Pathways and Destinations

At Quarrydale Academy, we are committed to ensuring our students have the best possible chances of achieving their goals and we take great pride in sharing their successes. Despite the recent challenges, our Year 13 students did exceptionally well, gaining some amazing results and securing places at university and on apprenticeship programmes. There are a wide range of subjects that students have gone on to study and they are spread over a massive 470 miles across the country!

We had a 100% pass rate for students at Level Three in 2020 and we are incredibly proud of them, listed are just a few of the students who were with us last year but there are of course, many more successes too!

James H

Mathematical Physics - University of Nottingham

Abbie S

Notts Police Force - Degree Apprenticeship

Marek C

Computer Science - Nottingham Trent University

Tiha W

English - University of Nottingham

Logan G

Electrical and Electronic Engineering - University of Bath

Sophie E

French and Russian - University of Manchester

Natalie J

Costume Design for Film & Television Falmouth University

Adam W

Medicine (with a foundation year) -  University of Leicester

Kaitlin R

Primary Education (QTS) -  Nottingham Trent University

Lewis T

Civil Engineering -  University of Derby

At Quarrydale Sixth Form, there are a number of Pathways students may wish to take depending on the subjects they choose to study, the type of student they are and what their Post 18 plans are. We offer a wide range of A Levels, Applied A Levels and BTEC Level 3 qualifications, which all carry the same weighting for university courses and apprenticeships but are different in the nature of the course assessment and the methods of teaching.

A Levels are assessed by two or three exam papers at the end of Year 13 covering content from the whole course. Students will be taught

Applied A Levels and BTEC Level 3 courses are assessed by a combination of exam papers, that cover part of the course and can be re taken, and coursework throughout the two year course. These courses have a vocational element which means students need to undertake a work experience placement (one to five days), and will require students to apply their knowledge in scenario based situations.

There are pros and cons to all of these options and every student will have their own circumstances to consider before making a decision about their Post 16 choices. Students are offered support at every stage of the decision making process from the Post 16 and careers team with school.

During their time in Post 16, students will be supported to find the most suitable progression options for them as individuals and will be supported to work towards these by building on personal strengths, skills and aspirations, alongside their academic achievements.

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