Sixth Form

Welcome to the Sixth Form @ St. Joseph’s Grammar School.

Sixth Form at St. Joseph’s Grammar is a vibrant, enriching and enjoyable experience for pupils. There are approximately 180 pupils in the Sixth form and this allows for a lot of time to be dedicated to each and every pupil – big enough for choice, small enough to care! Our provision in Sixth Form enables our students to be resilient, rounded and grounded, ready for new challenges.

The emphasis in Sixth Form is on self-motivated learning, extracurricular involvement and achieving your potential. This approach will provide the life skills necessary for university study and future career paths. The aims and objectives of the Sixth Form are to enable AS and A2 students to realise their full academic and personal potential. In additional to excellent A level grades, universities and employers are looking for bright and innovative young people with a range of transferrable skills. The “Sixth Form experience” will be one that fosters social and personal development. Upon the completion of A level studies pupils should have developed as an independent thinker, with an awareness of occupational opportunities and an ability to make considered choices for their future career path.

 

Here at St. Joseph’s whilst academic achievement is important, we strive to develop well rounded individuals ready to face the next stage of their career, be that university, apprenticeships or employment.  This means that there is a substantial enrichment programme to ensure that pupils are given every opportunity to develop their interpersonal, communication and leadership skills.

Pastoral Arrangements

There are four form classes in both Year 13 and 14 with a dedicated and expert form tutor who will support and guide you through your Sixth Form journey. Students will usually stay with the same tutor for their two years in the Sixth Form. These caring form tutors will assist students in overcoming any barriers that may prevent them from achieving their best and enjoying their time whilst at St. Joseph’s Grammar School.

Common issues that are encountered are helping students settle in and getting used to a new environment, coping with the demands of the AS/A2 course, managing challenges faced in their home life and working with students to overcome motivational issues.

Breadth of Study

 

Pupils are encouraged to study three AS subjects during Year 13. We offer a huge range of subjects at Post 16 level, both academic and vocational, to suit the needs and interests of all our students’. To further enhance our provision, we are part of the Dungannon Area Learning Partnership.

The following subjects are currently on offer:

  • Art & Design

  • Biology

  • Business Studies

  • Chemistry

  • Digital Technology

  • BTEC Engineering

  • English

  • French

  • Geography

  • Health & Social Care

  • History

  • Food

  • Irish

  • Mathematics

  • Music

  • Nutrition & Food Science

  • Physics

  • Religious Education

  • Sports Science and the Active Leisure Industry

  • Technology

  • OCR Cambridge Technical in IT / Business

  • Performing Arts

  • Systems Software Development

Private and Independent Study Time

 

Sixth formers attend 10 teacher-led lessons for every AS Level subject they study. Sixth Formers also have timetabled lessons of Private Study where they complete tasks and homework in a quiet, purposeful work atmosphere supervised by a member of staff, Mrs Mc Hugh.

Enrichment Programme and Extra Curricular Opportunities

 

At St. Joseph’s whilst academic achievement is important, we strive to develop well  rounded individuals ready to face the next stage of their career, be that university, apprenticeships or employment.  This means there is a substantial enrichment programme to ensure that pupils are given every opportunity to develop their interpersonal, communication and leadership skills. 

Some of these include:

  • Champions League Soccer

  • Charity/Fund Raising

  • Choir /Orchestra/Music Box

  • Community Link Programme

  • Debating Club

  • Digital Leaders

  • Drama Club

  • Driver Safety Workshops

  • Duke of Edinburgh

  • Habitat for Humanity

  • Irish Presidents Award

  • English Mentoring

  • John Paul II Awards

  • JP Mc Manus Awards

  • Lourdes Summer Pilgrimage

  • Maths Mentoring

  • Mencap Summer Scheme

  • Nolan Cup U19 Boys GAA

  • Pioneer Society

  • Prefect Positions

  • Rosary Club

  • Sacred Space

  • School Bank

  • School Newsletter

  • Soroptimist Public Speaking

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