Welcome to TUS Sixth Form Academy
TUS 6th Form Academy is an inclusive and successful sixth form which is part of a The Urswick School. Our mission statement, ‘Believe and Achieve’, embodies why we maintain high expectations for all of our 6th formers to achieve during their time at sixth form and beyond.
TUS 6th Form Academy believes…
…all of our 6th formers should receive high quality teaching.
All of our A levels and BTECs are taught by subject specialists with extensive experience of teaching KS5. A number of our 6th form teachers are exam board examiners which benefits our students with their knowledge of what the examiners are expecting. A large proportion of our 6th form teachers only teach 6th form, enabling them to be available for support outside of lesson time.
…all of our 6th formers should be well equipped for their level 3 studies.
This is why all our 6th formers are issued with a brand-new iPad at the start of year 12. They are provided with all the stationary and textbooks they need for their courses. Our 6th formers also have access to the school library, before, during and after the school day and on Saturdays. Our sports students receive a free TUS 6th Form Academy Adidas tracksuit.
In addition, for those not eligible for the school bursary, they can apply for the ‘Headteacher’s hardship bursary fund’ if they are experiencing financial hardship.
…all of our 6th formers should be fuelled to learn.
We are the only 6th form in the country that provides a free school lunch every day to all students. 6th formers also have the choice to go out during lunch time. We are situated in the heart of Hackney, surrounded by a multitude of food outlets.
Our 6th formers are also provided with daily pastoral support through ‘family learning time’ in which a robust pastoral programme is delivered; tailored for our 6th formers.
TUS 6th Form Academy achieves…
Since the 6th form opened, it has grown from strength to strength and had many notable successes. Here are just a few:
TUS 6th Form Academy achieves ALPS Outstanding 3 times!
The OFSTED accredited organisation ALPS (Advanced Level Performance System) evaluates the data of school and Sixth Form Colleges. Each school is then given a score in terms of how much progress Sixth Form students have made from their different starting points and the effectiveness of the teaching students receive. In 2017, 2019 and 2020 TUS 6th Form Academy’s ALPS Score, in respect of year 12 AS Level and Year 13 A Level, places us in the top 10% of schools nationally. This means our Sixth Form is graded Outstanding.
TUS 6th Form Academy achieves university offers for all students including from Oxbridge!
We have had several students receive offers from Oxford and Cambridge including this academic year. All of our students received 1:1 tailor support with their applications to university which has led to great success.