Our Sixth Form

The Sixth Form at Ormiston Rivers Academy is a vibrant and enriching community that helps our students to open doors and follow their dreams. We get to know each and every students’ specialist interests.

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 to take with them into their adult lives. We try where ever possible to build a bespoke offer that allies with our students’ ambitions.

All students also have regular access to qualified careers advisors and relevant guidance on their future progression into Higher Education, Apprenticeships or Employment, as well as being supported in exploring their options through opportunities including University fairs, visiting speakers, and mentoring. Alongside this, all Year 12 participate in a week of work experience to develop their transferable and employability skills and give them an experience of work in a chosen industry.

Alongside their qualifications, students get the chance to engage in a number of enrichment opportunities, such as specialist online learning through courses with the UK’s top Universities, fundraising activities for identified charities as part of Interact, international and domestic trips,  and extracurricular clubs such as sports clubs, Theatre Connections project and STEM club. Furthermore, students have access to a variety of leadership opportunities in the Sixth Form; from organising sporting events and school shows to acting as mentors for pupils lower down in the school or being an anti-bullying ambassador. They can also be members of the Academy’s Student Council leading on one of our key areas such as Equality, Environmental and ecological action or Community outreach, 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.