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Sixth Form

at the UCL Academy we call this Level 3

The Sixth Form at The UCL Academy offers a unique and challenging learning platform to all our students.  

Sponsored by UCL, The Academy first opened in September 2012 with 125 students in the Sixth Form. Many of Year 7 students who started with us in 2012 have stayed on into the Sixth Form. 

Specialise in Mathematics and Sciences Subjects

Expert mathematics and science teachers and world-class researchers and academics at UCL will help to stretch your understanding of the subjects you're studying for AS and A2.

Enrichment activities at the end of each day include creative and performing arts and a range of sports.  All sixth formers (we call this Level 3) can study for a qualification in Mandarin Chinese at beginner and intermediate level.

Start Later and get a Head-Start on your Peers

Researchers in neuroscience at UCL have shown that 16-18 year olds perform best at school when they are able to start their lessons later in the morning. Our Level 3 and 3+ classes start at 9.30am, and run through to 5.30pm.

Business, Community and Volunteering

The year long 'Learning Set' project gives you the opportunity to work with outside partners from business and the community and to gain valuable experience of collaboration, team work, project management, marketing and communication.  We strongly encourage voluntary work for a cause you believe in.

Recently, for example, a total of 35 Sixth Form students, led by a number of UCL Academy staff, spent two consecutive weekends supporting Help Calais, a grassroots charity set up to help the thousands of people living in temporary camps in Calais, Greece and the Balkans. The day was spent in a Massive Yellow Storage Depot carrying boxes of clothes, crates of tinned food, sacks of flour, lentils, rice, pasta and dried soup. These goods were stacked high onto palettes by our now-expert palletters that were then shrink-wrapped before being loaded onto the enormous lorry that was departing for Calais that afternoon. Eight hours later, eight tonnes of food and clothing were sent to Calais thanks to the determination, brawn and brains of group of UCL Academy Sixth Form volunteers.