St Peter’s School is proud of its inclusive Sixth Form. We have a broad and balanced curriculum to meet the needs, interests and learning styles of all students who attend our Sixth Form. This means that students can choose to follow a traditional academic A Level programme, or can take a more vocational path, choosing courses that build practical skills at the same time as developing academic abilities.
Joining the Sixth Form is not just about achieving good grades - it is also about developing other key skills that will help students to become more employable. Students can do this through a range of enrichment opportunities including everything from organising fund raising activities to taking part in work experience or cultural trips.
We pride ourselves on the pastoral care in the Sixth Form and every student is assigned a mentor who they will meet on a regular basis to discuss academic progress, concerns and plans for the future. This excellent individualised support and rigorous academic target-setting ensures that the majority of our students go on to study at university or are offered good apprenticeships.
Post 16 exam success
Our exam results in 2016 demonstrate the potential of our students:
Vocational value added +0.62 (APS 255)
Academic value added +0.05 (APS 197)
Our students are projected to achieve even higher academic outcomes in 2017. We are secure in this projection due to the external verification of our assessments and track record of accurately projecting the outcomes for students:
English and Maths Resits
Post 16 Students who did not achieve a 'C' grade or above in Year 11 must retake these qualifications. Our students are successful in these retakes as shown by the positive outcomes of the examinations compared to the national figures.
The new Performance Tables, which will be published in 2016, will analyse Retention Rates at Post 16. This has always been something that we have tracked closely, but this will be the first year that it is published on the Performance Tables. The Government will judge the Retention Rates against both Academic and Vocational subjects. St Peter’s Retention rate is looking good when compared to the National Average.