Why Choose Us?

1. Committed to Excellence

Excellent teaching, high quality pastoral care, and a wide ranging programme of enrichment activities makes Hope Academy Sixth Form Centre a fantastic choice for Post 16 studies.

Learners have access to their own area within school, which gives them their own social and study space. 

Specialising in vocational style courses has allowed us to maintain an average grade of a Merit (as measured by ALPS with a positive Level 3 Value Added Score of +0.25) across our general applied courses (BTEC) provision, and we pride ourselves on securing strong and secure destinations for our students.

2. Personal Support and Care

We will offer outstanding support for students in a safe and happy environment. All students will have a dedicated personal tutor who will meet regularly with students and monitor progress. There is a full programme of Career and Higher Education advice to help you make important decisions about your future. Our Inspire programme addresses key issues to instil high aspirations, help students to become independent learners and also active citizens within the Academy and local community. 

3. Student Facilities

Sixth form students have their own study centre with access to the latest learning technologies. There are dedicated social spaces. We have excellent dining facilities and our café is open all day where you can sit, talk and relax.


4. Employability Pathway

Students from September 2019 can choose to study on our work related learning pathway.

This pathway is specifically for students who are not intedning to go to university and have a career pathway in one of the following areas;

Health Academy- Study BTEC Health and Social Care or Childrens Play, Learning and Development and complete a weekly placement with one of our trusted partners. 

Engineering Academy- Study BTEC Engineering at Sub-Diploma or Diploma Level and work with our trusted partners at Network Rail or the Murphy Group.

Sports Academy-Study BTEC Sport and complete a placement either weekly or an extended placement in the summer term with a trusted employer.

These pathways are supported by a specific employability course delivered within the Sixth Form Centre, the aim is to secure Higher Level Apprenticeships or full time employment. 


5. A Wide Range of Bespoke Vocational Pathways

We offer a bespoke Vocational Pathways specialising in BTEC Qualifications. Students can choose from Leve 2 and Level 3  BTEC subjects. In addition students have the opportunity to undertake an extended project which is worth up to an additional AS in UCAS points. Students working with a tutor will design and undertake an agreed project which is highly valued by universities.

6. Christian Community

We are a caring Christian community open to young people from all faiths or none where mutual respect and support for each other is paramount; a community with unity and warmth that will help you discover who you are and where you want to go in life. You can get involved in many activities such as CAFOD, Fairtrade and Macmillan.

7. University Outreach

Students who aspire to attend University are supported by our well developed links with local and national Universities. We are a partner school of the University of Liverpool, where students can participate in the Scholars Programme.

We  also provide opportunities to visit Oxford University, City, University of London, Brunel University and Liverpool Hope University.

We also attend Liverpool Higher Education Exhibition annually, we will visit on Wednesday 1st July 2020. 

8. Student Life

We hope you will choose to get involved in the life of the sixth form. We offer wide ranging enrichment activities such as international trips, sport, music & drama, community and charity events.

Students have visited our partner school Espoonlahti Upper Secondary School in Finland, we have completed work experience in Haute Vallee School in Jersey and our students have been lucky enough to represent the UK in the Sister Cities Shanghai International Youth Camp.

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