Welcome to Orchards 6th Form

Orchards Advanced Centre of Education (ACE) is a new innovative approach to post 16 education. We have used the most up-to-date government thinking to create unique and tailored study plans that lead to employment or university opportunities.

Our approach allows students to focus on their dreams and ambitions by allowing them to study a single subject in great depth whilst ensuring a broad education which encompasses work experience is offered meaning that no future pathway is closed.

Our work experience programme is one of a kind and cannot be found in other post 16 education providers. Each of our students will spend time out working in businesses that match the course they have chosen and will also have the opportunity to work on projects in house as part of our staff team to support the school and broaden their own skills base. Beyond this, careers education forms the backbone of each of the pathways on offer. We are also committed to providing excellent university advice for our students who want to continue onto degree courses.

Our course structure allows for a personalised approach to teaching and ensures our highly trained, industry specialised staff can concentrate on individual performance and development. This personal approach ensures our students are supported and that tailored programmes are offered.

The courses offered at ACE are all level three and require a two year commitment. On completion of the course students will leave with three A-level equivalent qualifications and extensive work experience skills will enable them to successfully apply for employment or university.

The exclusive nature of the courses means that there will be limited places on each course so we do recommend sending in applications as early as possible.

Our prospectus and other key documents can be found in the documents panel to the left of this page.

If you require any further information feel free to contact the Head of 6th Form, by clicking here