St. Robert’s has an open policy for all students wishing to study post-16. We offer breadth and clear progression in our academic and vocational courses.

It is most important to stress that the greatest care must be taken when Sixth Form courses are chosen as students should be aware that this may limit career opportunities later on. For instance, it is essential that a student thinking about Medicine as a career should study Chemistry at ‘A’ level and it is almost obligatory for anyone wishing to study any branch of Engineering at degree level to have passes in Mathematics and/or Physics.

AS and A2 Subjects

Students initially choose to study 4 ‘AS’ level subjects on the understanding that they have already achieved a minimum of 5 G.C.S.E passes grade C or above, including Maths and English. Individual subjects have their own entry requirements, and this information is available for students. Each subject is allocated 5 hours per week in Year 12 and Year 13.

AS Courses available – Click on the subject for further details

Art & Design
Business Studies
Design & Technology – Product Design
Drama and Theatre Studies
English Lang & Lit
English Language
English Literature
Extended Project Qualification
Fashion and Textiles
Further Mathematics
Health and Social Care
Maths Studies (Core Maths)
Physical Education
Religious Studies

*subject to availability

The above list sets out the choice of subjects available in Year 12 in September. Subjects will be grouped to allow as wide a choice as possible. Students may wish to change their initial choice of subjects in the light of GCSE examination results, and we can usually accommodate this. Please see information on the induction process.

Entry to examinations will depend on a student’s attendance, attainment, application and performance throughout the duration of the course. Students who fail to match any of the criteria for automatic entry may be allowed to pay to enter as external candidates.

Vocational Courses

Currently, we also offer

Level 3 BTEC National in Engineering
Level 3 BTEC National in Sport
Level 3 BTEC National in Applied Science
Level 3 Cambridge Technical in ICT

All determined by numbers

Religious Studies

This is a compulsory element of the Sixth Form curriculum at St Robert’s. This course will take place in Year 12. The course consists of Ethical theory and Practical Ethics modules. The students are introduced to philosophical thought and are able to develop critical and analytical approaches to study. These skills are highly valued and viewed as good preparation for university courses.

GCSE Examination Re-sits

Re-sit GCSE classes will be available in English and Mathematics and students who have not already achieved at least a grade C in these subjects will be required to remedy this in the Sixth Form. Please note: we strongly advise students who do not have a C grade in English and or Mathematics to re-sit these subjects in order to provide a foundation for further study and employment

Extra-Curricular Opportunities

As well as sporting clubs and activities, there are many opportunities available to students of St. Robert’s Sixth Form College to get involved with the wider community.

Some of these include:-

APAUSE training
Business placements
Community Sports Leader Award
Conferences and Visits in this country and abroad
Debating Society
Drama productions
Field trips
Fund Raising
Master Classes at universities
Mentoring younger pupils
Music concerts
Seasonal celebrations
Sixth Form Council
Summer schools
University open days and lecture programmes

There will also be opportunities to become involved in activities in relation to St. Robert’s status as a Specialist Humanities College.

To apply for our courses click here