The Sixth Form is an integral part of the College, with a fine tradition of preparing young men and women for Higher Education and the world of work. Proud of its history yet forward-thinking in outlook, SFX has an enviable reputation with Universities and employers, both locally and nationally.
Students find at SFX a family atmosphere, with very strong monitoring and challenge in a friendly and supportive environment with first-rate facilities and highly-experienced staff.
The new Sixth Form curriculum takes full advantage of our newly-completed multi-million pound facilities, with enhanced courses in Sport, Music, Media and Science. New pathways in Sport and Business mean that a student with special aptitude in those areas can devote their entire curriculum to their specialism, along with individualised programmes of study, work experience and progression tuition.
There is an impressive array of A level and BTEC subjects which can be combined to provide the perfect route for a young person into Higher Education or Employment.
Not surprisingly, SFX has a fine record of results, being in the Times Top 400 schools for last seven years. Our students can look forward to an exciting, rewarding, challenging and fulfilling time at this most crucial stage of their development.
We are rightly proud of our pastoral team. Every student has a personal tutor, supported and led by Ms Finlay (Assistant Director of Sixth Form) , Mr Lloyd (Assistant Headteacher: Director of Sixth Form) and Mr Flowers (Deputy Headteacher: Key Stage 5). Further support comes from Mr Fay (Independent Careers Planner) and the Sixth Form Pastoral assistant (Mrs Walker).
There are two study zones centered around the Sixth Form Common Room. Each has computing facilties, internet and Wi-Fi access. Both areas are supervised throughout the day. The larger area is a relaxed space with refreshments, the smaller space a silent study zone for those who prefer some peace and quiet. The Common Room has undergone a significant refurbishment to its catering area in April 2016.
We believe that we have created a Sixth Form that our own children would thrive in (indeed many staff send their children here). All people of faith and of no faith are welcome; they will find a warm, Christian environment with a chaplain and programme of worship. They will benefit from our strong ethos and values. We also recognise that young adults of this age group need room to breathe and explore their ideas and that they may not wish to take part in the religious aspects of the College.
The Common Room is the hub of the Sixth form – assemblies, charitable activites, coffee mornings, and a full range of extra-curricular activities, study clubs, chess, debating, drama, school productions, choir, orchestra and SFX’s famous range of sporting activities have all featured in recent years.
In simple terms, our curriculum and pastoral team aim to help each young person in our care to develop from a Key Stage 4 student to an independent, contented, confident and successful young adult. Each individual should leave us ready to take their full place in the wider community.