‘A St. Martin’s Sixth Former is Confident, Resilient and Motivated’ – Sixth Form Vision
St. Martin’s Sixth Form offers the opportunity for young people to study, socialise and thrive in a structured and caring environment. Our vision ensures that students in St. Martin’s Sixth Form have both the outstanding academic development, as well as personal development to support their future journeys. We are a hugely popular Sixth Form with 350 students across both year groups, with a wide variety of A-Level and vocational qualifications.
A key strategy we use to ensure our students can fulfil their personal and academic aspirations is through providing a wide range of opportunities. Student leadership and student voice is a key priority and we ensure that Sixth Formers have access to a wide variety of leadership opportunities through the Student Leadership Team, Student Voice Team, peer-to-peer mentoring and subject ambassador roles. Equally students can access our impressive range of extra-curricular opportunities in sport, music, drama and many other areas. It is vital that these opportunities are given to our Sixth formers, to support them in acquiring and enhancing the skills needed to become leaders within the twenty-first century.
Our students traditionally will progress on to university, while an increasing number are now beginning to consider high-degree apprenticeships and employment. In 2023, we supported 130 students in Year 13 to secure places at University, with 22% of them accepting places on to courses at one of the Russell Group universities. We give students unique and bespoke pathways guidance through Sixth Form, so that by the time of application they have all the necessary information and skills to be successful in their applications. Alongside that, we also work with numerous guest speakers and apprenticeship providers. Recently, our Sixth Form has welcomed Ford Motor Company and PricewaterhouseCoopers to present some of their unique apprenticeship opportunities to our students. At St. Martin’s, we do not believe that ‘one size fits all’ and as a result ensure that all students are exposed to all future pathway possibilities so that they can make the most informed and right choice for them.
Ultimately, teaching and learning is our passion and we have a varied curriculum that encourages the acquisition of skills to be a success. Above all else, our Sixth Form is built on traditional values of hard work and accepting challenges when they arise. We are proud of the young people that make up our St. Martin’s Sixth Form, the successes they have both academically and personally, and look forward in supporting them to become ‘the best that they can be’. We invite all prospective Year 12 students to visit St. Martin’s on our Open Evening on Thursday 2nd November between 4pm-7pm to see for yourself how special it is to be part of Sixth Form at St. Martin’s.