Sixth Form

Welcome to Lord Lawson of Beamish Academy Sixth Form

The next steps in your educational journey are both exciting and important. It is a time when you are able to choose subjects that you enjoy from a selection of academic and vocational courses. The qualifications that you gain in these subjects will allow you to progress to university, an apprenticeship or into the world of work.

The information provided on this website, as well as discussions with subject and careers staff, will help you to make the right decisions about your future and ensure you choose the right courses for you. As part of the support we offer to help you make these choices, all students are invited to attend an interview with a senior member of staff to discuss their preferred subjects and to offer guidance on their application.

You will see from these pages that there is a wide range of courses on offer. All our students sign up to a study programme which includes both academic and enrichment opportunities. Please look through this site, and our prospectus, carefully in preparation for your interview where you will get the chance to discuss your personal pathway in more detail. Please contact us if you have any specific subject questions.

Mrs K Kendall, Assistant Principal – KS5
[email protected]
0191 433 4026 ext 211


Our Sixth Form students have gone on to study at some of the following destinations:

  • Askham Bryan
  • Bath Spa
  • Central Lancashire
  • Cambridge
  • Durham
  • De Montfort
  • Edinburgh
  • Newcastle
  • Northumbria
  • Nottingham Trent
  • Liverpool
  • Liverpool Hope
  • Liverpool John Moores
  • Lancaster
  • Leeds Art
  • London South Bank
  • Loughborough
  • Manchester
  • Oxford
  • Salford
  • Sunderland
  • Sussex
  • Teesside
  • York
  • York St John