Welcome to Maria Fidelis Sixth Form
Our school began serving the local community in 1830 under the direction of Maria Madeleine D’Houet, founder of the religious order, the Faithful Companions of Jesus (FCJ). The sisters are still involved in our school today, serving on our Governing body and contributing to the spiritual life of the school.
Maria Fidelis is a Roman Catholic school for families who would like their child’s faith to be nurtured and supported. The majority of our students are from Catholic families but we welcome applications from parents who value Christian education and feel able to support the Catholic ethos of the school. We have a formal uniform and behaviour policy as we believe that children and young people flourish best in the security of clear boundaries.
It is our expectation that the majority of students will follow a traditional, academic curriculum. The most able are identified early in Year 7 and are given the opportunity to study Latin. They are also mentored by graduates from Russell Group universities, who monitor their progress and coach them for higher education. Maria Fidelis regularly exceeds national and Camden averages in progress and attainment indicators.
We are committed to providing enrichment experiences for all students and make regular use of the excellent local opportunities available to us, as well as offering national and international visits. These include:
- Mentoring from City businesses such as Deloitte;
- Opportunities to work with academics from leading scientific institutions and university departments;
- Links with schools in France, Belgium, Germany and Italy;
- Clubs ranging from debating to street dance;
- Trips to Oxford and Cambridge from Year 9.
Our house system encourages students to develop their confidence and leadership skills through organising events, taking part in a range of challenging competitions and supporting younger members of the school community.
Please come and see our school in action any Tuesday morning 9.30-10.30am at our Gower Street site. We look forward to welcoming you.
We achieved 97% pass rate at A'Level with the majority of our students gaining a university place at their preferred destination.
All our lessons are delivered by experienced subject specialist teachers, such as Mathematics, Sciences, Humanities, Social Sciences, Languages and English and the Arts, which include Latin. We are also delighted to announce that in addition to our already strong list of subjects that, from September 2015 we now offer Classical Civilisation A’ Level which, has already proved immensely popular.
Our experienced sixth form pastoral team are always available to support student learning and achievement for the duration of your time.
We have a continued commitment to providing work experience for every student, centred on their own future career aspirations, provides valuable real life opportunities in a wide variety of careers. We have a strong and established network of leading global and City based organisations who support our sixth form and who offer placements such as Deloitte who deliver accountancy and professional services, banking opportunities with Barclays and NatWest, international law firm Allen & Overy and, in the medical field, Bupa Healthcare and University College Hospital.
Our sixth form is located at our Phoenix Road site just off the Euston Road. We are situated just a two minute walk from Kings Cross, St. Pancras and Euston Stations and we are well served by many of the major bus routes. Bicycle storage facilities are also available.
Due to our central London location we have strong links with world leading institutions including:
- The British Library
- The Crick Institute
- The Wellcome Trust
- London School of Economics
- Imperial College London
All classrooms are fully equiped with interactive smart boards and audio visual equipment and many classrooms have dedicated suites of computers.
We prides ourselves on our personalised approach to all our students learning which enables them to meet their own individual university and career goals. We have a dedicated Sixth Form Academic Mentor who provides sessions and tutorials either on a 1-2-1 basis or in a small group across a range of subjects and enrichment opportunities.
Israh is celebrating a remarkable set of A-Level results, having secured two A* grades in English and Politics, and an A in History. She also received a B grade in her EPQ on comparative interpretations of genocide. Israh will study History at University College, London.
Bardha was thrilled to receive three A’s in English Literature, History and Politics A-Level, as well as achieving a B grade in AS Level Mathematics. Head Girl at Maria Fidelis from 2014-15, Bardha is excited to take up her place reading English at Edinburgh University in the autumn.
Nita achieved a strong set of results at A Level this year, with an A grade in Politics and two B’s in English Literature and History. She also achieved an A grade in her Extended Project Qualification, a well-written and original piece on the historical relationship between Boudicca and feminism. Nita will begin studying History at Newcastle University in September.
Asjad achieved a strong set of results at A Level this year, with an A grade in Biology and two B's in Chemistry and History. She will begin studying Neuroscience at King's College, London in September.
How to apply
If you want to apply for courses, you will need to contact Maria Fidelis Sixth Form directly.