How we meet the 16-19 study programme requirements
All sixth form students at NE6 undertake three A- level or equivalent vocational qualifications.
In addition, all students opt for an enrichment activity, undertake work experience and a range of other activities such as charity fundraising, trips and visits and additional qualifications.
Sixth form is about more than just exams and at Ashington Academy we believe these years are an important time for developing wider skills to take into adult life. We therefore ensure students can access a range of opportunities to develop key ‘life skills’ across all curriculum areas and through overseas visits, sporting activities and competitive events.
Across our curriculum, students benefit from a range of residential and day trips including, outward bound visits to Ullswater theatre and cinema visits, visit to the Law Courts in Newcastle and the opportunity to watch various sporting events.
Our scientists in particular benefit from a broad range of field trips, which recently included a trip to the famous Large Hadron Collider at Cern in Switzerland. Our history and social science students have recently had the opportunity to visit London and the Palace of Westminster, Krakow and Auschwitz, and the Crown Courts.
Duke of Edinburgh's Award
We recognise the benefits of the Duke of Edinburgh's Award scheme and many sixth form students are working towards the different awards with the support of our staff and the wider community.
Our sixth from musicians and performers are well catered for with a wide range of groups and music technology provision.
Actors perform to a very high standard in a variety of performances, including school productions which have recently included: Grease, We Will Rock You and Bugsy Malone as well as the annual ‘Live Lounge’ music event.
Artists have an outstanding variety of opportunities; local drawing trips and visits to galleries feed into high-quality work that is celebrated at our annual art and performance faculty evening.