Academic Information

Pupils joining Knights Academy become part of a Federation Sixth Form. Lessons and other activities will take place on the Knights Academy campus, however as part of the Federation our pupils are welcomed and encouraged to use the facilities and make the most of the opportunities provided by being a part of our Federation.

 

Knights Academy provides a wide-ranging and high quality curriculum that is suited to the needs of our school. We offer both ‘A’ Level and BTEC courses at Level 3 and there are opportunities for pupils to participate in our renowned facilities for sport, but also music, cultural, community, employment and other activities. We hope that Knights Academy pupils will honour all their commitments to all events and activities across our Federation. Our pupils continue into a wide range of Higher Education (including Oxbridge), Further Education (Music and Art Colleges) and employment.

 

We aim to create a hard-working, friendly and caring environment through the partnership of staff, pupils, parents, governors, employers and other friends. Our ethos of hard work, aiming for excellence and giving back to the school and wider community is fundamental to our success and is at the core of everything we do.

 

The Assistant Principal (Sixth Form) oversees the running of the Sixth Form at Knights Academy and is supported by a team of tutors, all of whom are on hand to offer guidance, support and academic tracking to our pupils throughout their two years. Our Careers Advisors have targeted programmes for each pupil where needs are ascertained following assessment of skills and strengths. We also put an emphasis on opportunities to volunteer or participate in our Elite Science or Business programmes.

 

There are regular enrichment events for the Sixth Form including social activities, the London UCAS Fair, Leadership Training, Master Class Day and many more. Also popular are the annual ‘Federation Lectures’ from prominent speakers across a variety of topics, aimed at stretching our Federation Sixth Form pupils and preparing them for university education.

 

To obtain a broad and balanced education Sixth Formers are strongly advised to take advantage of the variety of opportunities on offer in the Extension Studies Programme with a wide range of opportunities offered across the Federation, including the Duke of Edinburgh Award and the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ). Our Sixth Form Pupils are expected to take an active part in the life of the school and act as role models for the younger pupils. Notably our Year 13 can go on to form the selected team of Prefects and House Captains who lead the wider school community.