Sixth Form

A Message from the Head of Sixth Form:  Mr Giles Fullard

Nene Park Academy Sixth Form has grown significantly over the past few years. This growth has come not only from a greater number of our own students staying on, but also by increasing numbers of students from other schools actively choosing our Academy for their continued studies. We are proud that these students make the active choice to come to us here at Nene Park Academy and we extend a particularly warm welcome to our external students.

The quality and range of subjects we offer here makes Nene Park Academy an ideal choice for your Post-16 education. 2013 saw the opening of a brand new building with state-of-the art teaching facilities, and we are looking to further develop provision for 6th Form this year as the school undergoes a further programme of extension. Students at Nene Park Academy will enjoy the use of a purpose built drama space, a suite of iMac computers and Sixth Form science labs. We also have dining and study facilities dedicated for the use of our Sixth Form Students.

We are a Sixth Form with high standards. We operate a standard entrance requirement which consists of five GCSE subjects at a minimum grade 4 or the equivalent including Maths and English. Individual course requirements are set out in the various subject statements which are set out here and in the details provided through UCAS progress. These specific entry requirements are set to help guide your choices and ensure you are on the appropriate courses to enable you to achieve your full potential.

At Nene Park we believe that as Sixth Formers, you have a duty to play an active role in the rest of the school. As such, you will be expected to commit one hour a week to supporting students lower down the school in your subject specialisation. In addition, we also encourage our Sixth Form Students to take on leadership roles across the school. Your guidance during your time with us, will come from one of the Academic Mentors in the Sixth Form team. Who you are placed with will be determined by your subject priority which will ensure that you are challenged to succeed at all levels. Your mentor will guide your progress through the school providing one to one support throughout your time in the Sixth Form and crucially during the UCAS University application process. In addition, mentor seminar sessions will be run by the Academic Mentors during tutor time to add breadth and depth to your studies with us.

Meet the Team:

  • Mr G Fullard: Head of Sixth Form/Assistant Principal
  • Mrs Deb Lysak: Post 16 Advisor year 12/Sixth Form admissions
  • Miss Georgie Hankins: Post 16 Advisor year 13/UCAS Higher Administrator
  • Miss L Pinfold: Lead Academic Mentor/P.E Teacher
  • Mrs E Chambers: Academic Mentor/English Teacher
  • Mr S Goodchild: Academic Mentor/Business Studies Teacher
  • Mr E Kumadoh: Academic Mentor/Maths Teacher
  • Mrs S Lawrence: Academic Mentor/Careers Co-ordinator
  • Mr D Matkin: Academic mentor/Science Teacher
  • Mr T Oliver: Academic mentor/Head of Film and Media
  • Mrs A Pancholi-McCann Academic mentor/Head of Drama
  • Miss J Stoneman: Academic Mentor/History Teacher

Contact details/Absence reporting:

  • Year 12: Mrs Deb Lysak: 01733 368319
  • Year 13: Miss Georgie Hankins: 01733 368379

How to Apply to Nene Park Academy’s Sixth Form

All applications to the sixth form at Nene Park are made through UCAS progress. If you live in an area in which your school does not use this system then you will need to register as an independent learner on it. Simply go to and click on register which you will find at the top right of the opening webpage. Following this please click on ‘Register and apply for UCAS progress’. Here you will need to search for Peterborough and then type in ‘Nene Park Academy’ as the provider. From this point on you will be able to search through the various subjects and select your choice of three A-level, BTEC or a combination of the two. Remember that when you fill out the application, or at your appointment, you will need to supply a reference which should be someone at your current school such as a Tutor or Head of House/Year. If you are applying after year 11 then you will still need to register as a year 11 student in order to make the application. All students will be offered a guidance meeting prior to an offer of a place being made. It is straightforward but if you do find problems please ask your current school or contact us using the details below:

Mrs Deb Lysak

Tel: 01733 368319

Please click on the image below should you wish to apply to join our Sixth Form:

Subject Banding 2018-19

Nene Park Academy Sixth Form Prospectus 2018/19

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