Castleford Academy

Post 16 Information

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We continue to welcome new applicants who may wish to apply for our courses. Enrolment for September 2022 takes place on Thursday 25th August 10am – 1pm, in our sports hall (Ferrybridge Road entrance). Alternatively, please contact for all enquiries. 

Welcome to Castleford Academy Sixth Form

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Courses for applicants starting 2022 – 2024

Leaving school and progressing into further education is an exciting venture, the start of a completely new phase in your life. Choosing where to study after the age of 16 can be daunting.

Castleford Academy Sixth Form is an expanding sixth form offering something distinctive compared to other sixth forms. Visitors frequently comment on the special atmosphere made visible in our students, who behave with respect and tolerance to all members of the community. The pastoral care is outstanding, helping students of all abilities and from every background to develop into confident, caring and successful young adults.

Our recent results show that students are gaining excellent overall grades in their Level 3 courses with an average grade of DDM. This success has led to an increased number of students being offered places at Universities across the country.

We feel that at Castleford Academy Sixth Form we offer the best possible learning environment to study Sport & Coaching, Health and Social Care or Public Services. There is no priority for applicants from any school or college.

I would like to thank you for looking into what our sixth form has to offer and hope that by reading this prospectus you will find what you are looking to gain from your post 16 education. If you have any questions or need any support with your application please feel free to get in touch.

We look forward to welcoming you to Castleford Academy Sixth Form.

Why Choose Castleford Academy

2021 Results Post 16

Key Stage 5School
Average GradeDDD
Average Grade for extended DiplomaDDD
English Progress (November 2020 resits and TAG’s)+0.25
Maths Progress (November 2020 resits and TAG’s)+0.50
% of students completing main study programme95%
Destination data​Higher Education – 63%, Employment & training – 26%,
Apprenticeships – 11%,

This data is provisional

D*D*D by 21% of students​

Full School Performance Data

2019 Results Post 16

Key Stage 5School
Average GradeDDD
Average Grade for extended DiplomaDDD
English Progress+0.25
Maths Progress+0.67
% of students completing main study programme84%

​​​Sixth Form Policies​


This provides the Academy with a data analysis system. It tells us how pupils are progressing and how subjects are performing in line with targets. It enables us to strive for outstanding progress and excellence  with every student.​

Overall in Summer 2021 Post 16 has achieved an ALPS score of Grade 2  – indicating outstanding performance across our subjects.​

​​​Open Evenings

Castleford Academy Sixth Form Open Evening will be presented via a virtual tour available very soon.

Sixth Form Course Information

BTEC Sports Coaching & Physical Activity

BTEC Uniformed Services

BTEC Health and Social Care

Why Choose Castleford Academy