Welcome to St Gregory the Great Catholic School
We believe that we have a really good Sixth Form at St Gregory the Great School. We offer a wide range of courses to suit a wide range of abilities, which make us a very inclusive Sixth Form. We also have a wide range of extracurricular activities on offer
in the Enrichment programme. Our facilities for the Sixth Form are impressive, and we have access to additional courses available within the Oxford City Learning provision.
We believe, however, that the most important aspect of the Sixth Form is the sixth formers themselves. We have a cohesive group of students with a wide range of personal interests and aspirations who, nonetheless, relate well to and are supportive of each other. The ambiance is positive and lively, yet focused. Many sixth formers embrace the opportunities for extra responsibility, whether as prefects or mentors to younger pupils or as fundraisers.
Student have consistently made progress as good or better than national averages over the past few years, at all levels of ability, meaning that if a student is expected to gain three E, C or A/A* grades (based on national data) they have performed as least as well as than this; our expectations are made clear in the target setting process, and we have a very significant academic mentoring system that helps keeps them on track for these grades.
A very strong concern is that all students progress well to their next stage of education, employment or training; the curriculum offers courses suitable to a wide range of abilities and interests and we are as concerned that students on Level 2 courses progress as well as those destined for University; pass rates on the Level 2 courses are very good and much support is given to help with applying for courses or employment with training. All students who do not currently have GCSE grade Cs in English and Maths are required to study these to improve their prospects for progression, and this year we are developing more opportunities for work experience as part of all students’ provision.
We are very pleased with the variety of HE destinations students achieved. Last year one third of our sixth form offers were from Russell Group universities. One of our students gained a place at Cambridge studying Anglo Saxon, Norse and Celtic studies and another is studying Medicine at St Georges.
We have an excellent team of Sixth Form Tutors who provide excellent support on both a group and individual basis. They are quick to intervene if attendance and punctuality fall below our high standards, as well as tracking the academic progress of students in their groups. We believe that extra-curricular activities are incredibly important and encourage our students to take part, for example, in regular theatre and other cultural trips, Duke of Edinburgh activities, voluntary work and community service. We also encourage our 6th form to continue faith experiences such as retreats to Soli House and to the Taize Community in France.
The Sixth Form at St Gregory’s is a good place to be and we are pleased to welcome you.
St Gregory the Great Catholic School was established in September 2003. We have over 1000 students aged 11-18, and we pride ourselves on recognising every student as an important individual in our community. The decision you are making is an important one; our aim is that each student will be on the right programme of study according to their interests, abilities and future plans. We have an excellent team of mentors who provide support on both a group and individual basis.
How to apply
If you want to apply for courses, you will need to contact St Gregory the Great Catholic School directly.