Welcome to our Sixth Form
Mr D SINNETT, Assistant Headteacher, Director of Sixth Form
Our purpose is simple: to give all our students – whether they have been with us throughout key stages 3 and 4 or whether they have come to us from elsewhere – the best possible foundation for success in their future lives. The Sixth Form at St. Mary’s is a vibrant place where young people are challenged to aspire, to grow and to succeed.
Academic success is at the core of what we do, rooted in the values that we share as a Christian community. Our aspiration is that our young people leave us with the ability do what is best, both for themselves and those around them, in a rapidly changing world.
Our students can expect teaching of a high standard in over 25 different level 3 qualifications from teachers across 8 different faculties. We challenge – and support – all our students to reach their potential, whether it is a place on a degree course at a highly selective university, or an Apprenticeship in a local firm. Each Year 12 student is assigned to a tutor who takes an interest in their progress and wellbeing across all their subjects. The Sixth Form team includes a dedicated full-time pastoral manager and an administrator, and has many years of expertise in giving students the advice and guidance they need.
Above all, St. Mary’s Sixth Form is a place where young people can grow, and discover themselves and the wider world. Through the extensive opportunities we offer – to take on a leadership role, to mentor and coach others, to work in the community both at home and abroad, to take part in sport, drama and music – students can develop the skills and personal qualities that complement their academic progress. In the way they respond to these challenges, our students are both leaders and role models. They are at the heart of this community.
St. Mary's most recent (2016) Key Stage 5 results:
- Average point score per student: 862 (equivalent to three grade A's)
- 46% of entries gaining grades A* to B
Sixth Form News Stories
On Thursday 9 February 2017, Year 13 CRS (Catholic Religious Studies) students devoted a day to looking at the environment.
Fame – The Musical Performed at St. Mary’s, Menston
St. Mary's Menston School Production 2017 is Fame – The Musical
Olympic Gold Medalist Celebrates with Students and Staff at St. Mary’s
Fun Event raises money for our Advent Appeal
Sir Gary Verity is Guest of Honour
Sixth Form students at St. Mary’s turned pink for a day just before the half-term holiday, to support Breast Cancer Research.
We are delighted that Sir Gary Verity is able to join us at our Year 11 Achievement Evening as our Guest Speaker.
Pilgrims from across the diocese made their way to Ripon Cathedral last Saturday for this very special Mass celebrated by Bishop Marcus Stock.
The 2018 World Challenge Expedition is to Costa Rica and Nicaragua.
Photos of this year's Expedition!
This year's annual Open Day was a success, with Information Sessions extremely well attended
Our annual Sixth Form Open Evening will take place on Thursday 17 November 6:30pm
Posters near our Staffroom and in the Hume Building showcase 91 pieces of work by St. Mary's talented pupils across three subjects.
Information has been made available on our website.
Many congratulations to our Year 13 students who have reaped the rewards of their hard work over the last two years, gaining another set of excellent results.
The Feast Day Mass took place on Thursday 21 July in our Sports Hall.
The most-read news stories on our website so far during 2016 revealed.
Students came in their own clothes on Wednesday 29 June 2016 and the event benefited The Bambisanani Partnership and World Youth Day charities.
St. Mary's ATP hosted a charity football tournament on Sunday to raise funds for Marie Curie
Students from Year 7 to Year 12 celebrated Armed Forces Day in school on Friday 1 July, 2016.
St. Mary’s have, for a number of years, run training and expeditions for the Bronze, Silver and Gold Duke of Edinburgh Award levels.
Exhibition celebrating our talented students' work entitled ELEVATION
Our teams win TWELVE pieces of Silverware
A St. Mary's tradition is that every Spring, a group photo of our Year 13 Sixth Form students is taken at St. Mary's.
Public examinations begin on Monday 16 May
The ten schools in The Bishop Wheeler Catholic Academy Trust participated in the Bishop’s annual Good Shepherd Service at St. Anne’s Cathedral on Friday 6 May 2016.
Congratulations to all successful candidates, and thank you to everyone who applied.
As part of our programme to provide students with information, advice and guidance about their potential post 18 pathway, a group of Year 12 students recently visited the University of Oxford.