Macmillan Academy | Post 16 Online Open Event

Macmillan Post 16


Welcome to Macmillan Post 16 and thank you for visiting our virtual open event!

There are many benefits of choosing to study at Post 16. As a specialist sixth form college we work exclusively with 16-18 year olds. We have a history of excellent exam results and our expert teachers and supportive pastoral staff are dedicated to helping you succeed.

You can choose from our wide range of A level and BTEC courses to find the path that's right for you. Our extensive getting involved programme offers you the opportunity to develop your academic, social and personal skills.

We hope you enjoy this event, the subject masterclasses offer a chance to experience our courses and help with the tricky decision of what to study!

Take a look at the video below from Head of Post 16, Mrs Scott.  

Subject Masterclasses

There are many different courses which you can study at Post 16. Our subject masterclasses offer you the chance to experience what each course will be like at A level or BTEC study! Each film contains interactive content, this will give you an idea of what a lesson will be like and you can share your thoughts and opinions.

Choosing Courses

When you are choosing your subjects you should think about what subjects you enjoy and which fit your future aspirations! We offer a range of A level and BTEC courses, you can find out more below.

The Post 16 Experience

Being a sixth form student is one of the most exciting times of your life. At Post 16 we care about every students future. Our focus is on you, your studies and your next steps. Explore the below sections to hear from our students about what life is like at Post 16

Virtual Tour

We know we can't invite you around our site in person at the who better to give you a guided tour of our facilities than a group of our amazing students instead!

Help & Support

Care, support and guidance is undoubtedly a strong feature of Post 16 at Macmillan.

We believe that by respecting and valuing all members of our sixth form community, and by providing the right balance of challenge and support, everyone can achieve success.

We regularly review progress against expectations and ensure systems are put in place to support you should you fall behind. The Post 16 team will monitor your overall academic progress and ensure that support is provided to help you achieve the very best results.

Your pastoral tutor will provide day to day contact, monitoring and support and there is learning support & SEN help where needed.

Key Information

This section will provide you with all of the important and practical information about being a student at Post 16. If you have any further questions then please contact us. 

The Application Process

If you are a student in Year 11 at Macmillan Academy, you do not need to fill in an application form. We discussed your subject choices during your year 11-12 meeting in February. If you missed your meeting, or have any questions please contact us at

If you are a student in Year 11 from another school, you can apply in two ways:

1. Via our website (see link below)
2. If you wish to apply in writing, there is an application form in our course guide. Please ask your careers adviser at school, or alternatively you can request a copy from Post 16.

If you have not heard from us within a week of submitting your application, please contact us.

You do not have to live in a catchment area to study at Post 16. You do not have to sit an admissions test. If we think you will do well in Post 16, and you have the required grades, you will get a place.

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Entry Requirements:

To study A Levels in Post 16 you must achieve five GCSE's at grade 5 or above, including Maths & English at grade 4.

To study BTECs in Post 16 you must achieve five GCSE’s at grade 4 or above.

Some subjects have their own entry requirements. Please see the course information section on our website.

Course Guide

Please contact us to request a copy of our course guide. You can view an electronic copy here.


Things have been very different at the academy over the past few months. We have worked very hard to put as many things as possible in place so that students and staff felt safe when they all returned. We have had an amazing start to the term; our average attendance for the first 2 weeks was 95% which is well above the national average.

If you would like to find out more about what we put in place to make ourselves as COVID-19 safe as possible then please have a look at this video that we created before welcoming all of our students back to the academy in September.

Dress Code

There is a dress code in Post 16 for all students. Please click the below link for further information.

Post 16 Dress Code

Food and Drink

We operate a cashless system in the academy. Parents are able to top up their son/daughter’s biometric finger account via Schoolgateway. Post 16 students have their own dedicated café – Baristas.

16-19 Bursary Fund:

We are able to provide assistance to those students most in need of financial help through the 16-19 Bursary Fund. Below are some of the ways in which we have assisted students in Post 16:

  • Help with food costs
  • Help with transport
  • Help with books, stationery and equipment
  • Trips to university open days, higher education events and other activities that we feel are relevant to a student’s progress in Post 16.
The application process is simple, quick and confidential. If we can help you, we will. Please contact us for more information.


We are fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the well-being and safety of our students. To further promote this, we work closely with Impact on Teesside, an NHS-based confidential service that is readily accessible to students. See our website for further details.

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