6th Form at Southfields





LEVEL 2 Open Event

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NEET Open Event

Visit our sign-up page to book a place on our NEET Open Event.

in association with AFC Wimbledon

Following a very successful first cohort of Academy and FEP students based at Southfields Academy, AFC Wimbledon is holding trials for those wishing to join this programme in September 2017.

For the first time we are excited to present girls with the opportunity to trial.  Contact Stu Page at collegefootball@afcwimbledon.ltd.uk or text him on 07904 121670 to register your interest.

Boys’ trial dates are Monday 24th and Wednesday 26th October 2.30pm meet (matches at 3pm and 5pm).  These trials will take place at Southfields Academy.

You must bring playing kit, boots fit for astroturf, shin pads (no pads no play!), towel and shower sandals, non-fizzy drink.

Trail dates in February Half-Term and in Easter holiday to be confirmed.



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Dear Parents, Carers and Year 11 prospective Sixth Form students,

If you are interested in joining Southfields Academy 6th Form then contact nathalia.hess@southfields.wandsworth.sch.uk

Download an application form for the 6th Form.

The sixth form at Southfields Academy is a vibrant and rewarding place to study.  Our A level examination results are on an accelerated upward trend and our vocational courses maintain their outstanding outcomes.  We recognise that, whilst the qualifications you obtain during your time with us may get you to university or work, they will not necessarily make you successful when you get there.  Our study programmes aim to develop you as a whole person, equipped with the skills and qualities to achieve your personal and career goals.  We encourage all students to recognise their potential and strive to develop their talents.

Our priorities are:

  • To offer you a curriculum carefully designed to accommodate different career paths and allow maximum flexibility and choice;
  • To engage you with ever higher standards of teaching and support;
  • To challenge you to achieve the highest grades possible in your studies;
  • To encourage you to engage with the enrichment opportunities to support your personal development and have fun;
  • To support you to develop responsibility and maturity, encouraging you to contribute positively to the life of the school;
  • To help you develop skills and self-discipline needed for adult life;
  • To guide you to make informed choices about your future.

This site will give you some useful information about our sixth form, but I hope you will visit us and see for yourself what we have to offer.  You should also consult the prospectus and the information below and if you have questions contact the sixth form office at the Academy.

Karen Frusciante
Assistant Headteacher Post 16

To apply to our Sixth Form use the link below to download our application form and prospectus or alternatively contact Ms Hess (Pastoral Deputy Head of Sixth Form) – nathalia.hess@southfields.wandsworth.sch.uk at the Academy.

Download an application form for the 6th Form.












Download our 6th Form prospectus here or by clicking the cover below.

Download an addendum to the 6th Form prospectus here. It contains newly launched courses.


What we offer

Tutorial programme

You will have a personal tutor who will be your first point of contact for help, advice and information.  They will provide you with a tutorial programme which includes study skills, career planning and personal development.  Your tutor and head of year will help you to plan your learning and set your targets, give you feedback and identify successes and areas for development.  There will be regular contact with home, including two parents’ evenings a year.

Student Support

If you need support we have a range of specialist staff.  You could work with our gifted and talented achievement mentor or our unique mentor for students with English as an additional language.  We also have a dyslexia specialist and offer a wide range of study support options for students who want to push themselves further.

Library/Sixth Form Study Rooms

You will be encouraged to use the excellent Library facilities which, in addition to the Internet, have the latest books, CD Roms, magazines and newspapers.  There is also a sixth form section for careers and higher education.  In addition to this we have two sixth form study rooms with computers.

Common Room

Sixth Form students have a dedicated common room with a pool table, a table tennis table, table football and a TV/DVD player.

Extra Curricular Activities

As a Specialist Sports College we offer a variety of activities including football, climbing, basketball, table tennis, trampolining and badminton.  Trips are a valuable part of your learning programme.  Some are specific to the courses you are studying whilst others are recreational or part of the leadership and team-building programme.  Past visits include weekend trips to Outward Bound Centres in Wales and the Lake District.
Download a copy of the latest Extra-Curricular timetable for summer 2016.


Individual subject teachers will provide specific induction in preparation for their course and a Study Support programme will be delivered by your Tutor on learning styles, skills and careers guidance.


There are no fees for the courses you wish to study if you are aged 16 – 19 and bursaries are available to students under certain circumstances.  Download a copy of the Academy’s Post-16 Bursary Policy.

Equal Opportunities

The Academy strives to ensure that all individuals are equally valued and everyone treats each other with respect.  We have an equality of opportunity policy.

Why choose Southfields?

Do you want to study at university whilst you prepare for your A Levels?

At Southfields Academy we are keen to ensure that our students are well prepared for university life and study.  All our curriculum areas have close links with universities.  Our mathematics and science students benefit from an enhanced programme of individual support from London Southbank University.  This includes on-going mentoring from an undergraduate who studied the same subject at A Level.  Students are also signed up to access the university facilities such as the library, computer rooms and online resources in the same way that LSBU students do.

Do you want expert help to explore your career options and plan your next steps?

We pride ourselves in ensuring that every student who leaves our sixth form has a suitable place of further study, training or work arranged.  Students receive individual guidance and support from our dedicated careers advisors alongside opportunities to take part in careers seminars and workshops.  Southfields Academy Careers Fair is an annual event with over 50 universities, training providers and employers offering workshops and talking with students.  Whilst the majority of our students choose to go to university, our close links with employers such as Allen and Overy, KPMG and Lend Lease also results in employment opportunities for some.

Do you want to know what outstanding teaching looks like?

