Form Centre is a free flowing, well situated building that creates a picturesque, ideal learning setting for all students. Facilities include a Law room with an oval-shaped working area to encourage open legal discussion and debate; a Supervised Study Room with 30 computers and tables; a common room with ambient seating and television and next to this is Cafe 6 that offers various pastries, paninis, sandwiches, salads, fruits and drinks. Behind the Sixth Form Centre is the student garden which includes a decking area with seating.