The St Marylebone CE Sixth Form is a thriving example of how great education can be. Our culture of achievement is fuelled by a love of learning, grounded in Christian values and driven by a dynamic creativity and a joyful sense of community.
Our students come from a wide range of backgrounds. They excel academically and evolve into young adults of whom we are really proud. They rise to our high expectations, benefit from outstanding teaching, are motivated by each other and passionate subject specialist teachers and develop the independent learning skills they need for university and life. Our staff inspire, support and believe that all students can achieve.
We enjoy all the opportunities of an inner London setting, making the most of the city’s arts, culture, business and enterprise. Yet the sixth form site itself is a haven of creativity, learning and reflection. Our facilities include specialist science labs, art, design, technology and textiles rooms, two libraries, a dedicated study room, a suite of music classrooms, practice rooms, sports facilities, dance studios, a recording studio, subject classrooms with e-learning technology, a theatre, an assembly hall and a common room – all housed in a characterful mixture of old and new buildings.
We firmly believe that learning and intellectual excitement occurs both inside and outside the classroom. We offer a broad range of subjects, an excellent range of trips, a STEM programme, a number of enrichment activities including a high profile employer engagement programme and individualised career guidance. This way, every student can develop their own talents and fully prosper before making the next exciting leap to Higher Education.
Learning at this level and making life-changing decisions is challenging for students, parents and carers – which is why St Marylebone offers excellent pastoral care from a dedicated team of tutors, mentors and experienced heads of year. Success at Sixth Form comes from effective and communicative partnership; we provide a regular programme of meetings in order for parents and carers to best know how to support their son or daughter.
Our traditional principles are solid foundations for our modern, forward-thinking outlook. This gives our students the confidence, skills and experiences to know that they can succeed in whatever they choose to do – and to enjoy the journey. Successive “outstanding” Ofsted inspections and external evaluations have recognised our dynamic spirit and progressive, caring ethos. To us, this is evident daily in the great young people we nurture. We do hope you will be one of them.
Director of Sixth Form
Studying at St Marylebone Sixth Form
To gain entry to St Marylebone Sixth Form, students must gain a minimum of five 9-6 grades at GCSE and a 5 in English and Maths GCSE. Each A level course has its own entry requirements and these must be achieved to commence study on that course.
Students predicted to achieve a GCSE points score of 60 or higher (equivalent to four 8 grades and four 7 grades) can apply to study 4 A levels. This is discussed in greater detail during enrolment.
At St Marylebone Sixth Form our curriculum supports students to become successful, interesting, interested, independent young adults. Students pursue 3 A levels. In addition, Year 12 students have timetabled supervised study and Sixth Form Passport time in which you cover a range of skills including effective study, thinking skills and future pathways.
Our A level offer matches the requirements for admission to Oxford, Cambridge and other top universities in the UK. Over three-quarters of our students achieve their first choice future pathway; the others typically gain their second choice or take a pathway beyond their original expectations.
Class sizes are between eight and twenty-four, with the average class size being sixteen. All students also have study skills classes, supervised study in Year 12, weekly sport and the opportunity to build analytical discussion skills. A great range of student leadership and enrichment opportunities are also offered.
Students applying for a Sixth Form place at St Marylebone can apply for Performing Arts scholarships in Music, Dance, Drama, Maths and ICT. These scholarships are specific enrichment programmes for students who excel in their particular field. This nurtures their talent, hones their skills and promotes their leadership in this area.