Sixth Form
"The Sixth Form is outstanding. Students leave the sixth form ready to make a contribution to the world around them."



‘The sixth form is outstanding. Students follow mainly academic courses and most go on to university. They leave the sixth form ready to make a contribution to the world around them.’  OFSTED 2014

Our aim is that students leave with a clear set of moral values on which to base their lives; we support and challenge them to be the leaders of tomorrow. We want our young people to be well-mannered, accomplished and yet humble.

St Joseph’s College are celebrating another fantastic set of results with 31% achieving A*/A and 61% achieving A*- B.

Headteacher Melissa Roberts said:  “We are so proud of these great results which are the result of tremendously hard work by our students and staff.  To maintain last year’s high standard and to improve on the numbers of students getting 3 A+ grades is fantastic, particularly in light of the increased challenge in the new exams.  The vast majority of our students have got into their first choice university and we are exceptionally proud of them.”

The picture shows 4 St Joseph’s College students:  Sheeru Shamsi (A*, A, A);  Peter Handy (A, A, A, A); Kayleigh Greenway (A*, A, A, A); Caitlin Hurst (A*, A*, A) celebrating their achievements.

We welcome both our own pupils and those from across the city and beyond to join our Sixth Form, taking great care to introduce newcomers to our ethos and spirit. Our 6th form open evening for entry in September 2018 will take place on Thursday 2nd November 2017, at 7pm on the main school site.

At Stone House, St Joseph’s Sixth Form centre, students enjoy their own state of the art teaching, learning and study facilities as well as a separate dining room and social space. This is now complemented by additional independent study space at the nearby Fideliter building.

The student experience is enriched by opportunities to take part in an eclectic range of life-enhancing pursuits including community service, the prefect system, music, sport, drama, retreats and charitable work. Every February we take a group of staff and sixth form students out on immersion to the developing world. We initially began with a two week journey across Sierra Leone, and have since expanded the program to incorporate simultaneous experiences to both Sierra Leone and India.

Students are encouraged to aspire to go on to continue their studies at University, including at the world’s very best institutions, however we respect and support the desire of an increasing number of students to consider more direct pathways into employment including apprenticeships and higher education programmes.