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Our sixth form is changing

Published on 20/06/17

From September 2017 we're taking a new path for the sixth form at The Hewett Academy.

We'll be focusing on our popular two-year BTEC Sport & Exercise Science course, which offers students a qualification worth three A Levels and covers a diverse range of subjects including biology and psychology, as well as practical sport.

The course makes great use of our unique sporting and teaching facilities in the centre of Norwich.

In his letter to students and parents to explain the changes, principal Tom Leverage wrote: "Like many other sixth forms around the county we regularly review the courses we offer and how we can ensure students get the best learning and social experience possible.

"In our experience for A Level that means having a broad range of complementary courses that give students clear opportunities to work with each other and create supportive learning communities.  As students increasingly opt for larger centres, it has been difficult for us to match that experience.

"That is why we have decided that from September 2017 we intend to focus on our popular BTEC Sport and Exercise Science course, which is a self-contained course equivalent to three A Levels and enables us to give a properly rounded experience to students.

"We are talking to students who had applied to start A Level courses with us to help them find the best alternative courses, either with one of the Inspiration Trust's other local sixth forms or with other providers.

"For our existing sixth formers, we will continue to support them through to the end of their course. These changes will not affect the curriculum we offer through Year 7 to 11."