A message from the Director of Sixth Form
I am delighted that you are considering joining St Thomas More Sixth Form College next September to embark on post-16 studies.
The pace of change in education continues unabated and, as we welcomed our current Year 12 students a few short weeks ago, it seems appropriate that we are preparing to welcome another group of students in a few months’ time.
You join us at an exciting time in the College’s short history with excellent results being achieved last year that are likely to show value added progress being in the top 25% in the country.
92% of our students leave for university and nearly half go to Russell Group universities, both measures exceeding national averages by some distance.
The Christian ethos here is one of community, respect and care. As a College we are proud of the level of support we offer students as they meet the demands placed on them by A-level study. In addition we deliver outstanding teaching and learning and magnificent facilities provided by a superbly equipped new building.
At St Thomas More there are ample opportunities for students to enrich their educational experience.
Students can opt for accredited First Aid courses, Critical Thinking, Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award, the Extended Project Qualification and the Sport among others in their enrichment option.
Students can also participate in team building in Worcestershire, field work in Yorkshire, theatre visits and trips abroad. In developing careers, students are given opportunities to speak to seasoned professionals at our Careers Fair and can access regular careers advice.
Our department links with universities provide exciting master classes in a range of subjects to stimulate wider knowledge, to stretch the imagination and to develop a love of learning.
Senior Leadership team roles and the pro-active Sixth Form Council are developing responsibility and ownership in our student community.
When considering a Sixth Form College you will want an experience that delivers first class learning, outstanding support and has the highest expectations of all staff and students.
You will also desire a College that has excellent facilities and an ethos that promotes an exciting and relevant learning experience.
Added to this you will want a College that assists your development socially and morally to ensure that you are ready to contribute positively to society and the World.
At St Thomas More Sixth Form College we will succeed in all of these aspects and more.
Mrs N Anderton
Director of Sixth Form
Mission Statement & Ethos
“As part of the Catholic Church, our mission is to serve the needs of all students in a Christ-centred way so that they may reach their potential in all aspects of their lives.”
In order to fulfil our mission in the sixth form we will;
- Have high expectations of all students
- Create a learning environment where all achievements are recognised and where Christian care, respect and justice prevail
- Enable all students to develop their God-given talents and to become more independent as learners, taking full responsibility for their own learning
- Equip all students with the skills and knowledge to prepare them for future education, employment and adult life.