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Sixth Form

About The Sixth Form 



We know that choosing a Post 16 pathway is an important decision and we hope this prospectus helps you by providing information about the many opportunities we offer at our Sixth Form; we hope it inspires you to join us here.

We are proud of the wide range of subjects and qualifications we are able to offer our Sixth Form students. Our courses are designed to prepare you for a variety of routes including Higher Education, Apprenticeships or the world of work. We put time and care into devising flexible, personalised learning programmes for our students and offer a range of support which is vital in making a successful transition to Post 16 Education.

In joining the Sixth Form, you are becoming part of a successful and vibrant student community, with much more on offer than just your academic studies, where you will be able to follow an enriched curriculum to broaden your experience: Sixth Form Council, RAG Week, Extended Project Qualification, Charity Fundraising and much more.

The open, friendly and supportive nature of life in the Sixth Form is developed by every student; the commitment they show to their own success and the enjoyment students have during their time with us all contribute to the collegiate atmosphere. Consistently, students attain strong results and Year 13 students leave here having had a positive, enjoyable, successful and often life-changing two years. You will find life in the Sixth Form full of challenges and opportunities; we look forward to working with you and helping you realise your ambitions. If you would like to find out more then please visit the Sixth Form section of our website or follow us on social media.

Choosing Courses

When you are choosing the subjects which will make up your Sixth Form programme of study, it is important that you choose subjects that interest you and which you enjoy. You should consider subjects which you are good at and which relate to your future aspirations. If you already have a particular university course or career in mind, you should select subjects which will support these ambitions; useful advice and guidance on this is available via the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service website (www.ucas.com).

We have a range of courses on offer which you may have never studied before and it is important to research these carefully before you make your final choices. Remember, it is not always necessary to have studied a subject in Year 11 in order to study the subject in Sixth Form. Our Sixth Form Open Evening, 5th October 2023, will allow you the opportunity to view our facilities and speak with our teaching staff and the Sixth Form team about the courses and opportunities we offer. Our guidance meetings held in the Spring Term with all Sixth Form applicants will enable you to discuss your chosen courses with an experienced member of the Sixth Form team and help you decide which subjects would be most suitable for you to study.

Entry Requirements

Level 3 Pathway - In order to enrol onto our Level 3 courses, students must have achieved a minimum of 5A*- C grades / grade 4s at GCSE Level across 4 different subject areas; this should include a Grade 4 for English Language and Mathematics. It is important that students also pay attention to any individual subject entry requirements. It may be that a small number of students are recommended to sit AS qualifications at the end of Year 12 in order to inform decisions about progression into Year 13 however, these AS examinations are standalone and do not contribute to the overall A Level qualification.

Please note that students who join SJLHS Sixth Form, to study Level 3 courses will follow a 2 year linear course (most likely in 3 subjects), with public examinations at the end of Year 13 determining a student’s final grade (alongside coursework where applicable). In some circumstances, a student may enrol onto 4 subjects for the 2 years; these decisions will be made on an individual basis. In addition, students may decide to study towards the Extended Project Qualification during their time in Sixth Form in order to enhance their academic curriculum. Students will sit rigorous internal summer examinations in Year 12, the results of which will help us to give predicted grades to universities and potential employers.

For further information or to request a copy of our most recent prospectus and course information please contact the Sixth Form office on 01502 719948 or email sixthform@sirjohnleman.co.uk

Sixth Form Team


Mrs S Silvers
Director of Sixth Form
Mr T Gorbould
Senior Co-ordinator of Sixth Form
Mrs S Thompson
Deputy Co-ordinator of Sixth Form
Miss R Harrison
Associate Co-ordinator of Sixth Form
Mr N Riches
Associate Co-ordinator of Sixth Form


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