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In case you were in any doubt - The Sleaford Joint Sixth Form is very much alive and well.
Carre’s Grammar School has a co-educational sixth form and welcomes applications from both boys and girls.
Carre’s Grammar School and St George’s Academy are now working together to build on 27 years success of the Joint Sixth Form by offering places on a huge range of courses to all students in the Sleaford Area.
|Head of Sixth Form||Sixth Form Progress Manager|
Carre’s Grammar School and St George’s Academy work together to provide Post-16 opportunities in the Sleaford area. This arrangement is known as the Sleaford Joint Sixth Form. This arrangement enables the students to mix freely with the students from the other school and to choose courses that are offered by each of the schools. Two schools working together means that a very wide range of courses, including the new Diploma qualifications, can be made available and clashes between subjects can be reduced. Students who already attend one of the schools remain based at that school for tutorial and other core activities, but provided they meet the course entry requirements, they are free to apply for whatever academic courses they wish in the other school.
Students who wish to join the Joint Sixth Form and who have not previously attended Carre’s or St Georges are very welcome to apply and will be based at the most suitable school. As Carre’s Sixth Form is co-educational girls may apply to be based there. There are over 600 students in the Joint Sixth Form. Carre’s and St George’s are a few minutes walk from each other. Sixth Form courses are taught in two-hour blocks to reduce movement, and where necessary suitable breaks are provided to enable students to walk between the schools. A high proportion of the students choose one or more courses outside their base school and most will spend time in another school, for example for extra curricular activities.
As the Sixth Form is of a considerable size it is possible to offer a very wide range of courses and also to offer subjects that often only attract small numbers because of their specialised character. Many of the more popular subjects are offered at both Carre’s and St George’s, which makes almost any combination of subjects possible.
Both schools have a pastoral structure comprising a Head of Sixth Form and a team of Tutors. The day-to-day running of the Sixth Form is carried out by the Director of the Joint Sixth Form together with the respective Heads of Sixth Form in each school. The offices of the Director and the administrative staff of the Joint Sixth Form are in Westholme House on the St. George’s site. When requiring information about Sixth Form matters it is usually best to contact the Joint Sixth Form office.
The Joint Sixth Form has gained a high reputation for good academic results. The vast majority of ‘A’ level students move on to Higher or Further Education after completing their Sixth Form studies.
Students seeking employment have found the excellent reputation of the Joint Sixth Form has helped them achieve very suitable positions, locally and nationally.
Each year a number of students enter the Sixth Form in order to improve their qualification base at Level 2 (GCSE). The Joint Sixth Form offers GCSE re-sit courses in Maths, English and Science. Alongside these, students may take one of the Level 2 progression courses on offer or some of the GCSE courses which are only run in the Sixth Form. BTec First Diplomas are offered in a range of subjects. These are equivalent to 4 or 5 GCSE passes at grade C, depending on the final result (Pass Merit or Distinction). These courses have been very successful in raising the achievement of students and a good proportion of students then go on to pursue Level 3 Advanced GCE or equivalent qualifications and some have taken their studies further by obtaining places at University. In addition the Joint Sixth Form offers the new Higher Diploma qualification which is worth 7 GCSE passes. NVQ courses are also available in the areas of Childcare and Construction.
Students enrolled in schools in the Joint Sixth Form may be eligible to receive Educational Maintenance Allowance depending on household income.
The entrance criteria into the Sleaford Joint Sixth Form is 5 GCSEs at grade A* to C, with a grade B preferred in the chosen courses.
Applied Science Btec
Art And Design Btec
Design Technology Food
Design Technology Graphics
Design Technology Resistant Materials
Drama Theatre Studies
Economics And Business
English Language And Literature
Government & Politics
Health And Social Care
Ict (Ocr) Certificate
Ict (Ocr) Diploma
Pe (Sports Studies)
Performing Arts Btec
Philosophy And Ethics
Public Services Btec
Science In Society
Society Health And Development Diploma
Sport And Fitness Btec
Travel And Tourism
In addition to this all students can take part in the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, Work Experience and a wide range of extra curricular activities and sports, including girl’s football.
The students in the Joint Sixth Form benefit from the excellent facilities at Carre’s and St George’s and will benefit from the additional Sixth Form facilities to be constructed as part of the Academy development in the future.
Applications are also invited from any students who are not currently based at Carre’s and St George’s (they already have their places) The opportunity to meet new people, broaden your experience educationally, socially and personally by mixing with over 600 students is waiting for you.
Apply now and be part of a Sixth Form that will take you where you need to be.
You can also collect an application form from the Joint Sixth Form Office or from the reception offices at Carre’s Grammar School and St George’s Academy.
For more information contact the Sixth Form Administrator
Carre’s Grammar School
Northgate, Sleaford, NG347DD
Tel: +44 (0) 1529 302181