The sixth form is a strength of the school and has a track record of success in recent years. Typically, students’ progress is above average… This is very much down to leaders’ single-minded focus on making sure that students are well prepared for the academic rigour of post-16 study. Leaders combine this with swift and targeted action where there are concerns about students’ achievement.
— Ofsted 2018

Our Sixth Form has a track record of enviable exam results that are well above the national average, placing us among the top 5% of schools nationally. This combination means that our students have a bright future with the majority of them securing places at prestigious universities, including Oxford and Cambridge.  

During the Sixth Form years, students go through a transition period where progression and continuity are very important. We advise applicants to read carefully the additional subject information and course requirements in this booklet in order to obtain all the necessary information before making their final choices.

The Sixth Form at Saint Cecilia’s benefits from an average class size of 16 students. Students are expected to choose four subjects in Year 12 and continue with three of them into Year 13.

Students are expected to arrive in school by 8.50am every day. The Sixth Form has two distinct areas for the exclusive use of Sixth Form students: a relaxation area and a study area. A range of sandwiches, hot food and drinks are available to purchase in the Sixth Form café. There is also a bank of computers and a printer/ photocopier available for students to use. Students are taught to manage their time independently and are actively encouraged to use their study periods for private study. The Head boy, Head girl and Prefects and all students in the Sixth Form are expected to take part in a variety of opportunities, as well as have roles of responsibility, such as buddy mentoring, reading buddies and subject prefects.

Current Year 12 and 13 students participate in conservation projects and visits to local primary schools and are extensively involved in charity work. Sixth Formers also take part in a number of Citizenship activities, preparation for leaving school and PSHE, trips in the UK and abroad, including the conservation project Operation Wallacea - recent trips have included Dominica, Mexico and South Africa. Thorough and comprehensive guidance is given throughout the UCAS University application process and the vast majority of our students progress onto University.

Unlike the lower years, our Sixth Form students are not required to wear a school uniform. However, they are expected to dress appropriately for an educational environment and in keeping with the Christian character and ethos of the school. The school takes great pride in the Sixth Formers and the role they play in setting the standard for the rest of our pupils in the main school. Students are expected to become active members of the local community.

A Level Results (2019)
We are currently one of highest performing non-selective state schools in the borough. Our latest results are:

  • A* - A: 26%

  • A* - B: 56%

  • A* - C: 83%

Sixth Form Admissions: How to apply Sixth Form Information Booklet Careers and Higher Education Advice Information regarding UCAS

If you require any further information, please contact our Admissions Manager via email on