Our Lady of Sion is proud of its Sixth Form as it allows students to develop to adulthood within the security of a familiar community. We offer a supportive environment that helps students realise their potential and achieve their aspirations. The aim is to prepare our young people to meet the challenges of the wider world with the necessary skills, confidence and resilience. We warmly welcome applications from students belonging to all faiths and none. Students are encouraged to broaden their experience by contributing to the life of the community in the spirit of the school’s ethos “Consideration Always”.
At Sion, students will have the opportunity to thrive academically and be well prepared for the next stage of life. Sixth Formers are invited to take on responsibilities within the school community, including leadership roles and organising and leading events.
Our teaching staff are passionate about their subjects and their commitment will help students to succeed in their chosen subjects. Classes are small, as is the Sixth Form itself, allowing personal learning support. Monitoring of progress and regular assessments help ensure that they are on track to achieve their goals.
The School is very proud of its academic high-flyers, but in every year there are students who only just qualify for entry to the Sixth Form and are then supported and motivated to succeed in gaining very good results at A Level. The majority of students at Sion Sixth Form will complete three A Levels and an Extended Project Qualification. Students wishing to study four A levels will need the approval of the Headteacher and Head of Sixth Form.
Sion is a caring environment and students will have the freedom to develop as an individual. The final responsibility for their progress lies with them, and realising this is an essential part of preparing for life beyond school. We aim to help our students become independent, caring adults who are capable of thinking and working for themselves.