Zeal for the Faith
Since the earliest days of the College the Sixth Form has been known as Rhetoric and our sixth formers have always been known as Rhetoricians. On entering Rhetoric, our main aim is for you to achieve the highest A level grades possible, thus enabling you to secure the university course of your choice or to enter into a career or profession. Academic standards are high and we have a committed and talented teaching staff. Teaching groups are small. We see this as essential for effective teaching and learning. It provides an opportunity for discussion and small group work, as well as ensuring a high degree of individual attention from the teachers.
Rhetoricians have full use of all the College's study and recreational facilities including a well-equipped library, excellent IT resources, well-equipped art and music suites and a wide range of sports facilities. Sixth formers also have their own designated study area and a common room where they can relax and enjoy the company of their fellow students.
As well as UK students, we have a long and successful tradition of welcoming international students into the Sixth Form and the College is accredited by the British Council. Students from overseas follow a full school curriculum, with a minimum of four AS levels in Year 12 and three A2 levels in Year 13. In addition they may take AS and A2 examinations in their mother tongue and IGCSE and IELTS examinations in English. International students are supported by the International Department whilst they adjust to the UK education system. They are also advised and supported by their tutors and boarding staff.
The prospect of Sixth Form education is a most exciting, challenging and important one. It represents the final phase of formal schooling, the transition to adulthood and all the hopes and opportunities that this brings. We believe that at St Edmund's, our Sixth Form offers you a supportive environment which will help provide a passport to the best universities including those within the Russell and 94 groups and other institutions of higher education in Britain and abroad.
The excellent pastoral and academic support you will receive will help you to make the transition from GCSE to A Level study as smoothly as possible and will support you through these vital two years when important career choices are made.
French Home Stay Trip
The trip has arrived safely in France and the students enjoyed the first night.
Updated: 24th May 2013 10.40am