Taster Day

On Monday 24 June, we welcomed over 120 prospective students to our annual post 16 taster day.  Students explored a range of subject options throughout the day, with numerous taster classes available and hands-on experience of life as a post 16 student at Tuxford Academy. Our post16 teachers were on hand to offer advice on subject choices, career pathways, work placements and higher education.  This was an exciting day for our prospective post 16 students and an opportunity to ask questions and refine subject choices for September.

Extra curricular and super curricular activities

As part of our post 16 experience, we place great importance on extra curricular and super curricular activities for students.  Our taster day was an opportunity to discuss the many activities on offer in addition to the academic courses at Tuxford Academy.

Extra-curricular activities are things that students do in addition to their academic courses to show employers and universities that they are well-rounded, interesting and enthusiastic individuals, and team players. Super-curricular activities take a student’s academic study to a higher level and prove the student’s commitment to their subject. We provide a range of activities that allow students to develop these two strands.

Leadership, initiative and enterprise opportunities

  • Young Enterprise scheme
  • Duke of Edinburgh
  • Arts Award
  • Mentoring
  • Faculty ambassadors
  • Charities committee

Students who complete four enrichment activities in different areas will receive the Tuxford Community Award to recognise their achievements.


We have a network of speakers from industry who present regularly to our post 16 students, along with visits from Tuxford Academy alumni, universities and apprenticeship providers.  Our post 16 centre organise trips to careers fairs and the UCAS fair to enable students to gather detailed information on their chosen pathways.

How to apply

Tuxford Academy post 16 centre is open to applications from new students who have not previously studied at the academy. We would welcome an opportunity to discuss course options with potential students and their parents and carers.

For further information on the post 16 courses available at Tuxford Academy, please click here.

To view our post 16 prospectus or to fill in a no obligation application form to register your interest online, please click here.

post 16 physics students

Post 16 centre

post 16 Physics students

welcome to post 16

A level Maths taster

post 16 art