Sixth Form Life
The College Day
Take a Tour
Accord Sixth Form is easily accessible via a range of transport links. If you are travelling from local areas, the following bus routes are available.
If you have any questions in relation to travel arrangements please contact firstname.lastname@example.org and a member of our Post 16 Team will be happy to help you.
Accord Sixth Form students are not required to wear a set uniform, students are trusted to dress appropriately whilst on College site and the dress code is casual.
Once I’ve applied, is my application for the subjects I have chosen fixed?
No. Once you have your results, and following a discussion with a member of the Post 16 team, you may decide to choose a different option. As long as it fits in your timetable this can be arranged.
How different will Post 16 be to my GCSE studies?
Level 3 qualifications require a high level of independence. It will be expected that you put in around 30 hours of work outside the classroom to support your learning.
Once I start in September will there be any opportunity for me to change my mind about the subject I am studying or the pathway that I have chosen to follow?
Yes. You will have the opportunity to change in the first few weeks of the term. A number of students every year realise their chosen course isn’t really for them and change. It’s important to us that you make the right choice and you will be supported through this process. We encourage discussions with parents before final decisions are made.
Will College life be very different?
College life at Accord Sixth gives you an opportunity to become your own person. You will be self motivated and responsible for your own destiny. Working towards personal goals and aspirations, you will be expected to follow a bespoke programme of learning, independent of your peers, to maximise your future potential.
Can I easily get to Ossett from other parts of Wakefield and the surrounding area?
There are excellent local public transport links and we are close to the motorway network.
How will I know whether the study A level or a vocational programme?
This will depend on your GCSE results, personal learning style and your future career aspirations.
How it BTEC different from A levels?
BTEC students are taught in a more practical way and there is a mix of externally and internally assessed work, including coursework which is in the form of assignments and other hands-on tasks.
Will my parents be kept informed about how well I am doing at College?
Yes. There will be two Parents’ Consultation Evenings and three sets of printed reports will be sent home through the year. Parents will also be kept up to date with information about your attendance to college.