Post 16 Overview

Post 16 Overview

Providing opportunities for young people to succeed!

Welcome to Hemsworth Arts and Community Academy Post 16.

The Post 16 Centre is located on the main school site, just a short distance from Hemsworth Town Centre and major   bus routes. 

It is a modern and supportive learning environment for young people and boasts excellent physical resources.

The Centre is self-contained, providing a suite of ICT-resourced rooms, specialist hairdressing training salon and a newly-opened Post 16 Achievement Centre.

In addition, the Post 16 Centre also provides students with excellent social facilities  comprising of a comfortable common room, vending facilities together with a fast food outlet serving a healthy range of  foods.

Hemsworth Post 16 Centre is committed to delivering high quality teaching which provides challenges and opportunities for individual learning; indeed the, student is at the "centre" of all we do. Students have the opportunity to be creative, innovative and enterprising whilst benefiting from strong support and guidance. The "tutor group" continues to provide our students with support and motivation to raise their aspirations, succeed in learning and position themselves for a better future.

As a major partner of the Wakefield Learning Community, Hemsworth is able to offer an extensive range of academic and vocational programmes either on-site or located at our third site WSETEC. A shuttle bus (free of charge to students) operates several times a day providing safe and effective transfer to and from the two sites.

We offer courses at Levels 1, 2 and 3, providing opportunities for students to study at A Level,  consolidate learning at Level 2 by embarking on intermediate programmes or for students to work at Level 1 if they have not yet secured a strong GCSE profile.

The Centre offers specialist courses such as; HAIRDRESSING, CONSTRUCTION, MEDIA STUDIES, MUSIC TECHNOLOGY, PHOTOGRAPHY, GRAPHICS, DRAMA / THEATRE STUDIES, PSYCHOLOGY, SPORTS and many more. Click Here to view the Post 16 Prospectus. 

In the Post 16 Centre, we continue to provide high quality pastoral care from a  dedicated team of tutors who work closely with students, teachers and parents to ensure that each individual achieves their potential and is well prepared for the next step.

Mrs Janine Robbins, Director of Post 16