OLA 6th is a unique place. Our strapline is ‘Achieve More’ and throughout five and a half terms we offer our students the opportunity to develop their own set of transferable skills in order to do just that.
We prepare students with a strong foundation from which to embrace the challenges of their future and within the modern workplace. We equip them with the ability to make judgements, show empathy and build a moral compass, whilst following their own academic thread.
OLA offers a broad range of A-level options alongside the Extended Project Qualification, with all subjects being delivered in small classes by expert classroom practitioners.
Students are encouraged to have more independence in their studies in preparation for the demands of higher education. They are assigned private study periods and dedicated study skills sessions in order to help them meet our high expectations for academic success.
At OLA the key to achieving more is our close knowledge of each and every student and the supportive and nurturing environment that we offer. Not only does every student have a personal tutor providing academic and pastoral advice, they also have an experienced UCAS advisor and dedicated careers co-ordinator on-site.
Furthermore, our Sixth Form Centre gives our students the space to work independently, share conversation and experiences with peers and tutors alike and – of course – to relax. OLA encourages a thriving social life and we are keen for students to build influential and lasting relationships.
There are also infinite opportunities for development outside the classroom: drama, art and design, sport, music, school leadership, public speaking and a broad enrichment and skills programme are just the beginning.
OLA supports its Sixth Formers in starting their journey to become multi-dimensional, open-minded and resilient young adults. Whatever they want to be, or wherever they want to go, we will guide them with our expert teaching and outstanding advice.
We look forward to welcoming you to OLA 6th.
Dr Elizabeth Lawson
Head of OLA 6th