Knowle DGE Academy Sixth Form is a Key Stage 5 department which caters for students preparing for college and life outside the education system.
We are a specialist provision who work with young people with varied needs. Our students have many different requirements ranging from Speech Language Communication Needs, Autism and Social Emotional and Mental Health needs.
We offer Sixth Form places with the opportunity to study many different subjects. Photography, Motor Vehicle Maintenance, Performing Arts, Land Based Studies, Construction, Resistant Materials, Sports Leaders, History, Art and including English, Science and Mathematics up to GCSE level.
In addition to these subjects, we encourage students to participate in our courses focussed on the essential life skills needed for a young person. We also offer a bespoke “Work Experience” program with job coaching, which has seen students working in the “Motor Trade”, “Retail Sector”, “Gardening” and “Domestic Services”. We have an independent careers advisor who helps students build transition plans for moving on beyond the Sixth Form.
After September 2021 the Sixth Form will move to a brand new standalone building with modern teaching facilities, labs, workshops and sports facilities. The Sixth Form will also be complimented by independent living units that our students will be able to use to develop further independence and have time away from home.