The Sixth Form opened in September 2012, providing a wide range of both A Level and A Level equivalent qualifications.
It’s an exciting time to join the SJBC Sixth Form as it is a growing sixth form based around the needs of all our students. SJBC is developing into a thriving community of dynamic, happy and highly successful students.
We ensure a supportive and caring environment in which every student matters. Students are encouraged and challenged to achieve their best and reach their full potential.
We aim to become an “outstanding” Sixth Form. Most students are expected to apply for university and are given support with the UCAS (university admission application) process.
Our motto is ‘Strive for Excellence’ and being part of our sixth form programme ensures that our students develop not just their academic knowledge but also the skills and attributes needed to be successful in a rapidly changing world.
We offer a wide range of curriculum choices and enrichment opportunities for all of our students. Every student is also required to give their time to support other students of the school and local community in line with our Salesian ethos. They can become reading mentors, and offer classroom support. We also hope to train some Sixth Formers next year to become anti-bullying mentors to support our lower school students.
There has been some extremely hard work put in by both staff and students to establish an ethos and culture that leads to success. The progress in the Sixth form has been vast and this was reflected in the schools best ever A-level results this year with students achieving 28% A*-A, 45% A*-B, 71.8 % A*-C and 95.8% A*-E. We doubled the amount of students getting into Russell Group universities and EVERY student achieved a university place. This was a fantastic achievement and made me a very proud Head of Sixth Form!