Welcome to St John Payne Catholic School
Most of the focus during Years 10 and 11 have rightly been directed in ensuring that the best possible grades are achieved at GCSE. Over the next few months, final preparations and work will be done for those final GCSE exams in the summer. At this point in the year it is important to find out about suitable pathways after the GCSE exams.
In the following pages we describe the Sixth Form curriculum that we shall be offering at St John Payne Catholic School from September 2015. We have an extensive range of AS/A2 subjects on offer, details of which are described.
Most students will study three or four subjects in Year 12, followed by two or three in Year 13. Some students may wish to study a further one or two AS Levels in Year 13 rather than taking all subjects to A2. General Studies will be available for students in both Years 12 and 13. In addition AS/A2 Critical Thinking will be available to the most able students.
For students who have not achieved a Grade C or above in English or Mathematics, we will offer a one-year retake course to gain this qualification.
All Sixth Form students take part in the Sixth Form RS Course. As a Catholic community this is an important component of our offer that differs from other Sixth Forms.
You will know that the standards in our Sixth Form are very high. Ofsted has rated our Sixth Form as outstanding. More importantly, our students and their parents highly rate the teaching and support that they have received. Students enjoy their studies and achieve qualifications that take them onto courses in universities of their first choice, including highly competitive places at the top universities.
The choice of Sixth Form is an important one to take. To help you with your decision we will be offering advice and information. Following the talks from Mr Farrell, Deputy Headteacher, Mrs McKenna, Head of Sixth Form and from me, please feel free to contact us with any questions you may have. In addition, each Year 11 student will have an advisor attached to their form with whom personal needs can be discussed. We hope to be able to respond to all queries promptly.
I hope you find the enclosed material of use as you make decisions about your future.
How to apply
If you want to apply for courses, you will need to contact St John Payne Catholic School directly.