When you study at Southfields you find yourself surrounded by enthusiastic teachers who create engaging learning experiences.  They know when to introduce more challenge and when to add some support.  They are relentless in their quest to ensure that every student reaches or exceeds their potential whilst enjoying the learning journey.  With an average class size of 14 students in the sixth form and help from dedicated sixth form teaching assistants, teachers are able to focus on supporting each individual.  Regular assessments are used to inform learning conversations, where student have an opportunity to have a detailed discussion about progress with their teachers.

Would you like to try something new or develop your talents?

Southfields Academy is not just a place to study, it’s a place to grow, develop and flourish as a person.  Our enrichment programme gives you the chance to try something new alongside your studies.  Archery, basketball, cooker and drama are examples of the extensive range of activities we offer.  Our student leaders also contribute much to life in the sixth form, from organising social or sporting events to charity fundraising and coaching younger students.  Taking part in some of these activities throughout your time in the sixth form will enrich your personal and social development and enhance your UCAS application or CV.

Will our brand new spacious specialist and dedicated facilities impress you?

We are fortunate to have a new spacious and light school building, which has been designed around the needs of learners today.  Specialised spaces, such as construction, textiles, art drama and science have been equipped with state-of-the-art resources, our extensive range of sports facilities are impressive.  Whilst our sixth form area boasts enviable social and study areas, most curriculum areas have a dedicated space for sixth form independent study or project work.

What support will I get outside of my lessons?

The Academy offers a full pastoral programme that runs alongside the academic timetable.  Students meet with tutors every morning during registration where groups complete literacy activities, discuss moral and ethical issues and debate current affairs.  Once a week students attend hour long tutorial periods which are designed to support students with the extra skills necessary to make them successful, both within the 6th form and when they leave the Academy.  These sessions involve a full induction to the 6th form followed by sessions on teambuilding, organisation skills, the key to successful work placements, study skills and personal safety and well-being to name a few.  These are followed by a full programme in Year 13 which guides students through the UCAS process, offers support with alternatives to university and prepares students for day to day life after the 6th form.  Our students rate this system of pastoral support as one of their favourite things about the 6th form.

Choosing the right course

Choosing a course You have a wide range of choice and selecting the course that is right for you can be hard. When choosing your course, think about:

  What you enjoy doing.       How you study.       What you want to do next.

Subjects are offered at different levels and finding the right level for you will depend not only on your personal interests but also the qualifications you are likely to achieve, as each level has particular entry requirements.












Or view our prospectus by clicking the cover below.



Download a copy of this year’s curriculum guide.  Please check availability and content of courses with course leaders as these are subject to change.

Starter for 12

Before you begin your 6th Form Course in September subject leaders have devised some tasks that you must complete.

Visit this page to access the tasks set for each subject.

Starter for 12

Before you begin your 6th Form Course in September subject leaders have devised some tasks you must complete.

Visit this page to access the tasks set for each subject.




The Half Termly 6th Form newsletter.

Dress Code

Southfields Academy – 6th Form Dress Code

All sixth form students at the academy are expected to adhere to the dress code, which has been discussed and agreed with the students.

We believe that a dress code based on the principles of a professional workplace strikes a balance between some degree of individuality, whilst promotes a positive image of the 6th form to younger students, parents, prospective employers, admissions tutors, the local community and visitors to the school.

The following dress code has been agreed and designed to suit all budgets.

  • Smart trousers – tailored trousers, smart plain smart chinos are fine. Jeans or tracksuit bottoms are not suitable.
  • Plain leggings and jeggings are acceptable only if worn under a skirt, dress or long tunic.
  • Skirts and dresses should be a length and style which maintain modesty.
  • Male students should wear a shirt with a collar – short or long sleeve is fine.  Smart polo shirts are also acceptable. A tie is optional.
  • Female students can wear a blouse, shirt or a modest top. Shoulders and midriffs should be covered. Vest tops and T-shirts are not suitable.
  • A jumper, cardigan or jacket can be worn but hoodies are not allowed.
  • Sportswear should not be worn when not taking part in sport (except school issue sports kit for sports students).
  • Plain dark-coloured sensible footwear should be worn. Hi-tops should not be worn and trainers with bright coloured trims and logos are not acceptable.
  • Slogans or logos which are large or inappropriate should not be worn.
  • underwear should remain hidden.
  • Jewellery should be unobtrusive and kept to a minimum (one of anything is enough).
  • Tattoos and body piercings should be covered up.

The Academy retains the right to act as the final authority on the interpretation of the dress code.  If unsure, students and parents should consult the 6th Form Leadership team for clarification before purchasing an item.  Students who arrive at school inappropriately dressed will be required to return home to change.

By clicking the links below you can see two of our Sixth Formers in examples of appropriate dress.

Download a copy of a presentation that gives clarity to the dress code, or click the image below.

PowerPoint Presentation

Click here to see an image of boys’ dress
Click here to see an image of girls’ dress

Sixth Form Examinations

External Examinations Timetable for students in Years 12 & 13 

Download a copy of the external examinations timetable for the summer session 2016. If you are looking for information about public examinations or you are a private candidate wishing to sit an examination in the Academy please e-mail exams@southfields.wandsworth.sch.uk for further information.

We have put links to the Joint Council for Qualifications guidance notices for candidates below.  We have also put a link to a permission form for candidates to complete and give to parents / carers or other relatives to give permission for their examination results to be collected on their behalf.

Information for Candidates Controlled Assessments

Information for Candidates Social Media

Information for Candidates Coursework

Information for Candidates Privacy Notice

Information for Candidates Written Examinations

Information for Candidates Non-examined Assessment

Collection of Examination Results Permission Form