In addition to their timetabled lessons, Sixth Form students are able to enjoy a range of activities to help them acquire transferable skills that will enable them to make the transition to higher education and employment.
For students interested in a career in medicine, nursing, dentistry or veterinary sciences, we have a number of initiatives they can take part in such as:
Medic / Vet / Dentist Mentors https://medicmentor.co.uk/
In2Science and In2Med School
There are also mentoring and aspirational opportunities such as:
HE+ - a collaborative partnership between the university of Cambridge and its Colleges
Aspire Liverpool – a philanthropic project supported by Sir Terry Leahy and Bill Currie. The Year 12 Reaching Higher programme helps students to maximize their potential and apply to the UK’s top universities
Zero Gravity – a digital mentoring programme which connects students to leading university graduates - www.zerogravity.co.u
Students can also opt in to Study EPQ and Further Maths as additional qualifications.
In addition to the opportunities listed above, students have access to Liverpool University’s Pathways Programme. This is for Y12 students, supporting them to transition into university by providing HE experiences, valuable sector related work experience and advice & guidance to help them progress onto their chosen universities.
The following pathways are available, hosted by the University of Liverpool:
Our Subject Ambassadors each represent a different subject which is offered at A level or BTEC. Their role is to speak to younger students about their experiences of the subject in Sixth Form and to help advise younger students of potential option choices. They also support their teachers on open nights and deliver assemblies to younger students to help them make informed choices about their Post 16 Options. Some students also act as subject mentors to Year 11 and offer them support with their studies in addition to their other responsibilities
Recently, a cohort of students across Year 12 and Year 13 completed a five day specialist training programme organised by Merseyside Police to be Domestic Violence Champions. This training enables them to be the safe ‘go-to’ students to offer support to anyone directly affected by or anyone concerned about a friend affected by domestic abuse. Not only are they giving something back to the school and local community, they’re also living out our mission statement on a daily basis.
Each week a group of Year 12 students act as Paired Reading Ambassadors to support Year 7 students. They read one to one with younger students to give them confidence when reading and to help improve their vocabulary.
These are just some of the activities we offer at St Julie’s Catholic Sixth Form. They offer a fantastic opportunity to broaden your skill set and build your confidence. They allow you to explore an interest in more depth than what is covered in class — or maybe even find a completely new interest that you wouldn’t have been exposed to otherwise. They can also provide a great opportunity to broaden your perspective of the world, particularly those involved in volunteering and community service programs.