• Screen Shot 2017-01-06 at 16.18.37 Lord Lawson on the Lowdown… 06 January 2017 - Year 13 Performing Arts Dance Students Visited Shadon House, Birtley on Tuesday 6th December as part of an ongoing Community Arts project. Working in collaboration with Equal Arts, Lord Lawson dancers have brought to life the creative writing of the Shadon House residents. Over the past term the students have been exploring two stories based […]
  • https-%2F%2Fcdn.evbuc.com%2Fimages%2F26375703%2F196069872468%2F1%2Foriginal Annual Kilcoyne Christmas Lecture 2016 04 January 2017 - Year 12 and 13 students joined me on our yearly visit to Newcastle University to be entertained and informed at the Annual Kilcoyne 6th Form Christmas Lecture. The lecture series is named after John Kilcoyne, a retired lecturer from University of Sunderland who made it his mission to wow audiences while educating them about various […]
  • DSC05702 Talk by Heriot Watt Chemistry lecturer 06 December 2016 - Year 12 and 13 Chemists benefitted from a talk given to them by Magnus Bebbington, a lecturer at Heriot Watts’ School of Engineering & Physical Sciences; Chemical Sciences last week. Magnus’ research is aimed at developing new methods of synthesising one type of molecule where two mirror images are possible. These are known as optical […]

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.