Choice - Opportunity - Success
'Being a new student at SJSF, I felt welcome and settled in straight away.' STUDENT
The Sleaford Joint Sixth Form is a collaboration of the co-educational sixth forms of St George’s Academy and the Robert Carre Trust, comprising Carre’s Grammar School and Kesteven and Sleaford High School.
Schools working together increase student choice, enlarge opportunities and enhance the academic and personal success of their students. Sleaford Joint Sixth Form is the collaboration of secondary schools in Sleaford which aims to achieve all those things for their Post 16 students.
The Joint Sixth Form is a longstanding institution in Sleaford. Sleaford secondary schools have worked together for over 30 years retaining their individuality and unique character whilst enabling students to enjoy everything that is on offer at each site. High standards of teaching and learning and academic success are well known features of each of the schools.
The Joint Sixth Form boasts world class facilities, including a driving simulator, TV studio, fitness suite, 3D cinema, all-weather pitch and a new swimming pool due for completion in 2016.
Setting the Standard
'A-levels are a big step up but Sleaford Joint Sixth Form gives you the tools to achieve.' STUDENT
All students are well supported to make a smooth transition from Year 11 into Sleaford Joint Sixth Form. We have a range of pathways for a range of abilities and learning preferences, whether that is level 2, level 3, exam based, coursework focused or work-related. Initial guidance meetings using information about attainment and learning styles in Year11 help identify the most appropriate pathway for students applying for a place in Year 12.
A two day Induction just after the GCSE exams have finished provides students with an introductory lesson for each course and also a useful transition pack to complete over the summer. This, combined with study skills guidance, early assessment feedback and high quality pastoral care, helps ensure students are quickly settled onto study programmes that give them every chance to enjoy and succeed in their sixth form education.
Staff are very approachable and keen to assist students outside the lesson times. The system of target setting and regular tracking not only motivates students but also helps the Sixth Form team of staff to monitor progress and identify potential problems as well as particular talents. Academic work is enhanced by a wide range of extra-curricular activities which broaden the educational experience; including outside speakers to the General Studies programme, visits to subject presentations at Nottingham, Cambridge and Lincoln Universities and field trips.
Academic standards are high throughout the schools with a particular emphasis on the Sixth Form. Students move on to a wide range of Higher Education institutions and employment opportunities.
'The learning environment in the Joint Sixth Form is excellent with a very strong focus on high achievement and you are really stretched. I feel confident that I will be able to achieve the high grades I need for my place at one of the best universities.' STUDENT