6th Form

Welcome to our 6th Form pages

Here you will find news, photos and information about life at Ryde Academy as a 6th Former. We have also produced a short video with some of the highlights of studying at our  6th Form Centre.

Recent Announcements

  • Psychology Psychology was brought to life in class. A student stormed in demanding to know what an electrical synapse was. The nerve! #psychologybanter #NotMyJoke!
    Posted 15 Mar 2017, 03:45 by Nat Admin
  • Work Experience It looks like our 6th Formers had a great time during their work experience and gained some useful skills. Students were placed in a variety of organisations including Cats Protection ...
    Posted 6 Feb 2017, 02:43 by Nat Admin
  • 6th Formers Health Promotion Campaign Thank you to the Year 13 Double Award Health & Social Care class for sending us information about work they have been doing as part of their Public Health unit.  They ...
    Posted 6 Dec 2016, 02:24 by Nat Admin
  • A Level Psychology students creating memories Mrs Robert's Psychology students finished their first topic in style. Students created posters in their own time to help them revise the topic of memory. They decided to take ...
    Posted 10 Nov 2016, 02:02 by Nat Admin
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6th Form Committee

We have a strong 6th Form committee of students who meet regularly to represent student views and share ideas. We enjoy working as part of a student - teacher team and feel it is valuable opportunity to promote young leaders within our school community.

The 6th Form Committee helps students to develop confidence and to contribute to the running of the 6th Form in a professional and responsible manner. They are able to raise areas of concern and suggest solutions to issues that face them.  It also provides students with an opportunity to be an active citizen and to help us to promote the aims of the 6th Form at Ryde Academy.

Last year the student committee was actively engaged in:

  • Reviewing the dress code for 6th Form students.
  • Selecting charity initiatives to support and organising events.
  • Suggesting reward trips and social events.
  • Looking at resource requirements for the new 6th Form Campus.
  • Discussing PHSE activities and the Tutor support programme.

Psychology

posted 15 Mar 2017, 03:45 by Nat Admin

Psychology was brought to life in class. A student stormed in demanding to know what an electrical synapse was. The nerve! #psychologybanter #NotMyJoke!





Work Experience

posted 6 Feb 2017, 02:42 by Nat Admin   [ updated 6 Feb 2017, 02:43 ]

It looks like our 6th Formers had a great time during their work experience and gained some useful skills. Students were placed in a variety of organisations including Cats Protection, DNN Signs, Fired Art, Nettlestone Primary,     A R Ball Engineering, Briddlesford Farm and Caterpillar Music. 

Thank you to everyone that participated. We couldn't have done it without you and the students really appreciated it.








6th Formers Health Promotion Campaign

posted 6 Dec 2016, 02:24 by Nat Admin

Thank you to the Year 13 Double Award Health & Social Care class for sending us information about work they have been doing as part of their Public Health unit.  They investigated various health promotion campaigns as well as delivering their own campaign.

The students carried out a Sugar Smart campaign about the dangers of sugar and how to live a healthier lifestyle by changing sugar habits. They went to four Year 7 form groups to deliver a presentation about sugar and work on activities which involved the children matching the food products to the amount of sugar they thought was in them. This has expanded their knowledge of sugar, helped them to make healthier choices and shocked them when they found out about the hidden sugars that are in foods they eat on a day-to-day basis. The 6th formers also put up a display board in the canteen promoting the Sugar Swap and Sugar Smart campaigns from Change 4 Life.

One of the form tutors who saw their sugar campaign said "Good introduction with questions included to engage students with the class. Really good presentation and important choice of topic, thank you".

The students said "we think we have helped to change the opinions of these children, as they were all really shocked by the sheer amount of sugar in some foods. The before and after questionnaires also showed how much they had learnt about sugar and the guidelines surrounding sugar".

Yi Chin, Lauren Long, Lauren Battman, Chloe Churches and Chloe Connolly

A Level Psychology students creating memories

posted 10 Nov 2016, 02:02 by Nat Admin

Mrs Robert's Psychology students finished their first topic in style. 

Students created posters in their own time to help them revise the topic of memory. They decided to take it up a level by making the posters interactive. They used different materials to make information stand out: coins, glitter, lego, nothing was safe!

Students voted for the best poster - Katie Eliott was declared the winner followed closely by runners up Abi Thomson and Lauren O'Rourke. Congratulations to all - Keep up the hard work!






6th Form Head Boy & Girl

posted 26 Oct 2016, 00:18 by Nat Admin   [ updated 26 Oct 2016, 00:18 ]

Congratulations to Amber and Kieran for being nominated as the 6th Form's Head Boy and Girl

Kieran receives Lord Lieutenant's Cadet award

posted 17 Oct 2016, 02:54 by Nat Admin   [ updated 17 Oct 2016, 02:56 ]


Congratulations to Kieran for his recent appointment as the Lord Lieutenant's Cadet. 

Kieran explained 'as the Lord Lieutenant's Cadet it is my role to accompany him on royal visits and remembrance services. It provides me with the opportunity to meet people like the Princess Royal among others.  It's something I take a deep sense of pride in as it is quite the opportunity to be nominated and an honour to receive. Equally it's a positive way to show a strong sense of community cohesion between the younger generation and the The Lord Lieutenant as well as the Local Council and charitable organisations'.

6th Form MacMillan Coffee Morning

posted 5 Oct 2016, 03:30 by Nat Admin

Well done to the 6th Formers who baked and sold some amazing cakes on Friday as part of MacMillan’s Coffee Morning. 

The students raised £100 for the cancer charity. Thank you also to the parents and staff that contributed cake and donations.

 



A Level Success 2016

posted 19 Aug 2016, 03:51 by Nat Admin   [ updated 19 Aug 2016, 03:52 ]

We are delighted and really proud of our students who received their results today.


50% of students achieved A*/A and 100% of students achieved at least two A Levels or equivalent. 88% of students achieved at least three A Levels or equivalent and 56% received an A* to B in A Levels or equivalent.


All of our students who applied to university have achieved a place which is a fantastic result and a credit to their efforts and the work of our staff. We would like to wish all our students all the best for the future.




6th Form Taster Days

posted 29 Jul 2016, 01:18 by Nat Admin

We held our 6th Form taster days at the beginning of July. This gave students starting in September a chance to come and try out A Level and vocational lessons. There were a range of different subjects on offer alongside the opportunity to visit our sister Academy at Sandown to experience lessons offered through the East Wight collaboration.

We received lots of positive feedback from the students.

"I found out what it was like at 6th form and the experience has reinforced my choices."

" I now have a better understanding of the subjects I chose to try and enjoy them. I may not have chosen the subjects if it wasn't for the taster days."

Students who attended the taster days also had the opportunity to take part in enrichment activities on Wednesday afternoon. We would like to extend our thanks to the Military Preparation College and the Ryde Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club for leading the activities for us.



Visit to Portsmouth University

posted 23 Nov 2015, 04:40 by Nat Admin   [ updated 19 Aug 2016, 03:58 ]

On Wednesday 11 November Year 12 students went to Portsmouth University as one of the early steps in helping them to think about their future career plans.  At the university, Portsmouth student ambassadors explained about their university experiences and we took part in an activity linked to student finance and budgeting. Students were encouraged to think about day to day living costs and how to manage their money carefully.  

In the afternoon students attended an Introduction to Criminology lecture and were given advice about the application process. It was a really interesting day and we are pleased to see students have already started looking at university open days and gathering more information on specific degree courses. Chichester university will be visiting us in the new year to help prepare for the UCAS convention.

 

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