Sixth Form

The Sixth Form at Ormiston Rivers Academy is a vibrant and enriching community that helps our students achieve and enjoy.
Rivers Sixth Form Open Evening – Thursday 3rd October 2019 6.00 to 8.30pm

At Ormiston Rivers Sixth Form, we strive to offer a wide ranging and enriching education to our students. Our curriculum offer ensures that all students have the chance to build a programme of study that allows them to not only achieve, but to establish firm and productive progression routes for after their Sixth Form experience. All students also have regular access to qualified careers advisors and relevant guidance on their future progression into Higher Education, Apprenticeships or Employment.

Alongside their qualifications, students get the chance to engage in a number of extra-curricular opportunities, such as specialist online learning through courses with the UK’s top Universities, fundraising activities for Camps International excursions and enrichment trips to London theatres to name but a few. Furthermore, students have access to a variety of leadership opportunities in the Sixth Form; through organising sporting events, school shows and mentoring sessions for pupils lower down in the school. They can also be members of the Academy’s Student Council, or be part of our Sixth Form Leadership Team.

At the heart of the Sixth Form lies a strong system of pastoral care. The Sixth Form pastoral team are on hand to support students with their studies, career and higher education guidance and applications. Students are expected to develop and demonstrate qualities of self-motivation, maturity, resilience and commitment to their studies.

We are very proud of the outcomes achieved by our students.

‘A’ Level Results 2018

More than 50% students continuing on to University education, studying a range of courses, such as Architecture, English & American Literature, Biology, Geography, History, Law & Criminology, Medical Science, Nursing, Mechanical Engineering, Events Management and Musical Theatre.

A vast majority of students secured places at their chosen universities.

100% pass rates in 11 A Level subjects, including Biology, Chemistry, English Literature, Geography, History and Law.

100% pass rates in 8 Applied & Technical subjects, including Accounting, Business Studies, Information Technology & Engineering.

Individual Successes

Year 13
o E.Milton: AAB (English, History & Sociology) and A in Extended Project and C in AS Creative Writing – going to University of Kent to study English & American Literature
o T.Damps: BB Distinction (Creative Writing, Law & Performing Arts). This is a remarkable achievement as Thomas has a visual impairment and is on the autistic spectrum. He is staying on at the academy next year to gain more qualifications alongside work experience as a Teaching Assistant with some of our SEN students.
o J.Trussell: BB Distinction* (Mathematics, Physics & Engineering) – going to study Mechanical Engineering at Brunel
o N.Rolingson: BBB (Chemistry, Mathematics and Psychology and A* in Extended Project and D in AS Physics – going to university to study Natural Sciences
o T.Oldham: BBB (English Literature, Law and Sociology) and A in Extended Project – going to study Law & Criminology at the University of Kent
o R.Lowman: BB Distinction* (Art, Law & BTEC Sport) and A in Extended Project
o L.Hunt: AAD (English Literature, Performing Arts & Religious Studies) and B in Extended Project – going to study Musical theatre at the University of West London

Year 12
o J.Tavner: 4 A grades at AS Level (Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics)
o A.Cooper: 3 A grades at AS Level (Biology, Chemistry and Physics) and A* in Extended Project
o E.Bird: AAB in AS Levels (Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics) and A in Extended Project
o L.Wakenell: AC in AS Levels (Law & Sociology) and A in Extended Project
o J.Smee: A in AS Law and A* in Extended Project

Please click on links below:

Sixth Form Prospectus

Applying to Sixth Form

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