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Our Lady's Catholic
High School

Sixth Form

Sixth Form

Admission to the Sixth Form for external applicants:

External Candidates: Complete this Sixth Form Online Application Form for entry in September 2022.  Contact Mr Tierney by emailing dtierney@olchs.co.uk for any queries.

Interim Head of School: Mr A English

It is with great pleasure that I invite you to find out more about Our Lady’s Mixed Sixth Form and explore what we have to offer you. I am absolutely delighted to be the Headteacher at Our Lady’s and consider it a real privilege to lead this learning community.  This is a truly wonderful school with bright, caring and aspirational students who are taught by a dedicated and talented team of teachers.

We have a strong commitment to nurturing the individual, as well as promoting excellent academic outcomes, and these qualities are highly visible in our Sixth Form community where standards are high and maintained through excellent teaching, positive relationships and a culture of aspiration. You will be incredibly well looked after by our Assistant Headteacher in charge of the Sixth Form, Mr Tierney, and our Head of Year 12 and 13, Mr Bailey. We very much look forward to you continuing your journey to excellence with us!

 

Head of Sixth Form: Mr D Bailey

Our Mixed Sixth Form is a highly successful Sixth Form that offers you a wide range of choices to follow on from your successes at GCSE & BTEC courses.

We pride ourselves with the open, honest and effective guidance and support we provide our students to ensure that you make the right choices.  We meet with all students during the enrolment process to make sure you get the best out of your time here with us. Our dedicated and experienced staff are committed to ensuring you fulfil your potential and attain academic excellence. All students receive regular personal tutorials with their form tutor and attend weekly sessions for Core Religious Education and PSHE. We also expect our Sixth Form to be role models and leaders in the school. Students are given a variety of opportunities through which to develop these essential life skills.

About Our Lady's

Our Lady's High School has 150 sixth form places in total, 75 in each year.  Applicants will be supportive of the aims, values and ethos of the school and wish to continue their education in a Christian environment.  All applicants will meet with a member of staff to discuss possible pathways and ensure they are aiming to follow appropriate courses.


 Frequently Asked Questions:

 

What are the entry requirements for Our Lady’s Mixed Sixth Form?

Your course choices will be personal to you, so it is difficult to specify general entry requirements. Whatever courses you choose, the most important requirements are:

  • an enthusiastic and positive approach to your studies
  • a commitment to being part of Our Lady’s community and meeting the high expectations we have of our students
  • full time attendance and punctuality

Each course has its own entry requirements and so it is important that you check the course details carefully.

If you haven’t got a Grade 4 in GCSE English or Maths when you join the Sixth Form, you will be required to continue your studies in these subjects and resit these qualifications.

How many courses should I choose?

The Sixth Form Team will advise you carefully about the right number and types of courses for you.

Can you guarantee that all the courses that I choose will be available?

The courses in this brochure are our ‘offer’. Whilst we would love to run all of the courses, sometimes we are not able to. Decisions about whether to run courses will depend on the number of students who opt for them. If we are not able to run a particular course for any reason, we will let you know as soon as possible and advise you on choosing a different course.

How do I apply to Our Lady’s Sixth Form?

External candidates simply complete the application form on our website. 

Will I have to come for an interview?

Yes, we will write to you to let you know the date and time.

Where can I get advice about which courses to choose?

A number of factors might influence your choice of Study Programme:

  • you might have enjoyed or been good at a subject at GCSE
  • you need a particular subject for your chosen career path or university course

In addition to these factors, you should also bear the following in mind:

  • some subjects are much harder at Level 3 than at GCSE
  • research carefully which Level 3 subjects and qualifications you need for your future plans Check with university admissions if you are unsure or visit the UCAS website

Speak to current students and attend our Open Evening to meet teachers and get honest and informed advice and guidance

Entry onto Level 3 courses is based on whether you have the right qualifications at GCSE to be able to cope with the demands of the subject at Level 3.

Each course has a different entry requirement, so you need to check these carefully.

The decisions you make now will affect the university courses open to you and, in an increasingly competitive market for places, your choices really do matter. Universities need to know that students are well-prepared for the academic rigour required to study at degree level. Some universities will require you to have studied a particular subject at A Level and many prefer that students have included at least one ‘facilitating’ subject as part of their Study Programme.

These are:

  • Mathematics
  • Further Mathematics
  • English
  • Physics
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Geography
  • History
  • Modern Foreign Languages

By choosing one or more of these subjects, you are keeping as many options open as possible. We know that it can all seem a bit overwhelming, but there is plenty of support available to help you to make the right choices.

Looking for a Sixth Form place for September 2022?  

Life in the Sixth Form at Our Lady’s is full of opportunities and challenges. There are 75 places in each year, and we offer a wide selection of subjects.  We help you make the right choices by meeting with all students during the enrolment process to make sure you get the best out of your time here with us.

Our students are our ambassadors. We believe that the "Our Lady’s" experience provides enrichment in terms of academic qualifications and in the wider field of fostering cultural and social awareness and in developing leadership skills.

Our dedicated and experienced staff are committed to ensuring you fulfil your potential and attain academic excellence.  Students in our Sixth form are assured of the very best standards of teaching and enjoy the security of a warm and friendly environment with fellow students and staff.

All students receive regular personal tutorials with their form tutor and attend weekly sessions for general Religious Studies and PSHE.

 

 

If you have a query regarding admissions and have not found the information you require please contact the school office on 020 8800 2158, officeadmin@olchs.co.uk or complete an admissions query by clicking here: link