Year 13 Next Steps

Videos

Click here to access in your own time a bank of free videos aimed at helping you make choices about universities and degree courses.

StudentStream – StudentStream brings together video content featuring vital advice, help and expert knowledge from universities and colleges across the UK. Whether you are at the beginning of your journey towards higher education, or currently at university and want to know more about life after studying your undergrad degree, we have the perfect content for you. Simply use the search function in the top right of the homepage to find the videos that are suitable for you, or select Pre Uni, At Uni, or Post Uni to find a number of different categories to help inform, motivate and inspire you.

Y13 assembly Accepting offers and Student Finance
https://www.youtube.com/embed/HWGtidkZIA4?rel=0&autoplay=1
Top 5 Tips for Preparing for University
https://www.youtube.com/embed/RBNvXqpNsqs?rel=0&autoplay=1
Top 5 Tips for Apprenticeships
https://www.youtube.com/embed/GZQJF2X2aMY?rel=0&autoplay=1

Key Dates

UCAS decision deadline – Thurs 18th June 2020

Student finance deadline – Fri 22nd May 2020 (you can apply after this but might not receive funding in time for the start of term)
Results day – TBC

University Course Search

All these sites provide guides on what to consider as well as help for those who have no idea:

https://www.whatuni.com/degrees/courses/
https://www.ucas.com/undergraduate/what-and-where-study/how-choose-right-undergraduate-course-you
https://www.thecompleteuniversityguide.co.uk/student-advice/what-to-study/choosing-a-course
https://www.theuniguide.co.uk/advice/choosing-a-course
https://www.prospects.ac.uk/applying-for-university/choosing-a-course/how-to-choose-the-right-degree
https://discoveruni.gov.uk/search-landing-page/

University Rankings

https://www.thecompleteuniversityguide.co.uk/league-tables/rankings

The best UK universities 2021 – rankings | Education | The Guardian
https://www.ukuni.net/uk-ranking/subject

Apprenticeship Vacancies

With most of the following websites you can (and should) sign up for apprenticeship job alerts.

https://www.apprenticeships.gov.uk/apprentices/browse-apprenticeships
https://www.ucas.com/alternatives/apprenticeships/apprenticeships-england/how-find-apprenticeships-england
https://amazingapprenticeships.com/vacancies/
https://apprenticeshipguide.co.uk/vacancies/
https://www.getmyfirstjob.co.uk/
https://www.notgoingtouni.co.uk/
https://www.ratemyapprenticeship.co.uk/advice/best-apprenticeships-uk

https://uk.indeed.com/Apprenticeships-jobs

Other Useful Resources

University prep:

The Brilliant Club: Videos on preparing for life and study at University

CV writing:

Student finance guides/info:

Year 13 Transition Work

Each department has put together some wider reading for you to engage with in over the coming weeks and months as you prepare for University. We hope you find them useful and interesting!

Art Wider Year 13 Transistion Reading List Yr13
BIOLOGY Year 13 TRANSITION WORK
DRAMA Year 13 TRANSITION WORK
English Language Year 13 transition
English Literature Year 13 Transition Work
Geography Year 13 Reading List
GERMAN Year 13 TRANSITION WORK
GRAPHICS Year 13 Transition Work
HISTORY Year 13 TRANSITION WORK
ITALIAN Year 13 TRANSITION WORK
Law Transition Work
Media Studies Reading List and ACADEMIC WEBSITES
Media Studies Yr 13 Transition work
Year 13 Business and Economics pre-University preparation
Year 13 Chemistry Transition Work
Year 13 Computing Further Reading
Year 13 Maths Transition
Year 13 Physics Transition Work
Year 13 Psychology Transition
Year 13 Sociology Transition Resources

11 into 12 Transition

Each subject has made available a suite of work to help prepare you for Year 12. There is a mixture of research you can do, activities to complete, videos to watch and wider reading.

We would strongly advise that all students access the work set by the 4/5 subjects that they are considering studying in Year 12 – we know you have been asked to select 3 to study but from experience we know that sometimes these change between now and September! The transition work has been set up on Showbie. Each subject has set up a specific Showbie class for Year 11 into 12 transition, the class codes have been emailed to all Year 11 parents and students and are also being made available to all external students.

If you need a reminder of all the subjects on offer please go to the Post-16 Curriculum page.

Sue Taylor ALPS Apprenticeships talk to parents

Post-16 Pathways – Alternatives to A Levels

16-19 Bursary Fund

The new 16-19 Bursary Fund is designed to help support those young people who face the greatest barriers to continuing in education or training post 16. Bursary funds are to be used to help pay for the costs related to participation in full-time education, such as the costs of transport, equipment, books, travel, exam costs, school meals, trips, and visits. Students who meet the criteria are invited to apply for a bursary which will be allocated based on individual need. The deadline for applications is Friday 18th September 2020, however we appreciate that financial situations change throughout the year and therefore we will accept applications after this should the need arise.

Click here for further information and the application form

Post-16 Curriculum

We offer a wide variety of A Level and Level 3 BTEC courses. All students in the Sixth Form will study a minimum of three Level 3 qualifications (there is an option for some students to study 4) alongside an enrichment programme consisting of spiritual development and key skills. As part of the key skills offering, all students have the option of completing an Extended Project Qualification (EPQ).

Over the course of the two years there are plenty of opportunities to be involved in the Student Leadership Team, Sports teams (either through the Sports Academy or by coaching the younger students) and wider life of the school. We provide an extensive range of careers support and guidance so that our students are supported, prepared and ready to take their next steps.

Read more about the subjects we offer at the SJB Sixth Form.

