Sixth Form Key information

At St Mary’s we encourage all Sixth Form students to explore their post 18 options please go to the section Life Beyond St Mary's for further information. 

Bridging the Gap from GCSE to A Level

The move from GCSE to A Level can be quite a daunting one. Students will be given the tools with which they will become more independent in their studies which will in turn mean that they will gain the most from their courses. Preparation, additional reading and research can all support this new level of independence and challenge.  Bridging the Gap  is a short document which is intended to give students an insight of where they can start to look for additional materials to support their studies. This should start as post GCSE Summer Reading and continue throughout Sixth Form.  Please ensure you have read and made a start on the work that is outlined in the booklet in the subjects you intend to take in September.  In addition, do ask Subject teachers questions on Results Day about the course and the work load. 

Alternative Pathways

We will provide additional support to students who decide that they do not want to go on to university. Miss Gaulton will arrange an interview with our external independent careers advisor and support with CV’s and applications will be given. Specialised sites to explore alternative post 18 pathways include:
www.notgoingtouni.co.uk
www.gap360.com
www.getingofar.gov.uk

YEAR 12 UNIVERSITY PREPARATION

Students should be thinking ahead to their plans post St Mary’s. We encourage all students to be looking for work experience and volunteering experience to broaden their skills outside of the classroom. Students have the opportunity during timetabled enrichment to volunteer either on site or within the local community.

Students are entitled to apply for five days out of school to explore their post-18 options. Application forms can be collected from Mrs Warren in the library. We actively encourage all students to attend open days and taster sessions. For those students intending to go to university follow this link for a full list of UCAS open days and events. Many universities run free taster sessions which give students an opportunity to experience a taste of what university life is like. We advise students to visit individual university websites. Please see the following information from the university of London.

University taster courses for prospective undergraduate students
Choose from over a hundred courses in multiple subject areas at numerous universities in and around London.

The Taster Course Programme provides year 12 sixth form students with a taste of what life at a university in London is like. Through your chosen taster course you will experience the different teaching methods used by university academics and gain an insight into the additional facilities available, whilst meeting students from across the UK. All our taster courses are free to attend and you can choose a course from a variety of subjects taking place at the numerous participating universities. Courses range from voice and drama, to medicine and nursing, to computing and business. 2017 applications are now open. Applications for the 2018 University Taster Sessions will open in the New Year. You will be able to book on to a Taster Day Course and find more information at www.london.ac.uk/tasters.  

    

Key Documents

Sixth Form Prefect General Information 2018-19

Sixth Form Prefect Application Form 2018-19

Year 12 Stretch and Challenge  

Year 11 Futures Preparation  

Student Finance Information 

Student Hut Revision A Level Revision Guide 

Sixth Form Vericool Consent Form 

 

Upcoming Events

10 Dec

Year 13 Mock Exams

10 December, 2018 – 20 December, 2018
 
11 Dec

Year 11 Mock Exams

11 December, 2018 – 18 December, 2018
 
17 Dec

Year 9 Basketball - away - Leventhorpe

4:00pm - 6:30pm
 
18 Dec

Year 7 Art Workshop Animation Nation

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