How do we meet the requirements of the 16 – 19 study programme?

All ESFA funded education for 16 to 19 year olds should be delivered as a study programme which combines qualifications and other activities, and which is tailored to each student’s prior attainment and career goals.

  • Every study programme must have a core aim. For the majority of students, this will be either the study of substantial technical, applied or academic qualification(s) or preparation for employment.
  • Students who do not hold a GCSE grade 4 (reformed grading) or grade C (legacy grading) in maths and/or English are required to continue these subjects as part of their study programme. At Accord Sixth Form all students who do not hold a grade 4 (or a Grade C) in Maths and/or English are provided with bespoke classes to retake these subjects. Re-sits are offered in November and June exam sessions.
  • All study programmes should include non-qualification activities, which complement the other elements of the programme and support the student to progress to further or higher education or to employment. The non-qualification activity should develop students’ character, skills, attitudes and confidence. Students in our Sixth Form are expected to take part in a number of activities which provide them with opportunity to develop a range of personal skills.
  • Form time is used effectively to discuss a range of important issues and develop key skills.1-2-1 meetings with tutors support Post-18 progression.
  • All students to attend a daily Progress Session led by their Progress Teacher, where they will be taught a range of life skills and SMSC.
  • All students will be expected to attend a minimum of one supported study sessions in Year 12 and a minimum of two within Year 13. These sessions will be independent study sessions that take place in the Post 16 Independent Learning Centre.
  • All students attend a University and Apprenticeship fair at a local University in Year 12. A range of speakers and visits are organised to support students in choosing their pathway Post-18. A careers advisor is available for 1-2-1 interviews.
  • Students in Year 12 have the opportunity to seek work experience placements and will be supported by the Careers Advisor.
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The Accord Multi Academy Trust is an educational charity established in September 2016 that is currently made up of four academies who were the founding members of the Trust. In September 2016 Horbury Academy and Ossett Academy & Sixth Form College came together, moving away from their stand-alone Trust status and were joined in December 2016 by Horbury Primary Academy and Middlestown Primary Academy.

The overarching vision for the Trust is to work in one ‘Accord – celebrating the differences of each academy through strong collaboration in order to inspire all members of our learning community to be the best that they can be.

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