Sixth Form

St John’s Sixth Form

Welcome to the St John’s Sixth Form webpages. We’re proud to be one of the top performing sixth forms nationally, and this success is the reason we have almost 400 students in Year 12 & 13.

In addition to St John’s Outstanding OFSTED ranking, almost one in four students achieved at least AAB grades in academic subjects, and we have exceptional results in our vocational qualifications. We have an excellent record of success in applications to a wide range of universities including the most prestigious in the country.

In addition to a full range of over 25 A-levels including all the facilitating subjects, we offer a fantastic selection of vocational diplomas including Sport, Forensic Investigation, Creative Digital Media Production, Food Science, Music, Health & Social Care and Performing Arts, all delivered in state of the art facilities. As a member of the sixth form you will be expected to accept a much greater degree of personal responsibility for your work and progress than before. A real commitment to St John’s, to your chosen courses and to Sixth Form activities is essential. Our expectation is that you will want to succeed and will be prepared to work hard to ensure that success. In return you will have the support of our teaching staff and tutors.

For details of how to apply to St John’s Sixth Form, including the courses we offer and our GCSE grade requirements,  check our Courses and Admissions pages.


Applications

Information and application forms are on our Sixth Form Admissions page.

Contact Mrs R Haig-Williams, Director of Sixth Form or Mrs M Brown, Sixth Form Admissions Officer if you have any questions.


Important Dates: Sixth Form

 

14 November 2019 Sixth Form Open Evening
13 January 2020 Deadline for applications
February-March 2020 Interviews for prospective students
March-April 2020 Offers will be made
23 June 2020 Sixth Form Induction Day
20 August 2020 GCSE results and Sixth Form Registration

Key Staff:

  • Director of Sixth Form: Mrs R Haig-Williams
  • Head of Year 12: Mr M Harrison
  • Head of Year 13: Mrs G Joyce
  • Director of Student Intervention: Mr M Wilson
  • Sixth Form Manager & Admissions Officer: Mrs M Brown

Parents’ Involvement

We aim to work closely with parents and provide email updates across the year. Regular Parents’ evenings take place so that students’ progress can be discussed with students, parents and subject teachers. Tutors will liaise with parents when appropriate.


Extra-Curricular Activities

Many subjects include residential visits e.g. Art visits to international art galleries (Paris, Amsterdam etc), Classical Civilisation visit to Greece and Biology, Geography and Environmental Science study weeks. We also run crosscurricular Sixth Form visits, including Paris and theatre visits.

A negotiated programme of additional activities is offered each year. The activities include Community Service, Leisure and Sports activities, and an Enterprise Scheme.

We also offer opportunities for you to gain additional qualifications including the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) at Level 3, GCSE courses in English and Mathematics and the Gold Duke of Edinburgh Award.


Freedom and Responsibility

You will be expected to work beyond timetabled classes and for homework. We provide time, resources and ideas for this work which is usually assignment orientated.
As a member of the Sixth Form College you will be able to have your say through your representative on the Sixth Form Council. We also have a student run Teaching and Learning Council so that students can work with staff in improving the quality of Sixth Form lessons. You will have many interesting and worthwhile opportunities open to you. Our aim is that you achieve the best academic results you can and make the most of your time by widening your experience and responsibilities. It is possible to initiate and organise events. Some students help with classes in the academy and do voluntary work in the community. There are always opportunities to get involved in drama, musical activities and help with sports teams. We aim to meet your needs – so make them known via the Sixth Form Council or talk to your tutor.


Results and Destinations

St John’s students consistently achieve results well above the national average in A Levels and Vocational courses. Most of our students go on to Higher Education, either directly or after a gap year. Some choose apprenticeships, or move directly into employment.

Visit our After St John’s page for more information.