Mar 20

Michael is ARTiculate

Sixth Form student Michael Beattie successfully competed against 4000 applicants to achieve third place in the prestigious ‘ARTiculation Prize’ held in association with Cambridge University at Clare College, Cambridge. The ARTiculation Prize has been designed to give young people a forum in which they are able to express their own ideas on art.

The competition was an extraordinary event with some truly outstanding presentations.  This year’s adjudicator was Tim Marlow, Artistic Director of the Royal Academy of Arts, who expressed just how impressed he was by Michael’s presentation on Hélio Oiticica, Tropicália.


Mar 20

Revision Retreat

Students from the Sixth Form and Year 11 recently visited the idyllic Lake District on a revision retreat.  There was a focus on stretching students from across the Multi Academy Trust in their GCSE English Literature studies.  A Level students were on hand to support and share their experience of Sixth Form so far.

Mar 06

Baltic Brilliance

Our current AS and A level Fine Art and Photography students ventured to the Baltic Contemporary Gallery to kick start their own investigations in support of their exam. The students showed a really positive attitude and were engaged with all aspects of the work on show. The Photography groups also visited ‘The Side’ photographic gallery to view an exhibition entitled ‘Detroit-Unbroken’.

Feb 06

Project Perfection

Students have been presenting their extended projects to a panel of Sixth Form staff. From a photographic project on the changing nature of women’s fashion, to an experiment in altering the genetic makeup of wheat, via a fully functional computer game, the things our students have achieved independently are truly breathtaking. Well done!

Jan 27

Information Evening 2017

We had our best turnout yet for the latest Sixth Form Open Evening. This was a chance for students to think about where they want to be in three years time, and with seven universities and three higher apprenticeship providers in attendance, they had plenty of people to talk to. But even better than talking to the professionals, potential sixth formers had the chance to hear from our successful candidates for Cambridge, Durham and Veterinary school. 

Applications for our Sixth Form are still open. You can download an application form to fill in and hand to our school reception here.

Alternatively you can apply through our UCAS Progress site here.

Applications are filling up fast so make sure you submit yours as soon as possible! Ou closing date is 10th February!

Jan 13

Offers of a Lifetime!

Offers have started to flood in for our sixth form students from universities across the country, but special mention has to go to Adam Liddle who has secured a place studying Natural Sciences at Christ’s College Cambridge.  Adam is a hugely talented scientist who has passed the most rigorous application process in the country – we are immensely proud of him.

Uni-1Among the many students who have secured excellent offers, three former Sandhill View students stand out.  Brandon Smith has been offered a place at Veterinary School in Liverpool while Bobbie-Jay Barnett and Dillon Scott are both heading to Durham to study Psychology and Physics respectively.  Many congratulations to all of our hard-working sixth formers! Uni-2

Dec 13

Adding to their Success

maths-1On Tuesday 7 November 5 students from sixth form were entered for the senior UK Maths Challenge. The Senior Challenge is aimed at all 16 – 19 year olds studying mathematics. The challenge involves answering 25 multiple choice questions in 90 minutes and is sat in school under normal exam conditions. Our Sixth Formers who rose to the challenge did particularly well with Jack Udale  & Michael Beattie attaining gold awards and Adam Liddle & Sam Lowery each getting silver. Jack and Michael now go on to participate in the next round of the competition. Well done to you all and good luck to Jack & Michael!

Dec 13

All in the Mind

think-1Last week our sixth form students took part in a ‘ThinkWell’ workshop, which focused on mental health and emotional well-being. The initiative was set up by Jonny Benjamin and the session followed his story, “Stranger on a Bridge”, which has attracted worldwide media attention. Our students left the session much more aware of signs to look out for in both themselves and others in relation to mental health.

Dec 09

Southmoor Sages


Students in the Sixth Form recently took part in auditions for a place in the nationally recognised Stage Business Partnership Programme. Ten of our students were invited down to London on an all expenses trip to undertake their first public speaking workshop. Outside of the full day training session, held at the Old Vic Theatre, students enjoyed shopping in Oxford Street, a meal and a chance to get a feel for the city.

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Dec 06

Open Evening 2016

1f786b4e-346b-4c73-9953-d49ee516494aThe Sixth Form was a hive of activity last Thursdayt.  We had a fantastic turnout from Southmoor and Sandhill View pupils as well as students from other schools across the city and beyond coming to see our wonderful Sixth Form. This was our biggest event so far, with so many staff, parents and pupils coming together to enjoy everything our post 16 facilities have to offer.

If you’d like to apply for our Sixth Form, please use our online application service here

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