There are currently 178 students on roll in Sixth Form, studying a minimum of 3 x A Level or Level 3 BTEC subjects and benefitting from a very strong enrichment programme. In any given year, approximately 80% of the Year 13 cohort will progress onto Higher Education, with the remainder either commencing employment, training or continuing their education in local FE Colleges. We have consistently been in the top 25% of providers nationally over the last 3 years for validated results.
Following the move to linear assessment, the majority of Level 3 subjects in Sixth Form are now taught as two year courses with no A/S entries as we believe that this offers the best preparation for final A Level examinations.
In response to Covid 19, school closed on March 20th 2020 and mock examinations were disrupted. Consequently, students missed 5 months face to face teaching. Learning via the VLE or Teams was put in place to encourage students to stay engaged in academic activities and to reinforce learning on a daily basis.
During this time not all students had equitable access to home learning, which has inevitably impacted on student experience. This impact was most negative on disadvantaged students and whilst staff provided additional support and worked incredibly hard to mitigate the impact of enforced closures on learning, St Julie’s High school serves areas of high disadvantage (21.8% Pupil Premium in Year 12) therefore a high proportion of our students will have been negatively affected by enforced closures.