Realising Your Potential
‘The College was rated as excellent in all eight areas of our latest inspection’
We begin by believing in your potential. We then work with you to enable your excellent potential to happen. How do we do this?
We work together to create a culture of success
Salesian Sixth Form is a supportive community which really values each student. Being valued enables our students to really believe they can achieve great things. Indeed, educational psychologists point to the hard evidence that what we believe about our potential really informs how we achieve. Alongside fellow students who are also achieving, we work together to create a culture of success. Class sizes of no more than 12 allow for individual care to make a difference. Our recent students have gone on to be producers at Sky television, a partner at a top five Law firm, research scientists, medical professionals, actresses in the West End and even a professional basketball player. The culture at Salesian College Sixth Form generates a confidence which results in success.
We provide 1:1 support to all
Most students do not know what they want for the future as they begin post-16 education. Some students have a good idea about what they want to become but could not be expected to know how to make this happen. Our 1:1 tutor review programme (our inspectorate rated this as 'Excellent') which is student led, works with you to help you find your voice in relation to who you want to be and what you want to do. Then our programme works with you to make it happen. Our 1:1 review programme is about partnership, mentoring, and it works. ISI wrote: ‘A highly effective self-review and development programme operates in the Sixth Form with clear objectives and monitoring systems.’
We go the extra mile at Salesian to develop your potential
Our students in Business and Economics learn in the stock exchange in New York, attend lectures at Royal Holloway University of London and run award winning Business Challenge companies. Our potential medics visit Lourdes, work with disabled children and visit developing world clinics in Zambia with SHARE (alongside our medical society). Our Mathematics students enjoy the Olympiad, lectures at Reading University and Royal Holloway, University of London among other ‘extra’ events. These all add to the motivation and inspiration which is another essential ingredient in realising your potential - you. Therefore, as you read through our prospectus in each subject area, look out for the extras offered to support you.
We make it happen together
Making it happen is about teachers who are passionate about their subjects. Our recent ISI inspector reported simply “the quality of pupil’s achievement is excellent”. Passion and practical hard work are the ingredients. For example, throughout the week there are extra support classes and workshops scheduled in each subjects. It is also about tutors who make a difference, focusing on the needs of each person with the support you need. ISI wrote “the well-managed sixth-form tutor team is working with energy and enthusiasm to create a cohesive co-educational experience for their students.”