Message from Kesner Morris,
Director of Sixth Form
It gives me great pleasure to invite you to
join our vibrant and successful Sixth Form of more than 200 students.
We are proud to celebrate our record breaking
results achieved this summer. Nearly
half of all our grades (47%) were awarded A*- B. In addition, over a third of the cohort who have
gone to university gained acceptance at prestigious Russell Group universities.
Studying with us allows you to access over 30
A-level subjects and teaching of the highest level. In addition to our existing
subject portfolio, in 2016 we introduced a new Level 3 Applied General
Qualification in Criminology and Applied ICT as well as Applied A Level in
Business which is offered through our partnership with Haybridge. These new qualifications carry the same
number of UCAS points as A-levels but contain a smaller element of
Our Sixth Form is known throughout the area
for the consistently high quality of its examination results. If you are aiming for the some of the most
prestigious institutions in the country, or some of the most competitive
courses, such as Oxford, Cambridge, Medicine or Veterinary Medicine, then you
can have confidence in our specialised programme that ensures we maintain an
excellent record of examination success and top university destinations.
At the same time, we are a welcoming,
inclusive community where every student is encouraged and challenged to achieve
his or her full academic potential, regardless of their starting point.
Alongside securing academic success, we ensure that opportunities are provided
to nurture every student’s needs and wants. For example, students have been
supported to undertake a gap year teaching young children in deprived areas of
Africa or Thailand.
Our examination results speak for themselves.
However, what is harder for us to communicate is the ethos of our Sixth Form.
This can be summed up in the phrase ‘family atmosphere’. Every student is known
and supported as an individual member of our community. We want every student
to enjoy and achieve, to be healthy and safe, to lay the foundations of their
future economic well-being and to make a positive contribution to society. We
are extremely proud of our sporting achievements, as well as our repeated
success at national debating competitions. We understand the value of
supporting students to develop and that is why we have broadened our enrichment
programme even further.
September 2016 saw the second phase of reform
to Post 16 provision nationally as new reformed A-levels are being introduced.
It is becoming increasingly apparent that the new reformed A levels are
strengthened in terms of content and therefore we are advising students to
select a package of three A levels and the Extended Project Qualification
(EPQ). You can be confident that we are addressing and embracing the changes
positively and proactively. Our exacting standards will ensure that you
encounter exciting and stimulating learning experiences whatever changes are
Our Catholic Faith, which inspires us to love
God and to love our neighbour as we try to stay faithful to the teachings of
Christ, creates the sense of being a family and sharing a common purpose.
Consequently, the Sixth Form is a totally inclusive community that allows all
students to be enriched academically, spiritually and morally. In essence, it
is an exciting and happy environment to study where each individual is pushed to
the highest standards and to give of their very best.
Director of Post 16 Studies