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Post 16

Dixons Allerton Academy is a great place to study where students take the next steps on their learning journey towards university, apprenticeship or employment. We have high expectations and promote an ethos of professionalism through our code of conduct and academic rigour.

Young people need skills for a rapidly changing work-place that requires people who are able to adapt, be resourceful, innovate, have quality inter-personal skills and work effectively in teams. We are big enough to create a lively and stimulating atmosphere and to offer a broad range of courses, but small enough for students to get a supportive personalised approach that will prepare them both intellectually and emotionally for a successful life.

We offer a wide range of courses at Level 3 (Advanced study), that include a variety of academic A levels and vocational courses (BTEC and OCR). The wider programme of study includes: work related learning, independent study skills, university visits and career development.

Central to our commitment is high quality teaching leading to a high quality learning experience. We embrace innovation and future technologies and implement these into our day to day life.Each scholar engages with a charity called the Learning Foundation.Through this partnership they buy or lease a Chromebook laptop for the duration of their studies. Post-16 study leads the way in the use of platforms such as Google Drive, OWL and Google Classroom. This allows teachers and students to work in a flexible and collaborative way.

Many of our own students choose to continue their studies at Allerton and for good reasons. If you are considering applying to us from another school, you will find the atmosphere friendly and open. We admit a number of external applicants each year, and you will soon feel very much a part of the team. We take great pride in the good relationships that exist between students and staff and within the student body. As you near the end of Year 11, you are faced with a range of choices including employment, training, or continuing your studies elsewhere. You need to explore all these paths and get advice from many sources.

Post 16 Tuition Funding Statement

Procedures for Post-16 entry

There are a total of 240 places in Post 16 (Years 12 & 13); with 120 places specifically for Year 12. All applicants who meet the entry criteria will be admitted if 120 or fewer apply for admission.

Year 11 students who meet the required entry criteria have the opportunity to progress automatically into Year 12. We have a minimum of 10 spaces for external applications. If fewer of the Academy’s Year 11 student’s progress to Post 16, additional external applicants who meet the required entry criteria will be admitted up to the overall Year 12 capacity. Students not currently on roll who wish to join Post-16 must complete a Post-16 application form and return it to the Academy by the 8th April 2022.

Please pick three options from the sections below, but only one subject in band A-D. You may pick more than one option in band E. You may change your options choices again on results day, as long as the entry criteria are met. If you wish to change your options, please do NOT apply again.

Deadline for applications Friday 8th April 2022


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