Sports Academy

The SJB Sports Academy will provide a professional training and competition structure for our sporting students to thrive in whilst also continuing with the usual high level of academic achievement provided by the SJB sixth form team. All the academies will train on a Friday morning and will have a full programme of games on Wednesday afternoons. These sessions and games will be led by high quality coaches from Chobham Rugby Club, Woking Blackhawks and Woking Cardinals. The vision is that these teams will become the pinnacle of sporting success at the school achieving success in local, regional and national competitions.

Students will also be fitness tested on a regular basis and they will have 2 periods a week where they are timetabled to use the fitness gym carrying out the personalised programme written and monitored for them by a personal trainer from Advanced Sport. This will ensure their strength and conditioning improves in a safe and effective way.

Looking good is another important part of feeling professional and we will provide all the academy students with playing kit, training kit and a kit bag so that they are easily recognisable to other students at the school and so that we make the right impression when we take part in fixtures.

This really is a brilliant opportunity for students to play a high standard of sport, developing their skills and fitness whilst also receiving a brilliant education at SJB sixth form.

For more information on how to apply please contact Mr Newman

Open Evening

We are hoping to be able to host our Sixth Form Open Evening for September 2022 Entry on Thursday 21 October, 2021 and further details including timings will be provided here shortly. In the meantime, we have retained below the information we provided for our Virtual Sixth Form Open Evening last year, and I would encourage you to take a look at this information ahead of our forthcoming Open Evening.

Life as a Sixth Form student at SJB is exciting, challenging and enjoyable. Every student succeeds and leaves us with excellent qualifications and experiences which will last a life-time. Our results consistently exceed the national average. In 2019 (the most recent year in which exams were sat nationally), 37% of all grades were A* to A with our A*-B at 72%. This puts us 25% higher than the national average. 92% of all students achieved A* to C which is just incredible.

Students also succeed in many other areas of school life, playing an active part in the school house system, performing on stage, taking part in sports events, voluntary service, retreats, foreign exchanges and trips, Wednesday afternoon enrichment activities and the annual pilgrimage to Lourdes. The Sixth Form has its own unique identity but remains an integral part of the SJB community.

We are a fully comprehensive Sixth Form Centre with the aim of providing each and every student in our care with the very best deal. Students who choose to be part of our Sixth Form are expected to have high ambitions and expectations of themselves. Although most of our GCSE students opt to remain with us we also welcome many students from other schools leading to a vibrant, strong Sixth Form community. We look forward to welcoming both current and external students for September 2021 entry.

Lisa Kenny
Assistant Head
Head of Sixth Form

Extra-curricular Opportunities

We offer an enrichment curriculum for our students, which is undertaken every Wednesday afternoon. This varies year upon year.

Our programme this year includes:

  • Sports Academies with professional coaching (Netball, Basketball, Football, Rugby)
  • Extended Project Qualification
  • Volunteering at a local primary school
  • Volunteering at a local community centre
  • Big Issues – engaging with and debating current affairs
  • School Magazine
  • Art project (decorating steel drums)
  • Gym
  • Multi-sports
  • Young Enterprise

Our opportunities relating to music are as follows:

  • SATB Choir
  • Orchestra
  • Rock band
  • Music Tech Club
  • Solo recital opportunities
  • Chamber group opportunities
  • Music trips to West End shows and orchestras
  • Music Tour biennially
  • School production, most recently Grease and Little Shop of Horrors

Leadership Opportunities

  • Sixth Form Committee, including the roles of Head Boy/Girl, Deputies, Social Reps
  • Mentoring programme (where Sixth Formers buddy up with students in younger years to offer mentoring, whether that be support within a particular academic subject or more general social/confidence support).
  • Wider School Leadership (where Sixth Formers head up various teams of student leaders from younger years. School Teams to be led include: Charities, Environment, Teaching & Learning, Spiritual Life, House Captains, Wellbeing, Digital Leaders.
  • Sports Leaders (where Sixth Formers can lead sports clubs for younger years or assist/take charge of coaching for younger years).

Internal Applicants

All students studying at SJB in Year 11 are entitled to a place in the Sixth Form, if they meet the admission criteria.

For information on admissions please refer to our Admissions policy, and if you have any additional questions please email the Sixth Form Admissions Manager Mrs N Risman at n.risman@sjb.surrey.sch.uk

Throughout Year 11 there are many opportunities for the students to see what is available in the Sixth Form and to discuss their options with a member of staff. In the first half of the spring term, all students, along with their parents, will meet with a member of the School Leadership Team to discuss a number of things, including post-16 options.

Click here to access the admissions policy 2021-22

Exam Results

SJB A Level Headline Figures 2018-19

  • 72% A*, A or B grade
  • 92% A* to C
  • 99.5% A* – E

Percentage of all exam grades

  • 12% were at an A* grade
  • 25% A grade
  • 35% at a B grade.
  • 21% C grade

69% of our students achieved two or more grades A*-B

Enrolment Details

The transition from GCSE to A-level studies is one of the hardest you will make, but also one of the most rewarding. Our fantastic Sixth Form team, along with your tutors and teachers, will all be on hand to support you through this period whilst helping you to succeed academically and personally. Sixth Form is wonderful time, during which you will make new friends, discover new interests and grow as individuals. You will make choices that affect your adult life, and have many opportunities to expand your horizons and make memories to treasure forever. Make sure you make every day count! I am very much looking forward to welcoming you in September and to being your Head of Year.

Miss Clark

When you receive it, please read the instructions in your enrolment letter carefully and get in touch before the end of term (July 17th) if you have any questions.

For all students

Learner Agreement 21-22

Sixth Form Dress Code 21-22

Sixth Form Consent Form 21-22

Sixth Form Review Process 21-22

Additional Information

Sixth Form BYOD Welcome Guide 21-22

Application for Sixth Form Bursary 21-22

Application for assistance with travel expenses for 16-19 year olds