Post 16 education at Quarrydale Academy is an exciting and inspiring time for our students. We work to provide them with the foundations and opportunities to create a personalised pathway that will allow them to successfully access their chosen option of Higher Education, employment or apprenticeships in the next stage of their journey.

Here in Post 16 we offer a wide range of A Level and BTEC Level Three courses that ensure we are able to provide a suitable programme of study for our students. Additionally, we offer a range of extra-curricular activities and events that support both the academic and social development of our students, ensuring they are provided with the skills and knowledge to make informed decisions about their Post 18 choices and are prepared for life beyond Quarrydale. We work in close collaboration with many universities, higher education institutions, employers and apprenticeship providers to enhance the academic and personal skills recognised as the foundations for the successes of our young people in wider society.

In Post 16 at Quarrydale Academy we have high expectations of our students and want all of our students to aspire to fulfil their potential, both academically and socially.  Students are expected to develop and embrace a sense of responsibility for their own learning, developing a more independent study style and maintaining a strong work ethic to ensure the most positive outcomes. Students are also encouraged to be active members of the Post 16 community, accessing the opportunities that are afforded to them to ensure their holistic development and to provide the most rewarding Post 16 experience possible.

In return, students can expect high standards in terms of curriculum delivery and support from teachers and tutors and will be encouraged through each step of their Post 16 career. We pride ourselves on knowing our students well, and as a result, are able to provide advice and guidance that is tailored to their individual needs and aspirations, offering them the best chance of success.

We continue to strive for the very best for our students and endeavour to maintain an inclusive and positive environment in which our students are able to flourish as individuals. We welcome applications from current Quarrydale students and students from other schools, who quickly settle in to Post 16 life at Quarrydale. 

We look forward to you joining our growing and successful Sixth Form.

Mr M. West and Miss L. Straw

Heads of Post 16

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