The curriculum supports students’ growing independence in the sixth form. Students understand and remember more over the course of their studies because teachers encourage them to apply their knowledge in a range of situations. Students demonstrate their thinking and learning by presenting their work in lessons. This helps students to develop their confidence. (Ofsted, February 2020)
The John Colet School Sixth Form is a welcoming and supportive environment in which students can take their important next step after completion of GCSE. We welcome students from our Year 11 and from other schools.
Alongside our focus on ensuring each student achieves their very best and is academically successful, we invest time in ensuring we provide opportunities for students to further develop their character. In the ever changing, global economy, it is vital that our young people develop the skills they will need to be flexible and successful in the workplace. A focus on providing leadership opportunities, access to extra curricular activities, academic enrichment and numerous other activities which support the development of soft skills (e.g. organisation, resilience and communication skills) underpins the sixth form experience. Through our assembly programme, tutorial programme and external speaker programme, students are exposed to a vast range of experience and topics to develop character and support the super-curriculum. Students also benefit from the expectation that they will volunteer their time to be peer mentors, to complete community service and to undertake a week of work experience.
It is our ambition that every student progresses from JCS with a clear path to follow, the necessary qualifications to enable them to turn their dreams into reality and a set of skills to make them competitive and successful.
Head of Sixth Form