Welcome to the Sixth Form @ St. Joseph’s Grammar School.
Sixth Form at St. Joseph’s Grammar is a vibrant, enriching and enjoyable experience for pupils. There are approximately 180 pupils in the Sixth form and this allows for a lot of time to be dedicated to each and every pupil – big enough for choice, small enough to care! Our provision in Sixth Form enables our students to be resilient, rounded and grounded, ready for new challenges.
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Here at St. Joseph’s whilst academic achievement is important, we strive to develop well rounded individuals ready to face the next stage of their career, be that university, apprenticeships or employment. This means that there is a substantial enrichment programme to ensure that pupils are given every opportunity to develop their interpersonal, communication and leadership skills.
New Pupils are very welcome…
In September 2015 we welcomed 11 new pupils from the local area. Each and every one of them has been made to feel very welcome.
If you are interested in applying for a place in September 2017, when you get your GCSE results please contact the school office 028 87761227 to arrange an interview. Prior to your interview you may wish to fill in the application below and bring it with you to the interview.
2016 Sixth Form Application Form
There are four form classes in both Year 13 and 14 with a dedicated and expert form tutor who will support and guide you through your Sixth Form journey. Students will usually stay with the same tutor for their two years in the Sixth Form. These caring form tutors will assist students in overcoming any barriers that may prevent them from achieving their best and enjoying their time whilst at St. Joseph’s Grammar School.
Common issues that are encountered are helping students settle in and getting used to a new environment, coping with the demands of the AS/A2 course, managing challenges faced in their home life and working with students to overcome motivational issues.
Breadth of Study
Pupils are encouraged to study four AS subjects during Year 13. There is access to a wide range of courses, both academic and vocational, to suit students’ needs and interests.
Private and Independent Study Time
Sixth formers attend 10 teacher-led lessons for every AS Level subject they study. Sixth Formers also have timetabled lessons of Private Study where they complete tasks and homework in a quiet, purposeful work atmosphere supervised by a member of staff, Mrs Mc Hugh.
Extra Curricular Opportunities
Time in Sixth Form is not all about study, there are many opportunities for pupils to get involved with many different activities to help develop them as a person.