Sleaford Joint Sixth Form
For transition packs and more information visit the
Sleaford Joint Sixth Form website - www.sleafordjsf.org
The Sleaford Joint Sixth Form is a collaboration of the co-educational sixth forms of St George’s Academy and the Robert Carre Trust, comprising Carre’s Grammar School and Kesteven and Sleaford High School.
Schools working together increase student choice, enlarge opportunities and enhance the academic and personal success of their students. Sleaford Joint Sixth Form is the collaboration of secondary schools in Sleaford which aims to achieve all those things for their Post 16 students.
The Joint Sixth Form is a longstanding institution in Sleaford. Sleaford secondary schools have worked together for over 30 years retaining their individuality and unique character whilst enabling students to enjoy everything that is on offer at each site. High standards of teaching and learning and academic success are well known features of each of the schools. The Joint Sixth Form boasts world class facilities, including a driving simulator, TV studio, fitness suite, 3D cinema, all-weather pitch and a new swimming pool due for completion in 2018.
Students already at either Robert Carre or St George's remain based at their original school. Students joining the Joint Sixth Form have a choice of being based at either schools and will be counselled and advised during the application and induction process. Each year over 100 students have joined the Joint Sixth Form from schools other than St George's or Robert Carre and settled in very successfully.
We have a range of pathways for a range of abilities and learning preferences, whether that is level 2, level 3, exam based, coursework focused or work-related. Initial guidance meetings using information about attainment and learning styles in Year 11 help identify the most appropriate pathway for students applying for a place in Year 12. Staff are very approachable and keen to assist students outside the lesson times. The system of target setting and regular tracking not only motivates students but also helps the Sixth Form team of staff to monitor progress and identify potential problems as well as particular talents. Academic work is enhanced by a wide range of extra-curricular activities which broaden the educational experience; including outside speakers to the General Studies programme, visits to subject presentations at Nottingham, Cambridge and Lincoln Universities and field trips.
Academic standards are high throughout the schools with a particular emphasis on the Sixth Form. Students move on to a wide range of Higher Education institutions and employment opportunities. The minimum entry requirements for a programme of Level 3 courses is 5 GCSE subjects at A* - C including English and Maths with a B usually required for a subject already studied at GCSE. Academic vocational programmes such as the BTEC in Sport require evidence of success in the same subject area and of the ability to manage coursework. The transition from Level 2 to Level 3 is supported by induction activities at the beginning of year 12 and the tutorial and mentoring programmes.