Sixth Form

 Why study at Saint Benedict Sixth Form?

At Saint Benedict Sixth Form every young person is seen as an individual; nurturing the gifts and talents of each of our children is central to our mission.

We achieve this by offering the highest quality of education possible, which includes a broad range of experiences aimed at developing the whole person, and enabling all to grow in a safe and happy environment

We welcome all young people to study with us in our Sixth Form, whatever their background, and whatever their faith.

We have excellent facilities which include Elmwood, our dedicated Sixth Form Centre, and we are proud to have our own Enhanced Resource Base which supports visually impaired and physically impaired young people.

At Saint Benedict Sixth Form, which has been rated ‘Good’ by Ofsted, we will support and challenge students to achieve the best that they can. We have high expectations and we will expect students to work independently, making the best use of our Post 16 study facilities.

The Sixth Form team will ease the transition from Year 11 to Year 12, and offer advice and guidance throughout your time here.

All our staff are highly ambitious for every student and work tirelessly to ensure that each young person is equipped with the skills and qualities they need to progress and live happy and successful lives. Our teachers will challenge students in lessons and push them to achieve the grades of which they are capable. Personal tutors will help students to take full advantage of all the opportunities available to them. We will provide the support that students will need to achieve excellence.

Each student will have the opportunity to carry out a work experience placement in Year 12 and, in addition, undertake enrichment activities and receive a full programme of careers guidance to assist with preparing students for the next stage of their lives, whether at university, apprenticeships or employment.

The Sixth Form leaders and subject teachers will monitor your progress carefully, providing focused support quickly when it is needed.

Routes to Success

Our curriculum has been carefully chosen to match the needs and aspirations of our students.

Option Blocks 2019 – 2020

Level 3

The majority of our students study a traditional A Level programme. We offer a large number of A Level courses, including facilitating subjects, which are the subjects most often valued by established universities.

Alongside this we offer a small number of vocational and technical courses.

Level 3 subjects


Applied Business

Applied Science

Art & Textiles


Computing (IT)


Drama and Theatre Studies

English Combined

English Literature

Further Mathematics





Media Studies



Religious Studies




Dedicated facilities

Our sixth formers have exclusive access to Elmwood, our sixth form centre. Three large study rooms, each with ICT facilities, provide plenty of places to work during study periods and after school. Our study room is dedicated to silent study, whilst another allows for group work. A third study area has dedicated media facilities.

Elmwood also has a sixth form common room for those times when you need to relax!

As sixth formers, you will have access to the library, where laptops are available, as well as books, newspapers and periodicals, during and after school.


Apply to Join us

The sixth form application details are available on downloadable forms below, they should be completed and returned to the Academy, for the attention of Natalie Robinson, Director of Sixth Form.

Please contact Elmwood, our Sixth Form Centre, on 01332 557032 for further information.

Sixth Form Application Form

Entry Requirements 2020


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