New subjects and new facilities make our Sixth Form better than ever

March 2013


Some of our Sixth Form staff and students.

Our Sixth Form is growing rapidly and so is our provision. This September will see improved study and social facilities and an even greater choice of subjects.

Following consultation with our students, we will now be offering A-Level Law, A-Level Physics and A-Level Creative Writing, a fantastic option for those who aspire to a career as an Author, Journalist or Script Writer, and for athletes, there is also the BTEC Level 3 Sport (Pro-Football Programme).

David Shearer, our Head of Sixth Form said, "Join our Sixth Form and I can promise you a great experience over the next two years of your education. You will have the opportunity to specialise in your choice of subjects and we, as a group of staff, will ensure that you have all the support you need to succeed. You will also have the opportunity to take part in residential visits to various cities and universities and have expert guidance in looking for careers beyond our Sixth Form."

King James Sixth Form students are supported by a dedicated team of staff who work together to make sure that every student is able to achieve their goals. From advice on Higher Education, Further Education, employment or apprenticeships to advice on study skills and university applications, students are fully supported from day one.

University visits are an important part of Sixth Form life too. So far, students have visited a number of universities including Queen Margaret in Edinburgh, Newcastle, Northumbria, Teesside, Sunderland, Manchester Metropolitan, Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts (L.I.P.A) and Liverpool Hope, but there are even more to come.

Mr Shearer explains, "The trips are not just about visiting the university campus itself, they are about seeing the city too. Of course it is incredibly important that students choose the course and university that is right for them but it is also imperative that they feel confident when they move away from home. They will spend the next few years as a resident in the city that they choose, so we give them a whistle-stop tour and an opportunity to soak up the atmosphere before making their final decision. Our students tell us that this is an enormous help. The next residential trip will take us to Leeds Metropolitan."