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Welcome to SPH Sixth Form

Firstly, let me extend a huge welcome! We are delighted you’re planning on joining us and very much hope that you do. It is a decision you will not regret!

Joining SPH is like joining a family; we are members of a global community and love is at the heart of everything we do. We expect that to be reflected in our students’ manner, dress, day-to-day contact and general demeanour, and you can expect it in the incredible support you’ll receive not just from your subject teachers, but from your form tutor with whom you’ll meet regularly to discuss your on-going progress and anything with which you need help.

Our teachers are all passionate about their subjects and in choosing to continue with further study we expect you are too. We are therefore happy to offer a wide range of A2 and BTEC subjects, with our students following three courses throughout Years 12 and 13.  As a fully comprehensive Sixth Form we welcome all students, from our own Year 11 and those from neighbouring schools. However, as a Sixth Form college with a fairly traditional curriculum, we do require a certain degree of academic competence in our students when they embark on advanced courses of study. Details of specific entry requirements can be found on the individual subject pages later in this booklet.

SPH Sixth Form is not just about results though; we believe in shaping the whole person so that you are ready for the world awaiting you outside. Over the course of your two years with us you will have the opportunity to take part in numerous enrichment activities including, but by no means limited to: art exhibitions, theatre trips, the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, sporting activities and community service.

As part of our Catholic ethos we are committed to nurturing the spiritual lives of all our students. Our vibrant faith community helps students continue their journey of spiritual development. As a result, all students embark on an RE course supported through a fortnightly RE lesson.

Opportunities to join the Lourdes pilgrimage and lead your own charity projects assist you in developing a global perspective on our mission to love and care for one another.

I know that making this decision about what to study for the next two years of your education can be a daunting prospect. I hope that the information you will find within these pages will give you a true insight into what our Sixth Form has to offer, and make you confident that an application to SPH would be a fantastic decision – one which will provide you with many exciting opportunities over the next two years.

Should you have any further questions please feel free to email me at the address below, otherwise good luck in your GCSEs and I look forward to welcoming you in September!

Mrs Nesta NcNeil

Head of Sixth Form – Assistant Headteacher