Sixth Form

St. James’ Sixth Form is a highly personalised two year experience for pupils moving up from the Senior department or joining us from another school. Large enough to offer an impressive range of A-Levels, yet small enough to allow for bespoke combinations of courses, the Sixth Form at St. James’ prepares students for the next stage of their lives as independent, confident and self-aware young adults.

 

Introduction

St. James’ Sixth Form is a highly personalised two year experience for pupils moving up from the Senior department or joining us from another school.

Large enough to offer an impressive range of A-Levels and vocational courses, yet small enough to allow for bespoke combinations of courses, the Sixth Form at St. James’ prepares students for the next stage of their lives as independent, confident and self-aware young adults.

Retaining our family atmosphere, the Sixth Form is punctuated by individual attention and support which promotes self-reflection and personal growth. There are many advantages to being part of our Sixth Form: knowledge, independence, leadership, and friendship.

Employers and universities look beyond CVs, hoping to see confident communicators, creative problem solvers, and collaborative team players.

We help develop these attributes through enrichment activities: TED style talks, Public Speaking and Debating, Extended Project Qualification (EPQ), visiting speakers, cultural visits, work experience, extracurricular courses and our ‘Life Skills’ programme.

Pathway conversations are held early in Year 12 to enable individual support of UCAS applications or their aspirational next step. Guiding our students as they make the important choices which will shape their, and our, futures.

 

Academics 

Our boutique Sixth Form offers students a bespoke suite of A-Level options, Life Skills, careers and university advice.

Typically, at St. James', students study four subjects in the Lower Sixth and then, after internal examination at the end of that year, continue with three of these subjects to A-Level certification at the end of the Upper Sixth. Often students elect to continue with four subjects. 

All Sixth Form students participate in a Life Skills programme, which includes the skills necessary for university life and the opportunity to complete an extended independent project (EPQ) on a topic beyond the confines of their subject syllabuses.

Sixth Formers enjoy a range of sporting, service and leadership opportunities.

A-Level Options 2021 include

Each year our options change based on our student's interests. Our options typically include Art, Biology, Business Studies, Chemistry, English, French, Geography, History, Mathematics (and Further Mathematics), Music, Photography, Physics, and Spanish. 

A-Level Results

In 2021 our A-Level Results were as follows:

A*- B - 66%

2020 Results

A*- B - 38%

2019 Results

A*- B - 37%

They will be studying a diverse range of courses including Law, Medicine, Maths, and History at some of the UK's top universities including, The University of Birmingham, The University of Leeds, The University of London, and Lincoln University. 

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