How to apply

Discover Your Future – Plympton Academy Sixth Form

6th Form Plympton Academy helps all of its students to Discover their Future through a foundation of aspiration and academic achievement  within a supportive community focused environment.  We offer a broad range of subjects which open doors to a range of future careers, as well as feeding individual interests. 

We pride ourself in the first class careers information and guidance provided to students, as reported in our 2024 Osted inspection which stated that ‘Sixth-form study programmes are tailored to students’ needs and aspirations.’  This is furthered by a rich and diverse wider curriculum offer which is designed to provide enrichment for everyone, allowing them to develop employability skills and to further personal interests.

Students in our sixth form can expect a welcoming learning environment as well as high levels of academic challenge provided by specialist teachers. We recognise that your time in Sixth Form is when you pave the way for your future, a future which we will help you to discover.

How to Apply

Level 3 Pathway

Students attending 6th Form@PA benefit from specialist teachers who provide a broad and balanced curriculum.  The majority of students will study three subjects which can be a combination of A Levels and Level 3 BTECs.  Entry requirements for the Sixth Form include the basic 5 grade 4s across all GCSE subjects which must include a grade 4 in either GCSE English or Mathematics. There are also individual entry requirements for individual courses; for detail please refer to the prospectus.

Finding out more

If you are interested in joining 6th Form @PA we would like to hear from you.  There are several steps in finding out more about us, and making an application; using the downloads below. 

If you would like to find out more please contact Mrs Katie Kerr (