Firstly, let me thank you for expressing an interest in the courses available in our Sixth Form.
Giles Academy is a very popular school. Our students travel from far and wide to come here. We are designated as a high performing arts specialist school and a leading edge school and achievement by students in exams continues to improve each year. We are not complacent, however, and we are always looking at how we can improve opportunities for our students to gain the best grades that they can. We want to instil in them an appreciation of hard work and commitment. We are ambitious for them and want them to be ambitious for themselves.
The range of courses available at Giles builds on our strengths while meeting the needs of those wanting to access education here. We actively seek feedback on the types of courses which our students would like to study. In addition we are always looking to improve our facilities to best suit the specialist needs of the courses, something which is particularly important in the Sixth Form.
A key feature of what makes us popular is the combination of the excellent teaching available here with the supportive structure which comes from a school Sixth Form.
Ofsted have, in the past, praised the quality of our Sixth Form when they said:
“A strong feature of the good and outstanding teaching in the Sixth Form is the well-targeted intervention and specialist support given to individual students.”
“The Sixth Form is successful because of its highly effective leadership, which ensures that the students achieve good outcomes”.
We hope you will find the information you require in this section of our website. If you have any further questions about our Sixth Form please do not hesitate to contact us.
Ian Widdows, Headteacher