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Welcome to Wimbledon College


Wimbledon College has a long-established Sixth Form in partnership with the Ursuline Sixth Form.  Between us we offer a wide range of subject options within two outstanding Catholic schools in south-west London.

 

Sixth Form is one possible step after Year 11.  It offers you the opportunity to focus on the subjects which interest you and which will lead to university, college or careers.

 

If you want teaching which has a proven track record leading to excellent academic results at A-Level, and if you are looking for a well-structured environment for your studies with high expectations made of you, then Wimbledon College may be the place to continue your education.

 

If you are already a Wimbledon College pupil, you will know a lot about the school – but please take time to look through the website and to speak to current Sixth Form pupils and Sixth Form teachers and staff.  Sixth Form is different from the rest of the school in many ways.  It is important you make an informed decision whether to stay on or go elsewhere.

 

If you are at another school, we welcome applications from boys who are serious about their studies, are looking for the sort of disciplined and structured environment that will support them, and who want to participate in and contribute to the wider life of this successful school.

The aims of the Sixth Form are:

 

  • to build a Christian community founded on the values of the Gospel

 

  • to provide clear progression from GCSE to higher qualifications (usually A-Level)

 

  • to provide access to university, colleges and employment

 

  • to provide excellent teaching, with strong support for independent study

 

  • to provide a rich extra-curricular programme

 

  • to provide consistently strong pastoral care, advice and challenge

 

 

About us

Wimbledon College is a Roman Catholic school founded by and in the trusteeship of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits).  Begun in 1892, today it is a boys comprehensive school with around 1300 pupils (260 in the Sixth Form).  Boys come to the school from all over south London, Surrey and also north of the river.

 

The school has a strong reputation for academic achievement, extra-curricular activities and for being a Christian community with high standards of pastoral care and discipline.

 

A Jesuit School

The aim of Jesuit education is expressed by St Ignatius Loyola (1491-1556) as “improvement in living and learning to the greater glory of God and the common good.”  (SJ Constitutions)

 

As a boy progresses through the school he becomes part of this tradition, experiencing at first hand its pattern of teaching, values and practices, informed by the Jesuit vision. It is our hope that each boy will accept this rich heritage and make it his own and in so doing will be prepared for life, which is itself a preparation for eternal life.

A vision does not describe a goal or an aim but a way of getting there.  The Jesuit vision statement recognises the characteristic values and ethos of a Jesuit school:

 

 

Finding God in all things

• a Jesuit school recognises that every aspect of its work can affirm the goodness and presence of God

 

Caring for the individual

• a Jesuit school focuses on the all-round formation of each person

 

Showing love in deeds

• a Jesuit school is characterised by generosity in service to others, particularly where human dignity is threatened

 

Building a Christian community

• a Jesuit school fosters a faith commitment to Christ and prepares pupils for a fuller participation in the life of Church

 

Engaging with the wider world

• a Jesuit school helps pupils to be sensitive to the strengths and weaknesses in contemporary society and to witness to Christ’s presence in that society

 

Encouraging excellence

• a Jesuit school is distinguished for its academic, religious and pastoral provision, through which it encourages the fullest possible development of talents

 

Co-operating in Jesuit mission

• a Jesuit school works in co-operation with other Jesuit schools and ministries in the light of the apostolic and educational aims of the Society of Jesus


This vision statement is shared by the nine Jesuit schools of the British Province.  To live in this way is to build the Kingdom of God. It is to engage fully with the world around us. The life and learning that is characteristic of Wimbledon College seeks to bring concretely to the Church in England a venerable and living tradition of the universal Church. It is the Jesuit ideal adapted to the circumstances of the people, place and times in which we live.

Facilities available

We are fortunate to be well resourced with a dedicated Sixth Form Centre, including study hall, IT resources, common rooms and dedicated Sixth Form learning facilities elsewhere in the school for music, science, art, and the humanities.

Additional support

Sixth Form Team

 

A team of teachers and support staff works to ensure boys make good progress and are both supported and challenged.

 

There is a Deputy Head with oversight of the Sixth Form which is led by the Head of Sixth Form.  He is assisted by two Heads of Line for Poetry (Y12) and Rhetoric (Y13).  They are supported by a full-time Pastoral Support Assistant who is the main point of contact for boys and their parents. 

 

 

Deputy Head

Mr Philip Murphy

Head of Sixth Form

Mr Dominic Boyse

Head of Rhetoric Line (2013-14)

Mr Paul Fitcher

Head of Poetry Line (2013-14)

Mr John Lonergan

Pastoral Support Assistant

Mrs Rachel Household

 

Also part of the team are the Sixth Form tutors.

The Tutor System

Sixth Form pupils are assigned to tutor groups which meet each day.  The tutor is responsible for day-to-day encouragement and monitoring of progress, commitment to studies and involvement in the wider life of the school.  Tutor groups are kept small (typically around 15 boys) so that tutors can get to know the boys well and provide the guidance, support and challenge they need.

Learner success

A Level Results

Year 13 in 2012

Total number of candidates = 112 (112 in 2011, 83 in 2010 and 103 in 2009)

Total number of examinations taken = 334 (328 in 2011, 247 in 2010 and 299 in 2009)

Percentage of grades at A*

2012 2011 2010

15% 8% 7%

Percentage of grades at A* - A

2012 2011 2010 2009 2008

36% 23% 22% 31% 23%

Percentage of grades at A* - B

2012 2011 2010 2009 2008

66% 54% 48% 58% 52%

Percentage of grades at A* - C

2012 2011 2010 2009 2008

82% 75% 75% 83% 81%

Percentage of grades at A*- E (pass rate)

2012 2011 2010 2009 2008

99% 96% 98% 100% 100%

UCAS Average Points Score

2012 2011 2010 2009 2008

326 295 290 332 307

 

STUDENT PROGRESSION TO RUSSELL GROUP /
1994 GROUP UNIVERSITIES 2008 - 2012


 Percentage of students in year group progressing on to Russell Group or 1994 Group Universities

2008   25%

2009   33%

2010   27%

2011   28%

2012   41%               

How to apply

If you want to apply for courses, you will need to contact Wimbledon College directly.

Last updated date: 27 July 2017
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