Dear Parents and Students,
For many years now St. Ignatius Catholic School has placed graduating Sixth Form students in good universities and colleges around the world, with a number of our students receiving scholarships and credits in the process. Through our partnership with parents and the wider community, many of our students have gone on to become positive role models and successful contributors to the communities in which they live and work. All of this has been achieved within a caring, Catholic ethos that embraces all denominations and which we know as the family of St. Ignatius.
St. Ignatius Catholic School has much to offer students who wish to continue their full-time education in a safe and supportive environment before going on to higher education or entering employment. We have a picturesque facility that is equipped for a modern curriculum, both of which are regularly updated for students to provide relevant courses and to improve the quality of the learning experience. We have an enthusiastic, experienced and dedicated staff from different parts of the world who are committed to high standards of education. Our class sizes are relatively small and our student body is friendly and welcoming to new students.
As a student at St. Ignatius you will receive high standards of academic preparation. ‘A’ level courses are recognized around the world for their academic rigour and as courses that thoroughly prepare students for higher education, as many of our former A level graduates have commented on their return. However it would be wrong to believe that the experience you will gain will only be academic. As a Sixth Form student you will be given the opportunity for spiritual, moral, social and cultural development through our weekly Mass, our community service and our broad and varied curricular and extra-curricular programmes and activities. Furthermore you will have an opportunity to develop your leadership skills through positions of responsibility, such as Head Boy or Girl, Prefect or House Captain. We encourage our students to get involved both as a leader and as an enthusiastic participant in as many activities as possible, as evidence of such experience is highly valued, along with academic performance, by those in universities and employment who will ultimately review your applications.
As a Sixth Form student you will also receive certain privileges that reflect your growing maturity and status within the school, however these must be earned. Sixth Form students are only successful if a mature approach to studying, meeting deadlines and managing time effectively is adhered to. We monitor academic progress and personal development very carefully, mainly for the benefit of students and parents, but also for future employers or university admissions departments.
We are proud of the reputation within the local community as a friendly and caring Catholic school with high standards and expectations in all aspects of its life and work. We expect nothing less from our students than that, as members of the Sixth Form and the St. Ignatius Family, each will play their part in maintaining this reputation by being a responsible, enthusiastic and hard-working student who is an excellent role model for our younger students.
I welcome you and hope that you will discover that the St. Ignatius Catholic School Sixth Form is the right choice for you.
Jennifer Artuch – Head of Guidance