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Teaching and learning

Post-16 study at Thetford Academy Sixth Form is very much about independent learning but that does not mean you won’t have access to support when you need it.  

You will have access to an experienced tutor, dedicated teaching staff, the sixth form support office, and the director of sixth form.

A personal tutor will be assigned to students to support, advise and guide each student through the demands of the post-16 curriculum. This support structure will be available to you whenever you need it and we will offer guidance in a wide range of sixth form-related issues.

The quality of provision is continually evaluated by both the staff and students, giving honest feedback on all aspects of the curriculum and the additional activities and events that we offer you.

Private study time

All students in the Sixth Form will have some lessons each week when they are not directly taught.  

The private study time offers you a chance to organise your own work and to study in the academy. You will find that the more efficiently you use this time, the better your eventual level of success will be and you will take less work home. To help you to use this time effectively, the academy provides a number of areas to study. The expectation is that students complete a minimum of five hours' private study per subject per week.

Students should organise their time so as to balance their non-contact time between completion of homework, assignments or research using academy facilities and relaxing or socialising. If a high proportion of non-contact time is used to socialise, then more work will need to be taken home for evenings/weekends.