Apply for Sixth Form at SJH

All students who are motivated and keen to join the Sixth Form will be offered a place on an appropriate pathway.

If you would like to arrange an opportunity to meet with a member of the Sixth Form team to discuss your options in detail, please be sure to contact us and we will be happy to arrange this for you.

1: Technical Pathway

Our Sixth Form Technical Pathway includes a wide range of BTEC and Cambridge Technical courses which  offer students the knowledge, understanding and skills that they need to prepare for a career, continue in further education, or progress to higher education.  These Technical (sometimes known as Applied General courses) are among the most widely-recognised qualification for admission to higher education and Higher Level Apprenticeships and we have an excellent track record of results at KS5 in these courses.

These course include assignment based work which some students prefer to A levels which are often fully assessed through written exams.  Our Technical courses do include exam elements, but some students may find assignments allow them the best chance to demonstrate and develop their knowledge and skills.  

Courses on our Technical Pathway include:

- Applied Science (with Forensics)
- Business Studies
- Engineering
- Health & Social Care
- Information Technology (Computing)
- Media  
- Music
- Performing Arts
 - Sport
- Travel & Tourism

2: A level Pathway

What are A Levels?

- Advanced level of study with greater depth and challenge
- Available as a familiar or new subject offering progression to wide range of University courses
- All A level courses run for 2 full years.

The A level courses on offer in Sixth Form in September 2024 are listed below:

- Art & Design
- Biology
- Chemistry
- English Language
- French
- Geography
- History
- Law

- Photography
- Philosophy & Ethics
- Physics
- Politics

- Psychology

- Sociology (with Criminology)

- Spanish

3: Combined Pathway

For many students, a combination of our Technical and A level courses will offer the right balance of examinations and coursework and will provide the perfect stepping stone to University, Higher Level Apprenticeships and future employment.  

For example, a students choosing our Combined Pathway might choose A level Sociology, along with an Applied Science and Health & Social Care BTEC course which would set them up very well for future training or careers in Criminology, Forensic Science or other Health Care routes.  

Our Combined Pathway will ensure that students leave Sixth Form with a huge array of options and possibilities, and will allow them to enjoy a broad range of content and skills in their lessons.

Entry requirements for Sixth Form courses

All places in our Sixth Form will be dependent on students meeting the following criteria and conditions:

- Achieving a sufficiently high progress and attainment score overall and for individual subjects in your final GCSE exams which will be confirmed in August 2024

- Maintaining attendance of 95%+ for the remainder of Year 11 (Role Model or Good on report) 

- Having demonstrated excellent conduct while attending the College (Role Model or Good on report)

Sixth Form Application process

Students already at SJH will be supported through the application process which begins in November of Year 11.  A brief summary of the activities we organise to support their decisions:

20th – 24th November 2023
Year 11 Options Assembly + Sixth Form Information sessions with KS5 teachers

24th November 2023
Initial Ideas Survey: Year 11 complete their initial choices during tutor sessions

27th November – 8th December 2023
Year 11 Interviews for Year 11 students and parents (request an interview)

15th – 25th January 2024
Sixth Form Taster sessions

25th January 2024 (4 - 6pm)
Sixth Form Options evening (read more)

February 2024
Conditional Offer letters for all Sixth Form applicants

March – April 2024
Formal offer letters (following March mock exams)

July 2024
Sixth Form Induction and Taster sessions

External Applications

Year 11 students studying at others schools but applying for SJH Sixth Form will need to complete following application form.

We will then be in contact to arrange a tour of the college and a meeting to help you in choosing your options for September 2024.

Need more information or advice on courses at SJH?

If you have any queries about Sixth Form places, or if you would like to arrange an interview to discuss your choices, please use our contact form and a member of the team will be in contact.

More information about Sixth Form courses can be found on our Courses and Information page.