Sixth form prospectus
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.
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.
Using the tabs below, you can see a guided video tour of both the main school site and the Elmwood Sixth Form Centre.