Lea Valley Academy

Sixth Form Life

Quality teaching and results

Our inspiring network of subject leaders works hard with students to ensure they achieve their goals. Strong emphases on active learning in the classroom, alongside constantly challenging students to work independently ensure students reach or exceed their individual set targets.

Our Post-16 education programme is designed around students’ needs, to offer an extensive range of courses and levels fit to provide students with everything they need to succeed. The majority of class sizes are small, with the advantage that students can discuss alignments, study techniques and revision methods in greater detail with their teachers.

Support and preparation

Pastoral care is an important element of Sixth Form; all students follow a structured programme which supports in engaging with the demands of post-16 education and prepares students for university and employment. The process of dedicated tutorial sessions aims to keep their goals in mind throughout the duration of the course, remain well-motivated and retain a sense of realism about their academic performance.

We provide UCAS support, work experience opportunities, volunteering opportunities, mock interviews and university visits to place students in the perfect position when they leave us and go on to university and the workplace. Our Sixth Form Tutor Team is skilled in monitoring and raising student attainment, and also prepares students for Higher Education, training and employment.

Life at Lea Valley Sixth Form

Throughout the two years in Sixth Form, students are provided with ample opportunity to develop their skills and attributes, to ensure they leave as well-rounded, responsible, confident, community members. It is our pledge to students that we will develop student interests and abilities and create a learning environment that will build and stimulate independence and ambition.

At Lea Valley, students are part of a school committed to raising aspirations. Our enrichment programme works alongside academic study to provide each student with the chance to extend their interests, try something new and develop their portfolio of skills. 

Examples include:

  • Duke of Edinburgh
  • Careers Fairs
  • Student Parliament
  • Ernst and Young Smart Futures
  • Future Learn
  • Student Tutorial and Subject Mentoring
  • Sporting Activities and Performing Arts
  • First Aid and Sutton Trust.