Believe. Dream. Achieve
“I have really enjoyed my time in Sixth Form and I’m very proud of what I have achieved. I can’t thank Burlington Danes enough for all the care and support.” Sara Elkateep, student
The Mission... To create a thriving learning community, enriching the unique strengths, interests and ambitions of every student.
Message from Dame Sally Coates, Principal
Message from Head of Sixth Form Ms Laura Megaw
I’ve watched with great pride the growth of BDA Sixth Form since its inception in 2009. We established
Joining a Sixth Form is a critical adult decision which will impact on your future choices throughout your life.
the Sixth Form so that we could support students all the way through to top universities. We are already
We understand that a Sixth Form needs to offer not only academic rigour and excellent teaching, but also
delivering on this promise, and I am confident that you will relish continuing your studies with us at
wide ranging opportunities and careers support for your future pathways. Our dedicated team of specialist
Burlington Danes Academy.
tutors, academic staff and tailored systems have been developed to provide exemplary materials and support, based on student feedback and our experience in what businesses and universities are seeking in our students. We are large enough to offer a wide range of
Sixth Form study area, devoted Sixth Form
courses from Psychology and Physics to English and
refreshment facilities, as well as a state-of-the-art all-
Economics, all delivered by committed, enthusiastic
weather sports pitch, gym and recording studio.
and supportive staff; but small enough to create a real Sixth Form community. This includes access to our newly developed Sixth Form Centre, complete
“The most impressive thing about BDA Sixth Form is the guidance that every student receives as they apply to university: no stone is left unturned in the search for the best course at the best institution.” Ken Bromfield, Governor
We strive to provide our Sixth Formers with the knowledge and skills to succeed after graduation, and look forward to you joining us on this journey.
with a 250-seat assembly theatre, a newly equipped
Believe. Dream. Achieve
The Challenge... Achieving exceptional results and securing a place at one of the country’s best universities is a challenge... but at BDA Sixth Form we love a challenge. We know that time spent productively during these last years of school will open doors to a happy and successful future. Our wide and diverse range of courses, rigorous lessons and thriving extra-curricular timetable are all designed to equip students with the skills needed to deal with the challenges that lie ahead, and to flourish in whatever careers they choose to pursue. Independent learning is essential. We help students develop techniques for effective revision and research, not only in preparation for a fruitful time with us, but at university and thereafter. In return, we expect students to be motivated and committed to their studies. We are extremely proud of the confident, ambitious individuals who leave BDA Sixth Form, prepared for life both within and beyond the academic arena.
“Teachers at Burlington Danes Academy go the extra mile to help you succeed and aspire towards your dream. It’s all thanks to those amazing teachers at BDA that I am able to pursue my passion for Mathematics at Oxford University.” Haengeun Chi, Student
Believe. Dream. Achieve
The Process... Most BDA Sixth Form students take four A-level courses, each consisting of six periods a week.
We also offer assignment-based BTEC National courses. For a full list of subjects available, consult our
Our open evening launches the application
GCSE results allow us to confirm course
website or see the separate course brochure. BTEC students do not sit exams: they complete assignments
process. After completing a written application,
choices, followed by registration in the first
that are graded with a pass, merit or distinction. A-levels are graded A-E (with an additional A* grade for A2),
each applicant will be interviewed on a
week of September.
predominantly by external exams.
one-to-one basis. Offers will be made in writing.
â€œThis is a great Sixth Form. The teachers provide a very high level of education and keep us motivated to learn.â€? Michael Acheampong, Student
Access for all
A taster afternoon in the spring is the perfect
Our Sixth Form works closely with the SEN
opportunity for students to sample their
(Special Educational Needs) and EAL (English
as an Additional Language) departments. We provide specialist, personalised support which allows all students to flourish.
Believe. Dream. Achieve “Students at BDA Sixth Form benefit from the facilities and resources of a large school combined with the personalised tuition of a bespoke Sixth Form.” MattHEW Jerred, Vice Principal
The Experience... Burlington Danes boasts a green and spacious campus. Our award-winning Dennis Potter building provides a state-of-the-art learning space for Sixth Form students.
Religious Character Burlington Danes Academy has a close relationship with the Diocese of London and provides religious education and collective worship in accordance with the tenets of the Church of England. The Sixth Form shares this Christian ethos, while recognising the diversity of beliefs among our students and staff.
With an in-house theatre, recording studio, common room and ICT suite, students’ needs are very well catered for. Speaking of catering, the Utopia Cafe – purpose-built for Sixth Form – is a great spot to catch up with friends and homework over a cup of coffee. Sport enthusiasts are sure to love our all-weather sports pitch, excellent gym facilities, floodlit tennis courts and full-size indoor and outdoor basketball courts. We want students to develop skills and experiences
What we expect from students:
What students can expect from us:
Excellent attendance and punctuality
Challenging lessons that are carefully planned and expertly delivered
Contribution to lessons •
Pastoral support from a designated tutor
Completion of independent work to the best of your ability
Personal university and careers advice
Compliance with our smart-professional dress code
Access to first-class facilities and resources
Every member of our Sixth Form community is expected
beyond the classroom. Trips are plentiful and
to demonstrate leadership skills, which we support
provide excellent opportunities to travel both at
through internal academy initiatives and external
home and abroad. In recent years, Sixth Form
activities provided by agencies such as Into University
students have visited India and France, and
and Young Enterprise. Frequent visits from outside
enjoyed residential trips to a variety of top British
speakers help our students develop the confidence and
drive to embrace the world beyond BDA.
Believe. Dream. Achieve “BDA is tough, fair and fun. I’ve enjoyed every second I’ve spent here and will miss it so much when I leave.” Corrina Abbott, Student
The Future... Sixth Form is the bridge between school and the exciting world that lies beyond. We are determined to make it an unforgettable experience, both rewarding and enriching. We expect all of our students to apply for higher education. A high proportion of BDA staff attended top universities, including Oxford and Cambridge, and are well qualified to offer guidance through the application process, from selecting a course to preparing for interviews. Ultimately, our focus is to give students the skills necessary to thrive in the adult world.
Make the most of your final years at school with BDA Sixth Form... and prepare to succeed.
Burlington Danes Academy Wood Lane London W12 0HR Tel: 020 8735 4950 Fax: 020 8740 5659 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org