• Outstanding A level results 17 August 2017 - Outstanding results from our students on A level results day Many congratulations to all our students who received their A level and BTEC results today. We would like to send a very well done to each and every one of you, it is always anxious waiting to hear from universities and employees across the country regarding […]
  • Sharon Hodgson MP Visit 21 June 2017 - On Friday 16th June Labour MP for Washington and Sunderland West, Sharon Hodgson met with our Yr 12  and a few of Yr 7 Project time students. Sharon offered to come into school to talk about her role in politics and to answer questions from the students.It was interesting to hear how and why she […]
  • A Level Coastal fieldwork 21 June 2017 - Year 12 Geography A Level Coastal fieldwork – Seaham​, Marsden & Seaton Sluice 36 Geography students, Mr Rodger, Mr Gemmell, Ms Raistrick and Rosie the border terrier spent today studying coastal geomorphology and sand dune systems. The aim was to support learning in the classroom and to practice data collection methods to help students decide […]

The vision at Lord Lawson of Beamish Sixth Form is to give you the opportunities and experiences to prepare yourself for University, apprenticeships and the world of work. We pride ourselves on our pastoral support and range of qualifications that allow our students to achieve their potential and grow into young adults. Whilst you will be with us for 2 years of your studies, we want you to leave ready for the challenges of modern life with the skills to be lifelong learners.

Each student will be given individual meetings with experienced staff to help you make your choices and get onto the correct pathway for your chosen destination. You will then follow a study programme which includes time for your academic subjects and also for non-qualification experiences to allow you to explore the options available for when you leave. Every subject is taught by specialist subject teachers who have expertise and knowledge in their curriculum area and enjoy teaching their subjects. They know our students well which allows their relationships to make a huge contribution to their success. Alongside the curriculum team, we have our team of tutors who offer exceptional care and pastoral support to offer information, advice and guidance throughout the 2 years.

Our purpose built Independent Learning Centre allows you to have your own space for your studies. Being in the Sixth Form is about learning to become independent and resilient learners and take on more responsibility both personally and as part of the wider community. There are opportunities for students to support lower school to take part in reading programmes, sports events and school performances as well as by benefit from a week of high quality work experience.

We look forward to welcoming you into our Sixth Form and please contact us if we can be of any further help.

Sue Nellist, Director of Sixth Form


Sixth-Head-boyngirlAt Lord Lawson there is an excellent working atmosphere generated by both students and quality teaching staff. Our academy has a welcoming and successful environment achieved through the collaboration between both lower school and the sixth form. One example of our union with lower school includes our enrichment programmes such as one to one literacy sessions, ASDAN sessions and the rehearsing of our school productions.

This has created a positive relationship with all year groups and has enabled us to be role models for the younger students. Charity fund raising is a key element of our sixth form, raising exceptional amounts of money for a range of charities:Macmillan Cancer Care, Children in Need and Jeans for Genes. The new facilities and outstanding support staff of the sixth form really allows each of us to excel academically and personally ensuring, a complete positive learning experience. We feel our time in this school has very much shaped us as young adults and provided the best education possible to mould our futures.