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6th Form

Q3 Academy Tipton Sixth Form


Welcome to Q3 Academy Tipton 6th Form. The next two years promise to be two of the most exciting and challenging years of your life. Our vision is to inspire our students to aim high, to develop confidence, independence and resourcefulness so that they grow into young adults who are responsible and effective members of the wider community, well-equipped to thrive in the ever-changing world in which we live.

We place strong emphasis on pastoral support and the value of relationships to enhance individual well-being and academic success and provide a supportive and challenging environment in which our students are able to flourish. At Q3 Tipton, we will help you develop skills that will equip you for higher education and the workplace.

6th Form Curriculum

In all subject areas we aim to provide specialist teaching which will motivate and empower our students. The curriculum is structured to develop the depth of knowledge, understanding and skills required for academic success; it will also develop successful study habits through independent study and metacognitive strategies. Regular, meaningful assessment and feedback are an essential part of the curriculum in all areas.  

A Level Pathway

Students will study three A Levels during their time in sixth form. All A Level subjects are now on linear specifications. At the end of year 12 mock exams will provide an accurate assessment point and ensure that all students remain on a successful learning plan.

Vocational Level 3 Pathway

This allows you to study a combination of coursework based subjects. This pathway will provide you with a professional vocational experience that will enable you to progress in to employment, apprenticeships or university.

Blended pathway

This provides you with real variety, as you can choose to combine A Level and vocational qualifications. This pathway provides you with a balance of academic rigour and vocational experiences that will enable you to progress on to further training, university or employment.


GCSE English and Maths Resit- It is a national requirement that all students must re-sit their English and/or Maths GCSE if they do not achieve at least a grade 4 in Year 11.

Careers Advice & Guidance

We ensure all of our students receive appropriate advice regarding their “next steps” during their time at Q3 Academy Tipton through a programme of careers education and advice and guidance provided by our pastoral team and our careers adviser. Furthermore, students are supported in seeking work and volunteering placements which will further enhance their readiness for future applications and life outside education

For more information on careers, contact Ms C Johnson, Careers and aspiration

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Applications will be welcome from students considering admission to the Q3 Academy Tipton Sixth Form for September 2021. Students will be considered for admission providing they meet the entry criteria as set out in the prospectus. Students in Year 11 at Q3 Tipton will be given application forms in school. Students from other schools can, download an application form below or email  for more information.

Enrichment Oppurtunities

We firmly believe that all students should have the opportunity to further their learning and skills as part of their programme of study. We have developed a wide range of enrichment opportunities that promote academic excellence, leadership and independence. Q3 Academy Tipton, provides a wide range of extra-curricular activities including trips in the UK and abroad and opportunities for students to take on positions of leadership and responsibility.

Dress Code

Sixth Form is an important time in your life, and we aim to prepare you as much as possible to develop into a well-rounded citizen able to flourish in the world.  Students in the Sixth Form are role models and leaders for pupils in younger years. As Sixth Form students at Q3 Academy Tipton you are expected set a positive example in your conduct, attendance, approaches to learning and appearance. Our sixth form will wear business dress based around suits for both boys and girls. Our dress code is designed to meet the requirements of a professional office environment

For female students this would include;

  • Tailored clothing, trousers, skirt, dress, smart business shirts/ blouses and formal tailored jackets.
  • Appropriate smart/ formal shoes

For male students this would include:

  • Tailored suit, shirt and tie or
  • Tailored trousers, shirt, tie and formal tailored jacket.
  • V neck jumper under jacket if desired but not instead of a formal tailored jacket.
  • Appropriate smart/ formal shoe

Bursary Applications

The 16-19 Bursary Fund targets support towards the most financially disadvantaged 16 to 19 Year olds who need help with the costs of staying on in education.  Q3 Academy Tipton will determine the eligibility criteria for discretionary bursaries and conditions for payment for all awards. The 16-19 Bursary will only be awarded to a student that is eligible and facing genuine financial barriers to participating.





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