Welcome to Sixth Form

We recognise the critical importance of the two sixth form years. They must provide an effective preparation for life after secondary school which, for most pupils, will mean higher education. Not only do we support pupils as they seek to fulfil their academic potential in their chosen A-level studies, we also believe that it is enormously important to develop in them a strong sense of responsibility for their own learning and development.

We offer a broad range of subjects at Advanced Level which we adapt each year to suit the interests of our pupils. We are also able to offer internet-based distance-learning courses, such as Law and Accountancy, through the Open Learning Academy.

Sixth Form pupils are taught in small tutorial-style groups. They have their own Common Room and kitchen facilities, allowing for independence within the school community. Quiet areas are also set aside to provide for independent study. The Sixth Form at St Clare’s are provided with strong pastoral care to help achieve academic excellence and personal maturity.

All pupils are encouraged to take part in a range of extra-curricular activities that are on offer, as well as residential courses, field trips and university lectures. This is seen as a valuable stage in their education and helps them onto the next rung of the ladder in their development.

The benefits of studying in the Sixth Form at St Clare‘s include:

  • Following a two year course in preparation for A-Level examinations in three or four subjects. These are the normal entry requirements for higher education
  • Being taught in small, tutorial type classes
  • Continuing your education with familiar peers and staff who know you well
  • Fulfilling your maximum potential at the end of Year 13
  • Studying in a pleasant, caring and supportive environment


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Year 12 girl

The school has exceeded my expectations as we are so far ahead in the workload compared to my friends in other schools and college.

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Year 12 girl

The teachers have encouraged me and have made my learning very personalised.  I enjoy the freedom I have been entrusted with.