Life In The Sixth Form

“In the parents’ questionnaire, completed prior to the inspection, parents expressed a high level of satisfaction with the school”
ISI

Introduction

At this time you are probably starting to think about what you hope to make of your life. During the two years in our Sixth Form, The Marist aims to provide an enriched, pleasant and stable Christian environment within which you will be able to:

  • Develop your powers of scholarship
  • Learn how to manage your time to ensure success
  • Increase your independence and sense of responsibility
  • Make rational decisions about your higher education and career options
  • Qualify for admission to higher education at an institution of your choice

We are proud of the all-round achievement of our Sixth Formers. Their final degree results and progress reports from university tutors testify to the excellent academic and general education received.

The Marist Offers:

  • An attractive study environment
  • Private study facilities with access to PCs and library
  • A Careers Centre with up to date guidance, relevant computer software and dedicated career, education and guidance co-ordinator
  • Common rooms with informal relaxation areas and kitchen facilities
  • Individual advice on higher education opportunities and UCAS application
  • A strong Oxbridge/Russell Group Universities tradition
  • Mock interviews to support university or job application
  • Free car parking spaces to those who have passed their driving test

Opportunities for Responsibility:

Part of a Marist education is to be able to meet fully the demands and responsibilities of adult life. Working as part of a team, taking on responsibility and being prepared to lead when necessary, are all skills that will be nurtured and encouraged within the next two years.

There are many posts of Responsibility:

  • Head Girl and Deputy Head Girl
  • Sports Captain
  • Public Relations and Marketing Officer
  • House Captains, Deputy Captains and Sports Captains
  • Captains for: Art, Careers, Drama, Debating, Economics, Geography, History, Languages, Maths, Music, RE, Young Enterprise, the Library, Science and various clubs as well as School Liaison Officers with particular year groupings in the school.

In addition to posts of responsibility, you will have the opportunity to show your talents and leadership in:

  • School productions
  • Orchestra/Choir
  • Community Service
  • Fundraising
  • Student council
  • Editing Sixth Form year book
  • Public speaking
  • Sport
  • Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme
  • Young Enterprise
  • Volunteering programmes
  • Organisation of social events and cultural visits
  • Holocaust Educational Trust
  • Global Young Leaders Conference  in the USA
  • Event Management
  • Lourdes Pilgrimage supporting disabled children
  • Atlanta exchange
  • An overseas trip incorporating a volunteering aspect

Student Welfare

The Marist Sixth Form is completely committed to your personal, as well, as academic needs. The Director of Sixth Form and Assistant Director of Sixth Form are responsible for co-ordinating all student activities through the tutorial and academic staff.

Your personal tutor will be your first point of contact and will watch over your academic and general well-being, interview you at regular intervals, assess your progress and help you set realistic targets, give initial advice on applications for higher education and write your personal reference.

Your Tutor, Director of Sixth Form and Assistant Director of Sixth Form will help you make decisions about your future and prepare you for employment or the Higher Education system.  Their support will continue even after your A levels are completed.

As a Sixth Former you will have more freedom than other students within the school and the relationship with staff is closer and generally more relaxed.


 

 

 

 

The school operates a two week timetable.  This allows for greater flexiblity with timetabling and means the girls have greater focus on the subjects they have that day.  This was introduced in 2015 and has been a great success.

Typical timings are:

8.00 – 8.40 am

The girls go to the Sixth Form ICT Suite or Sixth Form Common Room

8.40 – 8.55 am

Registration / Assembly

8.55 – 10.45 am

Lessons 1 - 2

10.45 – 11.05 am

Break

11.05 – 12.55 pm

Lessons 3 - 4

12.55 – 2.05 pm

Lunch and Extra Curricular Activities

2.05 – 2.10 pm

Registration

2.10 – 4.00 pm

Lessons 5 - 6

4 pm

School day finishes

4.15 – 6.00 pm

After school activities and study

Sixth Formers can leave the school site during breaks and free periods but must sign in and out in the school office.


“They were particularly pleased with the level of progress made by their daughters, the range of subjects offered and the quality of pastoral care provided”
ISI