We will be pleased to welcome students considering their future educational options to our Sixth Form Open Evening on Wednesday 7th November.
At Kettering Buccleuch Academy, there is a shared commitment to ensuring that every one of our A Level students achieves success. Strong leadership, high quality teaching and rigorous standards are at the heart of this commitment with an expectation that students arrive with a thirst for learning and the necessary self-motivation and hard-work ethic to succeed.
A Levels are the academic passport to the next stage of an important journey and we therefore recognise the importance of the transition to Key Stage 5 in a young person’s life.
The culture of diligence and ambition experienced at Key Stage 4 is further developed within a business like environment that fully prepares students for success at university or the workplace. The KBA Sixth Form experience immerses students in fantastic facilities, including the use of their own designated study areas whilst maintaining constant access to the support of the whole school community.
Our academy is a friendly environment with a core ethos of hard work and student effort. A Level students at KBA are highly successful and the results of 2017/18 are testament to this with 81% of students achieving an A*-C grade and within this, 49% achieving the higher grades of A*-B.
We offer a wide range of academic and vocational courses alongside a package of enrichment opportunities, which will maximise students’ successes when gaining entry to Russell Group or Top Third universities. Dedicated support with UCAS applications and personal statements are strengths of the KBA Sixth Form as you will receive excellent support provided by specialist staff with proven success at helping students achieve places at top universities. Each student has access to highly experienced personal tutors and Heads of Department to support with applications for further studies, jobs and apprenticeships.
In the KBA Sixth Form, students will have the freedom to express themselves as young adults, whilst still receiving all the support, academic rigour and guidance necessary to guide them through Key Stage 5. We are very proud of our Sixth Form students and invest significantly to give them the most robust academic experience possible. Our dedicated Sixth Form team and teachers provide thorough academic and pastoral support and because we are acutely aware that the aspirations of every student is different, our tutoring and pastoral systems ensure that individual needs are fully met.