How big is Studio 6?
For the year starting September 2012 we will have up to 200 places available.
How do I get into Studio 6?
We will be delighted to receive applications from students already at the Academy and from other secondary schools.
To apply you need to complete the application form on the back page as soon as possible. You will then be invited to an interview to discuss your application. We will want to chat with you about your future career ambitions and your subject choices.
If your application is successful you will be offered a conditional place depending on your GCSE grades. When GCSE grades are known in August, places will be confirmed. Providing your grades are acceptable you will then start Studio 6 in September 2013.
Will being in Studio 6 seem like school?
No, there is a completely different atmosphere as you will be based in an adult learning environment where you take a lot of responsibility for your own progress.
Will there be parent evenings and communications with parents?
Yes, we believe this is very important. Parent evenings will be held every term for Studio 6 students. Progress information will also be sent out to parents six times a year and there will also be regular newsletters giving information about what's happening in Studio 6. We are always happy to meet with parents to discuss any concerns. We consider the involvement of parents to be a key factor in the success of every student.
What will my hours be?
You will need to be in the Academy within normal school hours, between 08:25 and 15:30 Monday - Friday.
You will receive a personal timetable giving your class times and you will also have time for personal study.
Will I need to wear school uniform?
No, but you will need to dress in a smart business-like way including wearing a black suit jacket.
What courses do you offer?
We offer a wide range of courses including A-level and Btec at Level 2 and Level 3.
What GCSE grades do I need to take A-levels?
You will need a minimum of five GCSEs at grades C or above.
What does AS and A2 mean when talking about A-levels?
In the first year you will study at AS level, and the next year at A2 level. The combined scores will give you your overall A-level result.
Do you offer more focused work-related courses without exams?
Yes, we offer a good range of interesting well-regarded courses covering subjects such as business, health and social care, sport and travel and tourism.
Can I resit GCSE's in Studio 6?
If your GCSE English or maths results were disappointing you can do re-sits to improve your grades.
What's the registration system like?
You will use our electronic system, which is simple and quick.
Can I get help if I am struggling with work or have a personal problem?
Yes, members of our unique Upgrade Team support students in all kinds of different ways. If you are finding your studies difficult or are disappointed with your grades, then the team will help. They will even be there for you if you are unlucky in love or have a big worry outside of the Academy.
How can I get more information about Studio 6, courses or the Academy?
Send an email to the Studio 6 administrator, Miss O'Neill at email@example.com or give her a ring on MK 341791.