The St Mark’s Sixth Form curriculum aims to encourage a love of learning within each subject studded, intellectual capacity and independent learning skills. In lessons, students are expected to think for themselves, work collaboratively and are often asked to deliver presentations.
We offer a wide range of new subjects including Economics, Core Maths, Psychology and Health and Social Care.
Each day, students will experience high quality, creative teaching and learning delivered by staff who have a unique understanding of their strengths and areas for development. This will inspire a thirst for learning.
Care, Guidance and Support
In the Sixth Form, we encourage individuals to take responsibility for their learning, time management and future plans. St Mark’s encourages them to pursue excellence and make a positive contribution to the school and the wider community.
Students spend every morning in their Tutor groups. These are smaller than in KS4 so that students receive more individual attention to talk about academic progress and personal development and current affairs. Students keep an academic and extra-curricular profile, which can be used for their UCAS personal statement. Within coaching time, students are taught life skills in order for them to be mature and responsible adults.
There is an hour each week devoted to Personal, Social and Health Education. Topics explored give students an opportunity to discuss issues of significance outside their A level specialisms, the course also develops students’ skills of analysis and critical thinking.