“Inspectors saw strong teaching in the Year 12 that is lively, well organised and engages students well. This results in students making very good progress. Students speak highly of their teachers. This enables students to develop a thirst for knowledge. Teachers are keen to develop their students as successful and independent learners”.
Ofsted January 2018
St Paul’s offers a wide range of courses at AS, A2 and BTEC level. Please click on one of the following links to read more about individual courses.
A Level Courses
English Language and Literature
Level 3/ BTEC Level 3 Courses
Level 2/ GCSE Re-sit Course
- GCSE English
- GCSE Maths
- GCSE Science
- BTEC Creative and Digital Media
PSHE/General RE Programme
On Wednesday during Period 4, you will study a range of topics from practical issues like how to become an independent learner, time management and active revision skills, to issues dealing more with the wider world and society such as preparing to drive, stereotyping and the voting system.
There will also be scheduled general RE lessons during some of your PSHE sessions. These will equip you with the ability to investigate and learn more about different world faiths, the Catholic Mass, theology and philosophy. These sessions culminate in a day retreat with the rest of Year 12 to the Rosmini Centre at the end of the year.
In Year 13, you will have careful and close guidance in your application to University or to the career of your choice. To find out more about this process, go to the Life after St Paul’s section.
Every week, you will take part in an Enrichment subject for one lesson. These aim to enhance your skills and knowledge set alongside your academic studies. You could choose from:
- Young Enterprise and Business
- Food for Life
- Mentoring at a Primary School
- First Aid Qualification
- Fundraising Team
- Debate and Public Speaking
- Modern Foreign Languages
Some of these Enrichment opportunities will last for a whole year, others for a term, allowing you to choose a range of different topics. Undertaking these Enrichment sessions means you develop as a whole person and add further value to your education. Your experience of these opportunities are very desirable in the world of work and in making yourself appealing to Universities.
Sixth Form Committee
Our Sixth Form Committee is led by our Head Boy and Head Girl, Luke O’Halloran and Niveda Arioli.
Each year, students run for election; a very exciting hustings process takes place and staff and students vote for the people they wish to represent them. The Head Boy and Head Girl are supported by the Deputy Head Boy and Girl and a Prefect Team. They run fundraising events, mediate between students and Sixth Form Leadership, represent the Sixth Form at public Open/Parents’ Evenings, support younger students and the ethos of our school. These roles and responsibilities develop transferable leadership skills and broaden your experiences and education. We would very much encourage you to get involved in this way.