Sixth Form Open Evening 2021
We invite you to attend our Sixth Form Catholic College Open Evening which is scheduled on Thursday 18th November 2021, commencing at 1830hrs with an expected finish time of 2030hrs. The evening will begin with a short, introductory talk in the hall at 1830hrs. Following this, there will be the opportunity to visit subject areas and talk to teaching staff and current Year 12 and Year 13 students about the subject that you may be interested in studying and the higher education and career routes that are available to you following Sixth Form. Literature will be available throughout the evening.
Making the right choice for post-16 courses is critical and this evening will enable students to further empower themselves with information and guidance towards making this decision. Our expectation is that all students attend the evening as it will enable a dialogue between us and yourselves to enable us to make the best curriculum offer for 2022 to meet the needs of our students. In attendance there will be representatives from universities and our careers adviser to give you the opportunity to further discuss some of the pathways at post-16 and what opportunities may be available to students in the future.
Our most recent Ofsted report lists a host of reasons why our Sixth Form was rated as good, the following extract from the report is just one of those examples - Leadership of the sixth form is highly effective. Leaders have a good understanding of the strengths and weaknesses of the sixth form. They have high expectations of students and know them very well. All students are encouraged and supported to achieve their aspirations through personalised study programmes. Students undertake relevant work experience that is well matched to their interests and career aspirations.
In 2021, our Year 13 students performed exceptionally well with all of them going on to university or securing an apprenticeship. Our pass rate A*-E was 100%; 77% of our students achieved A*-C; 53% of our students achieved A*-B and 24% gaining A*-A grades.
We also pride ourselves on our pastoral support and enrichment programme. All students are able to take extra qualifications such as the EPQ; be part of extra-curricular music groups; receive independent and tailored careers advice throughout; receive extensive UCAS and apprenticeship support and become Mental Health Ambassadors. For students looking to attend either Oxford or Cambridge, we offer a broad support programme throughout your time in the Sixth Form. We also work very closely with Bristol, Nottingham, Liverpool and Birmingham universities who offer support and lower grade requirements for our students.
Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or concerns prior to the event. We very much look forward to seeing you on the evening.
Open Evening Schedule
18:30 – 18:45 – Welcome introduction in the Hall delivered by Mr Burrowes, Mrs Wynne-Jones and the Sixth Form Leadership team
This will be followed by four formal presentations, lasting ten minutes in each subject, repeated at the following times:
20:15A warning bell will ring five minutes before the start of each presentation.
Outside of these times, you will have the opportunity to tour departments and speak to teaching staff and current Sixth Form students.
Mrs Flint, our Impartial Careers Advisor, will be available to speak to you in the Sixth Form Centre, along with representatives from Newman & Aston University.
Please visit the Sixth Form Centre and dedicated study rooms, where you will have the opportunity to speak to:
Our Head of Sixth Form (Mrs L Wynne-Jones) and RAM Hair.
The evening is expected to finish at 20:30
Mrs L Wynne-Jones - Head of Sixth Form
Or, email our Sixth Form Administration Team - CGSixthForm@cardinalgriffin.staffs.sch.uk
You can view our LATEST Sixth Form Prospectus by clicking HERE.
You can apply for our college courses by visiting this page - 'Application and Courses'.