WELCOME TO THE SIXTH FORM HOMEPAGE
The Associated Sixth Form was created in 1973 as a unique venture in ecumenical education. Its aim is to provide a Christian environment in which all students who wish to remain at school beyond the age of 16 are given the opportunity to fulfil their academic potential. This is achieved by pooling resources, staff expertise and experience of the two schools for the benefit of all Sixth form students.
The St Aidan’s and St John Fisher school sites are close together and teaching is shared between the schools. Students meet in lessons, common rooms, assemblies ands combined sporting and social activities. All students undertake a broad programme of General and Religious Studies. Both schools provide vital research facilities with a full range of books and periodicals and Internet access aimed particularly at Sixth Form Centres.
Staff and students at each site elect representatives from whom the Head Boy and Head Girl are chosen. These committees have become essential to the successful leadership of both Sixth form and the two schools: their members gain invaluable understanding of management and provide a welcome influence at school events.
Courses are offered at GCE Advanced, Advanced Supplementary, Advanced Applied Level and GCSE. Last year some 410 students advanced to Higher Education including 30 Oxbridge applicants. The Sixth Form has increased dramatically in the last few years and, with 1098 students between St Aidan's and St John Fisher it can offer a rich diversity of choice. Students not only enter from St Aidan’s and St John Fisher, but also from 20 other schools in any one year. We believe that such a wide and varied intake helps to enrich the lives of all students. It certainly provides all entrants with a challenge and the impetus of a fresh start. The evidence suggests that this experience is of great benefit when students make the transition from school to university.