Welcome to the MVA Sixth Form

Study virtually and embark on one of the most original Sixth Form programmes in the world.

Prepare for university, launch yourself into a trail-blazing career, gain global experiences and perspectives, pursue a passion outside school, start your own business, fit your schooling around a job - whichever path you choose, MVA will get you set for your future.

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Getting Started

Welcome to Sixth Form at Minerva's Virtual Academy (MVA). Our unique programme caters specifically to 16-18 year olds, providing a highly-flexible opportunity for you to refine your goals and focus on your future path.

As you log in for your first Assembly on Monday, you'll find yourself becoming part of a diverse community of learners, living all around the world, each with their own unique experiences and perspectives.

Over the next two years, you will be guided through a stimulating, creative curriculum designed to challenge your thinking and inspire your curiosity. You can study from anywhere, at any time. So join us at MVA, where we're committed to helping you shape your future, your way.
What is "Sixth Form?"

6th Form is Year 12 and 13 in the English educational system, typically involving students aged 16-18. It's the final year of traditional schooling in the UK and should help children prepare for the world beyond.

Why choose MVA for Sixth Form?

MVA offers a unique approach to 6th Form education. You can fit your schooling around your passions, sport job or interests, preparing you for the real world, all whilst making sure you get A levels, so can progress to the worlds best universities if you so wish. With MVA, students gain the benefits of flexibility, personal mentorship, teaching from some of the UK's top teachers, and a diverse, global learning community.

Our Teaching Method

Our award-winning teaching approach combines cutting-edge virtual learning technology with the very best teachers and mentors from some of the UK's top schools.

Flipped Learning

Helped by their personal mentor, students study independently on our interactive Virtual Learning Platform (VLP) before heading into class to enrich their learning with our brilliant subject teachers.

The Four Pillars

Beyond lessons, the "Four Pillars" ensure we're always delivering a broad and highly-stimulating education for every child in our care:

  • Virtual Learning Platform
  • Live Lessons
  • Mentoring
  • Community & School Trips 

Sixth Form Life

We offer an extensive range of subjects and a totally unique extracurricular programme to help our students prepare for the modern world and give them a real sense of the person they are maturing into.

Our programme incorporates world-class teaching with a dedicated mentoring framework for each child, cutting-edge virtual learning tools and a holistic, caring school environment.

We hold Weekly Assemblies, extra-curricular activities and offer a unique Lifeskills and Enrichment programme, not to mention the Minerva Galactic Award - the first of it's kind in any school in the UK or around the world.

A Level & BTEC

A Levels are the most defining part of any child's academic journey. Built on the foundation of GCSE, they offer a unique academic challenge where students can deepen their learning and develop exciting new interests.

Sixth Form students at Minerva's Virtual Academy will typically study 3 A Level subjects alongside a vibrant programme of enrichment and preparation for further study and adult life.

There is a wide range of subjects to choose from.

Please view the course specifications by clicking on the subjects below.

Edexcel International A Levels (can be studied anywhere)

CIE International A Levels (can be studied anywhere)

Edexcel BTEC

(100% online - UK residents only)

Lifeskills & Enrichment

In addition to their subjects, all Sixth Form students at Minerva’s Virtual Academy will take part in our unique co-curricular Enrichment and Life Skills programme which includes the following elements:

Symposia

For one hour per week, students follow a succession of highly-stimulating short courses which aim to introduce them to university-style thinking and skills that will be essential for modern life and the workplace. Courses we have run include:

  • Becoming What We Are: Literature & Identity
  • The Netflix Effect: Introducing Critical Theory through the Art of Binge-Watching
  • Global Politics in a Zombie Pandemic
  • How To Make Hard or Impossible Decisions

Symposia will combine with the “Minerva Galactic Award” (see menu): the Sixth Form iteration of the Minerva “Global Award”), which will not attract UCAS points but will have a significant benefit to UCAS personal statements and university applications. At present, there are no plans to introduce the EPQ.

Life skills Programme

From cooking to managing a budget, healthy lifestyles to savings & investments, the Life Skills programme  ensures that graduating Academy students will have the skills they need to thrive in life beyond school.

Minerva Galactic Award

Minerva Galactic Award. All students in Year 12 will follow our own bespoke multi-disciplinary self-development programme, guided by their personal mentor, which involves completing an academic project of personal interest, volunteering, fundraising and event organisation, young enterprise, and more. This is similar to the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme. More details will be updated shortly.

UCAS & University

Should our students wish to apply for University, their UCAS application will be supported through a formal process with their personal mentor as well as periodic UCAS-focused stand-alone sessions with Academy staff.

Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some common questions about the MVA Sixth Form. Please get in touch with us if you have more!
What subjects can I study at MVA's Sixth Form?
MVA offers a diverse range of A-Level subjects that cater to various academic interests and career aspirations. You can explore traditional core subjects like Mathematics, English, and the Sciences, as well as delve into specialized areas such as Psychology and Economics. An exciting feature of our curriculum is the opportunity to undertake a BTEC in Esports, although this does have in-person requirements. And remember, if there's a subject you're passionate about that's not in our standard offering, such as Mandarin or Ancient History, we can typically facilitate this through Minerva Tutors. Our goal is to offer an adaptable, expansive curriculum that truly serves our students' ambitions.
How does the application process work for MVA's Sixth Form?
The application process at MVA is straightforward. It begins with a Discovery Call with our Admissions Team. This call gives us a chance to learn more about you and your educational goals, and it also provides an opportunity for you and your family to ask any questions you may have about MVA. Alternatively, you might like to fill our our Enquiry Form, and we'll get back to you.
What support does MVA provide for university applications?
At MVA, we provide comprehensive support for university applications. Our dedicated mentoring team guides students through every step of the process, from choosing the right course and university to writing a compelling personal statement and preparing for interviews. We also offer advice on international applications and student finance.
How does MVA prepare Sixth Form students for the future?
MVA prepares Sixth Form students for the future by offering a holistic education. We don’t just focus on academic success; we also aim to develop students' critical thinking, creativity, resilience, and communication skills. This approach ensures our students are well-equipped for future study, work, and life challenges.
How does MVA accommodate students with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) in 6th Form?
At MVA, we firmly believe that every student should be given the support and resources they need to reach their full potential. For students with SEND, we pair them with a personal mentor who has experience in this area. For more information, see the MVA for Diverse Thinkers. It's also worth noting that outside of Live Lessons, our Virtual Learning Platform is designed to accommodate a variety of learning styles and needs, and many neurodiverse students prefer to learn this way.

Admissions

To join the MVA Sixth Form and experience our award-winning virtual schooling first hand, the next step would be to book a Discovery Call or go right ahead and complete our Enrolment Form to secure your place. We're excited to welcome you to MVA! 

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Ages 11 - 18
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