SJL Sixth Form is a vibrant community of students and teachers committed to achieving excellence in everything we do. As a Sixth Form community, we take great pride in all our achievements and I hope that this booklet will give you just a little taste of what a special place SJL Sixth Form really is.
At SJL we are committed to offering you not only the highest possible quality of teaching, but also the personalised support and guidance that will allow you to reach your goals. Both I and my dedicated team of sixth form leaders and tutors are here to support you though all your studies in a spirit of trust and mutual respect and in an environment where learning is fun.
It is a central characteristic of our community that the high expectations we have of our students are matched by the high expectations our students have of themselves. If your expectations match ours, I would be delighted to hear from you. I can guarantee that in return we can offer you a highly enjoyable and memorable two years where your academic ambitions will be met in a stimulating atmosphere of care and support.
Applications to join the Sixth Form in September 2013 are now closed.
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28 February 2013
Matt Dickinson - climber and writer - Half author, half resilient action hero Matt Dickinson came to the School on Monday 25 February. To give a memorable and inspirational account of how he came to be the first British cameraman to film on the summit of Everest and live to tell the tale afterwards.
01 February 2013
This year was the turn of Roundwood Park School to host the Post 16 Consortium Information Evening. SJL teachers and students provided presentations and information on Media, Computing, Applied Science and Music. Stalls were available for information concerning the following Consortium subjects:
01 February 2013
On Wednesday 23 January, and regardless of the recent snow fall, prospective Year 12 students and their parents were invited to our school to find out more about the wide variety of A Level courses and opportunities offered at SJL. Throughout the night, over 1000 visitors attended the numerous subject talks given by A Level teachers, alongside Ms Rickard's Post-16 information presentation and a presentation on Enrichment Opportunities.
01 February 2013
Congratulations also to Sophie Roche (below)Sophie Roche has earned a place on the KPMG School Leavers' Programme, which is an innovative, 6-year programme giving her the opportunity to gain an accounting degree from Birmingham University and become a fully qualified Chartered Accountant with the ICAEW. KPMG will pay for all her university tuition and accommodation fees, plus she will earn a sizeable starting salary. The application process consisted of an online application, situational judgement tests, online numerical and verbal tests, an e-tray assessment, a first round interview with a manager and a final interview with a Partner. The partner interview included of a 5 minute presentation on an article of her choice. Sophie's presentation was about climate change and the Partner was most impressed, commenting she was the best prepared candidate he had seen in an interview.
21 January 2013
Parents should book in advance of attending the Post 16 Information Evening on Wednesday 23 January, however if they are unable to book, than they are still welcome to attend on the night.
18 January 2013
The New Year has arrived and my thoughts turn to our annual Year 12 Career’s Day which is being held this year on Wednesday, 13th March 2013. On this day we invite speakers into school to share their experience of the world of work with our students. Every year we find that students have difficulty imagining the variety of careers available and the focus of Careers Day is to open their eyes to the range of employment possibilities.