Welcome to Hagley Catholic High School
It gives me great pleasure to invite you to join our vibrant and successful sixth form of more than 220 students, with access to 33 AS subjects. We are proud of our Catholic ethos but you do not have to be Catholic to be part of our sixth form.
Our sixth form is known throughout the area for the consistently high quality of its examination results. In 2012 our Year 13 broke the critical 400 UCAS points for the first year. This placed Hagley first in the Worcestershire performance table. If you are aiming for the some of the most prestigious institutions in the country, or some of the most competitive courses, then you can have confidence in our excellent record of examination success and top university destinations.
Come and see for yourself.
Sixth Form Open Evening - Thursday 23rd October 7pm
Whole School Open Day - Saturday October 18th 9am-12pm
We are a welcoming, inclusive community where every student is encouraged and challenged to achieve his or her full academic potential, regardless of their starting point.
Our examination results speak for themselves. What is harder for us to communicate is the ethos of our sixth form. This can be summed up in the phrase ‘family atmosphere’. Every student is known and supported as an individual member of our community. We want every student to enjoy and achieve, to be healthy and safe, to lay the foundations of their future economic well-being and to make a positive contribution to society. That is why we have introduced the ground-breaking AQA Baccalaureate as a way of accrediting our very impressive range of enrichment opportunities.
We look forward to receiving your application and meeting you to discuss your future at Hagley.
Mr Andrew Fitzpatrick, Acting Director of Sixth Form
The Sixth Form Study Centre
Sixth formers do not just need ‘teaching time’. They also need ‘learning time.’ You will have time set aside for you to carry out the research you require for your Sixth Form studies. We try to make conditions as ideal as possible for you, by providing teacher supervision of private study time. We believe that one of the reasons our Sixth Formers do so well when they go on to university is that they have learned how to manage their own time during private study at school.
The Common Room
As a Sixth Former you will have a ‘home’, the Sixth Form Common Room. You will find that socialising, talking and getting to know new friends in the years above and below you is an essential part of Sixth Form life.
Sixth Form Sport
The PE department offers a lively programme of Sixth Form Games and students are encouraged to involve themselves with one or more of the sports teams on Wednesday afternoons. We offer a full programme of competitive fixtures in the following sports; Rugby, Football, Basketball, Girls Netball, Rounders and Cricket. In addition to these sports fixtures, we offer a wide range of recreational activities for those wish to get active in a less competitive setting. The range of activities include golf, ten-pin bowling, badminton, squash, kayaking, mountain biking, aerobics, zumba, dodgeball, indoor football and benchball.
The Sixth Form Committee
The Head Boy and the Head Girl at Hagley are elected by the democratic vote of the Sixth Form students and are joined by four other committee members. The present Committee is currently involved in organising a trip to Alton Towers, the Freshers' Disco at a local venue, as well as the major social event of the Sixth Form year which is the Sixth Form Leavers’ Ball. Serving on the Sixth Form Committee is an excellent opportunity to take a leading role in the life of the Sixth Form.
We are proud of our commitment to the personal development of all our sixth formers. Over the last few years we have worked hard to build up some superb enrichment opportunities which provide a balance to the constant academic pressure of modern sixth form life. Here are just a few examples:
- The sixth form retreat to Soli at Alton Castle
- The Pilgrimage to Lourdes
- The Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme
- First Aid
- Lessons from Auschwitz
- Peer Listening Scheme
- Eco Garden
- Survival Cooking
We want everybody to enjoy some sort of non-academic recreational activity on a Wednesday afternoon. For some students however, it is appropriate that they use this time in order to pursue some sort of Work Experience. For example, many students interested in teaching have gone into our feeder schools to help the Primary School teachers, others have helped out in Nursing Homes or have arranged work experience in an area of interest to them.
Careers education and guidance
During the course of Year 12 we use the Tutorial time on Tuesday mornings to make sure that all the year group has a basic understanding of the options available to them in higher education and the system of application and selection. A three-day Higher Education Conference is run in School in June. A large amount of extra help is available to those who are interested in applying to Oxford or Cambridge, including practice interviews.
Progression to University
88% of our students gaineda place at university in 2013. We have a long and successful track record in helping students to achieve places on Medicine and Veterinary courses, as well as placing students in Oxford or Cambridge. This year 26% of our students enrolled on degree courses at prestigious Russell Group universities.
How to apply
If you want to apply for courses, you will need to contact Hagley Catholic High School directly.