Az-4-Ellie-Bartley

St Philomena's Sixth Form - Life of a Sixth Former

Welcome to St Philomena’s Sixth Form. After completing five years in a main school and approaching the end of GCSE’s, I’m sure you cannot wait for a change and a new academic style.

At St Philomena’s Sixth Form there is a prevailing sense of community and camaraderie that I believe is a true credit to our school with the Student Leadership team there are endless opportunities for you to enhance your interests, and St Philomena’s provides everyone with the support and guidance to pursue their individual ambitions. For example you could start up your own society group for the main school or be a leader of an existing one such as Law society or Engineering society. You name it, you can do it. Become a Sports Leader or if writing is more of interest to you, then you can commit to the EPQ scheme which is equivalent to half an A-level.

From main school to Sixth Form there is obviously an increased workload and content. But at St Philomena’s there is also an increase in the responsibility you are given. As a young adult, you are treated like one, and you will acquire the responsibility as well as the trust of your own learning. With the brand new Sixth Form facilities, you are encouraged to be an independent learner, preparing yourself for life beyond Sixth Form. The facilities include different learning zones to suit all students, with access to over 150 Pc’s or chrome books. You are also given the opportunity to be a part of some amazing school trips.

If you are a current student, you know the teachers, you know the system, and you are already a part of a high achieving community of students. Once a Philomenian always a Philomenian.

If you are a new student you will soon be part of our community with a seamless transition. We welcome you as part of St Philomena’s and in no time you will feel at home.

I can assure you that your potentials and abilities will be stretched and maximised to encourage you to exceed your goals.

As a final note, I wish you all the best of luck on GCSE results day and look forward to embarking on your Sixth Form journey.

Ellie Bartley 2017-2018

Head Girl