Churchill Academy

Join our Sixth Form

We'd love for you to join our Sixth Form! Below you'll find our Prospectus and application form, plus other key information that you might need. 

Please note:

  • The Year 12 timetable blocks for the 2022-23 Academic Year have now been set so you cannot choose more than one subject in each block - see below for details.

Block A

Block B

Block C

Block D

Biology

Applied Science

Biology

Chemistry

Chemistry

Art

Business

Core Maths

Core Maths

Art Textiles

Core Maths

Design Technology

EPQ

Core Maths

English Language

Economics

Geography

EPQ

EPQ

English Language

Government & Politics

Further Maths  *

French

English Literature

Health & Social Care

Geography

History

EPQ

ICT

History

Maths

Food Science

Media Studies

Law

Media Studies

Maths

Performing Arts

Maths

Philosophy & Ethics

Music Technology

Physics

Psychology

Photography

Physical Education

Psychology

Study Skills

Study Skills

Psychology

Sociology

 

 

Sociology

Study Skills

 

 

Study Skills

 * Students wishing to study A-level Further Mathematics must also study A-level Mathematics

 

Sixth Form Prospectus

Entry Requirements

Students wishing to study an Advanced Level or other Level 3 course at Churchill Sixth Form need a minimum of 3 GCSE passes at grade 5 and 2 GCSE passes at grade 4, or above. Individual subjects have specific entry requirements which are listed in the prospectus. 

Application Form

To apply to join Sixth Form simply complete the Application Form (PDF) or Application Form (word)

If you submitted your application on or before 5 January 2022 we have endeavoured to accommodate your subject choices, although we cannot guarantee all subject combinations.  Late applications will be considered, but subjects may be full and there may be reduced choice in terms of subject combinations. 

Please return your completed form to the Sixth Form Manager, Churchill Academy & Sixth Form, Churchill Green, Churchill, North Somerset, BS25 5QN or by e-mail to ret@churchill-academy.org.

Financial Assistance Information

16-19 Bursary Fund
The Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) allocate the 16‐19 Bursary Fund to the Academy.   

It is designed to support post‐16 students in full time education with the financial challenges of their continuing education, therefore the funds must be used to support students in their learning.  

A student must be aged 16 or over but under 19 at 31 August 2021 to be eligible for help from the bursary fund in the 2021 to 2022 academic year.

Students aged 19 or over are only eligible to receive a discretionary bursary if they are continuing on a study programme they began aged 16 to 18 (19+ continuers) or have an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP).

There are 2 types of 16 to 19 bursary:

  • a bursary for students in vulnerable groups
  • a discretionary bursary

Students (or their parents/carers) in receipt of the following are eligible for this support.  The type of support available varies, depending on which of these categories a student (or parent/carer) is eligible for.

  Eligibility

Fund amount

How are the funds given?

  Vulnerable Student Bursary

Students in care or recently left local authority care

Students receiving Income Support, or Universal Credit because they are financially supporting themselves or financially supporting themselves and someone who is dependent on them and living with them such as a child or partner

Students receiving Disability Living Allowance or Personal Independence Payments in their own right as well as Employment and Support Allowance or Universal Credit in their own right

Vulnerable Learner payment of up to £1,200 per year

One-off payments

Textbooks and revision guides

Field trips and visits that are linked to the curriculum

Transport costs

Day to day needs and equipment

Vouchers

  Discretionary Bursary

Students in receipt of Free School Meals or a household income of less than £16,190.

Students who have received Free School meals within the last 6 years

Students with parents/carers in receipt of Child Tax Credits 

A household income of less than £22,000

Students has exceptional circumstances

 

Between £100-£700 per year depending upon student need.

One –off payments

Textbooks and revision guides

Field trips and visits that are linked to the curriculum

Transport costs

Day to day needs and equipment

Vouchers 

Students must engage with their Study Programme to receive financial support from the Bursary.

If your family circumstances qualify the student for Free School Meals and they are not currently registered, you must make an application for free school meals at the same time as you complete the Bursary Fund application.  For further details on Free School Meals please visit the North Somerset Council website.

Applications for the Bursary Fund 
Applications for all payment types should be made using the 16‐19 Bursary Fund Application Form.

Applications for Vulnerable Learner Payments should be completed at the start of the academic year.  Students who become eligible due to a change in circumstances during the year are able to apply at any stage in the year.

Applications must be made each academic year in order to receive payments.  Applications made at the start of Year 12 do not carry forward to Year 13.

Allocation of funds
Funding commitments for discretionary payments will not exceed the total funding available via the ESFA 16‐19 Bursary Fund.  If there is greater demand than funding allows, students will receive a lower payment. 

Most costs can be paid for directly through the Sixth Form and Finance departments, such as costs for field trips or text books.  

Payment or reimbursement for costs incurred to individuals can only be made with evidence provided, for example students must submit receipts for the expenditure they are claiming. Please ensure that you check with the Sixth Form prior to agreeing any costs to ensure that they can be covered through the Bursary fund.  To find out more about what is and is not covered, please see the DfE’s funding guidance.

Payments will generally be made by BACS payment directly into the student’s bank account.  Payments for examination fees and field trips will be paid directly to the relevant school department.  Vouchers can be made available for the purchase of books and equipment.

Further advice
Please talk to the Sixth Form Pastoral team, or complete the application form and email 6thform@churchill-academy.org if you need financial support.  

16-19 Tuition Fund 

The 16 to 19 tuition fund is provided to support students to overcome the disadvantages of COVID19.  The funding is specifically allocated to students who had not achieved a Level 4 in GCSE English or Maths when they started Sixth Form, although the remit has been extended this year to include support for students who have economic disadvantage, SEND or have not achieved Level 5 in English and Maths.  

Churchill Academy has received £3,900 from this fund to support students for 2021-22.

The funding will be allocated to students who are eligible in the form of:

  • One to one tuition.  This is primarily aimed at reinforcing subject knowledge but may also include mentoring and study support to help manage work organisational approaches to study.
  • Pastoral tuition and study support.  This will focus upon ‘learning to learn’ skills, enabling students to manage their studies, develop resilience, memory skills and revision techniques.

 

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