Help to choose the right course

Our vision for Sixth Form is to develop our students holistically, to enable them to succeed both academically and in developing the skills and qualities needed when they leave.

  • We believe in creating resilient, empathetic, passionate young people who are valued within their community.
  • We believe that students should have no ceiling to their aspirations, and we will strive to help them to achieve these aspirations.

We offer a wide range of academic A-level subjects and have recently introduced select vocational BTEC qualifications, allowing students to combine subjects which will provide them with the best opportunity for success.

All individual A-Levels and Vocational Qualifications are 4-5 hours per week. As a result, all Sixth Form students study a minimum of 12 hours per week with some accessing more hours depending on their individual circumstance.

Our ASPIRE programme aims to provide students with appropriate career advice and guidance, support students with their health and wellbeing and develop skills needed for the future, such as financial advice, leadership and living independently.

“The curriculum enriches students’ personal development. They take part in work placements, business breakfasts and work with refugees. They also gain leadership responsibilities in teaching and supporting younger pupils. Students receive effective careers guidance. This enables them to progress to higher education and employment.” Ofsted March 2020

All students considering Sixth Form can be part of a wide range of activities to support them in making the right decision.

We offer all potential students a Personalised Induction Programme.

In Key Stage 4, students will have several opportunities to find out more about the Sixth Form, some of which are:

Subject taster sessions:-

  • Visit the Sixth Form Centre
  • Meet the Sixth Form students
  • Attend Open Evenings
  • Coffee Evenings
  • Individual meetings with members of the Sixth Form Team.

If you are considering Sixth Form we would encourage you to contact the Sixth Form Team for an appointment to help to discuss the range of opportunities that you could be involved in to help support your decision.

A level courses are traditional academic qualifications involving examinations and coursework. They are usually examined at the end of a two year course.

Making the right choice following your GCSEs is crucial for your future success.

At Consett Academy we focus on traditional academic study skills. We offer Advanced level qualifications supporting students to achieve academic excellence.

Please see our 2022-23 Subject Offer and subject presentations. (All subjects offered are subject to recruitment numbers)

Applied Science, Art, Biology, Business Studies, Chemistry, Computer Science, English Language, English Literature, Further Maths, Geography, Health and Social Care, History, Languages, Maths, Music, Physics, Product Design, Psychology, Religious Studies, Sociology, Sport.

For further details or information about Consett Academy Sixth Form please contact Ms Jobling alternatively you can request information by email via