St Thomas More Catholic Academy & Sixth Form College

With grace and humility,
glorify the Lord by your life

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Prospectus

We are delighted that you are considering joining St Thomas More Sixth Form for your further studies and fully understand the importance of the decisions you have to make. If you do join us in September, you can be assured that every member of staff here will be totally committed to both supporting your academic, personal and spiritual development as well as ensuring that you are well prepared for your future life.

As part of our 16-19 programme of study, we offer a wide range of A Level and Level 3 qualifications. Details of the Key Stage 5 Curriculum can be seen below. Students at St Thomas More usually  study 3 or 4 options over a two year period. However, some students extend their programme of study over three years.   The crucial decision regarding course choice and number of courses is guided during our interview stage of the application process, at enrolment and during our induction period in September.  Our expert Sixth Form team advises students on an individual basis according to their strengths and aspirations for the future. It is ensured that course choices are informed and very much tailored towards supporting students' next destinations whether that be university, an apprenticeship, further training or employment.  Students are encouraged to take on the Extended Project Qualification at the end of Year 12 and are supported with this qualification by our designated EPQ tutor.

As part of the 16-19 programme of study, those students who do not have GCSE Grade 4-9 in Maths or English, work towards the achievement of these qualifications supported through specific additional timetabled sessions taught by specialist teachers of English and Maths. 

The Sixth Form plans for, and supports students to complete at least 3 full days of an external work placement.  Students are also supported to complete other, virtual placements throughout the year. All students are also expected to engage in a culture of volunteering and social action.

During the sixth form, students engage in pastoral mentoring programmes which develop their personal skills and/or prepares them for employment, training or higher/further education. The Sixth Form places great emphasis on maximising progression to the next stage of education, employment or an apprenticeship as shown by the successful progression of students onto higher levels qualifications post 18 and the rates of work placement completion in Year 12.

Each subject has 9 hours of teaching time per fortnight. Students complete one hour a week of Core RE as part of the Catholic Directory in England and Wales. This explores Morality and Ethics, Poverty, Persecution, Human Rights and Religion and the Media.

Personal Development is delivered in the Sixth Form as a designated lesson one hour per fortnight. Personal Development sessions support students to become wider and more active citizens of the world. Students are introduced to life skills which build character, confidence and resilience and prepare them for adult life.

 

Course Entry Requirements

Please click here to read the course requirements.

Course Information

AS/ A-Level Courses

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BTEC & Other Courses

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