Welcome From Head of Sixth Form

Deciding where to continue your post-16 education is an important decision. When you choose St Bernard’s you will be joining a strong and diverse community within an environment which nurtures the individual.

The Sixth Form occupies a pivotal role in the life of St Bernard’s High School. We are an inclusive community where students can continue their academic studies and mature into confident and independent young people, ready to take their next steps into Further Education, Apprenticeships or the world of work.

Study in the Sixth Form is a serious undertaking and needs commitment from each student and support from their families. From day one, we encourage students to adopt a structured routine and maintain a good work-life balance by providing ample time for supported independent study during the school day. Most students study 3 A Levels or a combination of BTEC and A Level qualifications.

Sixth Formers at St Bernard’s thrive when they immerse themselves in the wide range of  leadership tasks and extra-curricular responsibilities we offer. We offer work experience in Year 12 and support students to participate in supra curricular schemes offered by top universities. These deepen students’ knowledge and help to prepare them for the rigours of Further Education.

Life is busy in the Sixth Form and students have to develop independence and good organisational skills in order to succeed. Students are ably supported by an experienced team of passionate subject specialists and a dedicated Sixth Form pastoral team who are there to support each student to fulfil their unique potential.