Why St Bart’s?

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St Bart’s Sixth Form was recently rated as outstanding by Ofsted (October, 2021).

Inspectors praised ‘the rich variety of post 16 subjects on offer’ commenting that ‘Sixth Form students show real determination in their learning through focused study’ and are ‘well-prepared to continue their education on to university or to enter the world of work’.

 

Outstanding Results. Students make excellent progress in the Sixth Form. In recent years, our A Level progress has been within the top 25% of schools nationally; demonstrating that we are adding considerable value to already excellent progress achieved at GCSE. 

A wide, flexible choice of subjects. As a large Sixth Form with over 550 students, we are able to offer an exceptional range of subjects. We offer 38 Level 3 courses: 34 A Levels and four BTECs.  If you want to study Languages, Music, Computing or Photography, you may find that we are the only local option for you.

We have an exceptional record in terms of getting students into university, including for Medicine, Oxbridge and Russell Group universities, and we support high numbers of students each year into employment or apprenticeships. Our ‘Employability Skills’ programme also prepares students for the world of work, supporting students in securing work experience placements or volunteering opportunities as part of their study programme. 

A programme of student engagement. Alongside subject lessons, we offer an extensive range of enrichment activities designed to promote skills for life and a wider understanding of the world. Our Personalised Learning team is also on hand to provide specialist learning provision to support additional academic needs. Class sizes are carefully controlled to ensure the best possible student experience and our subjects are supported by state-of-the art facilities. 

A thriving community. The Sixth Form represents a significant change from your experience of school in Years 7-11. You will be expected to work independently and will be treated accordingly and given new freedoms. You will be encouraged to take on leadership roles where you have influence across the school and Sixth Formers are actively encouraged to take part in sport every week; with the chance to play at a competitive level across many sports. There are also excellent opportunities for participation and leadership at all levels in music, drama, dance and with the Combined Cadet Force. An active social scene is driven by our School Officer team, who organise a huge array of highly popular events.

A popular destination. You can apply to us, wherever you are. We are an open access Sixth Form. Around 1 in 3 of our Year 12 students join us from other schools every year. Our Sixth Form experience is designed to promote student well-being, a sense of belonging and a vibrant learning environment. We strive to provide plenty of opportunities for integration and participation in our school community.

For further information on entry requirements and applying to our Sixth Form please visit our Admissions and Apply page.