Sixth Form

Welcome to the Sixth Form. You will be aware that students who are currently in Year 11 are now required to go onto further study, or to take a job with training (e.g. an apprenticeship). We are delighted that you are considering continuing your studies with us.

This is an exciting time, as we are expanding our range of sixth form courses and offering a new personal development programme, all of which is designed to help you achieve your career goals. You will have the opportunity to take a much broader range of courses than at Key Stage Four, so it is vital that you study the prospectus carefully and ask questions of subject teachers and the Student Subject Leaders, that you will see around school

The programmes of study available in the sixth form are designed for students with a wide range of goals. Whether you wish to improve upon your performance at Key Stage Four, want to keep your options open in terms of further study or know that you definitely want to go on to university, we have a programme of study designed to help you get to where you want to go.

In addition to your chosen programme of study, you will undertake a structured personal development programme which will provide personalised advice and guidance and additional courses/enrichment activities. The personal development programmes have been carefully designed to provide you with a wide range of skills and experiences which will appeal to both future employers and provide evidence to support a University application.

key features of life in the sixth form:
• More study time – you will normally have 9 timetabled hours for each subject choice.
• More independence – you will have some study time on your timetable, to enable you to work on tasks
set by your teachers and also to pursue personal development activities
• More responsibility – as a sixth form student, you will play a leading role in the life of the Academy
and set an example to younger students. You will be expected to be mature and learn to manage your
time and competing demands for yourself.
• More opportunities – there are a wider range of opportunities open to sixth form students, including
work experience, volunteering, online learning and trips both in the UK and overseas, including visits
to Belgium and Italy.

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The latest government advice is that anyone who shows symptoms (a cough and/or high temperature) of COVID 19 should self-isolate for 14 days along with members of their household.
The school is now closed except to students who have access via our ‘closure support plan’.
Thank you for all your support and patience in these uncertain times.  Please check our website regularly for updates.

 

Important information about Show My Homework during school closure:

During school closure, all learning tasks will be set via Show My Homework.  There will be tasks on Show My Homework for students to complete every day.

To log in, please go to www.showmyhomework.co.uk
All queries about logging in, including any issues with passwords, must be sent via email to remoteithelp@berwickacademy.co.uk 
 
Student Logins:
Parent Logins:
  • Log in using the email address that you wish to use as your Show My Homework contact email.
  • Use the parent login code sent home by the school with your child.
  • If you need further help to log in, you should contact remoteithelp@berwickacademy.co.uk

We expect Year 9 and 10 students to complete the work set on Show My Homework in the new exercise book that they were given on Friday 20th March.  Your child should bring this exercise book back to school when we re-open.  Years 11-13 should continue work in their existing books and folders, as directed by their teacher.

Show My Homework

Show My Homework is the online portal that we use for tracking and managing your child’s homework.

Show My Homework provides:

Show My Homework app, which can be accessed with your login code, as an easy way to keep up-to-date with your child’s homework    We hope that this will be of use to you in viewing and tracking the work set for your child.

While parents should use their login code, students should select the ‘Login with Office 365’ button to log in, which is situated directly beneath the main login boxes at the top of the web page.  To log in, please visit www.showmyhomework.co.uk.

If your child is having difficulty logging in, their first action should be to contact  remoteithelp@berwickacademy.co.ukIf there are further queries following this, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with the team at Show My Homework, who are always happy to help. Just log a query using help.showmyhomework.co.uk or call 0207 1979550.