Sixth Form

Welcome to the Sixth Form at St. Paul’s, a happy and challenging study environment for pupils aged 16 to 18. Our sixth formers are bright, independent learners and critical thinkers who leave the school well prepared for the challenges of higher education and the world of work, both at home and abroad. Our curriculum, administered via the IB Diploma Programme, is academically rigorous and robust.

Examination results are invariably good, and often outstanding, which ensures our pupils have opportunities at the most prestigious universities all over the world. Pupils can choose from a wide range of subjects and have the opportunity to pursue their talents and specific interests in greater depth.

The Extended Essay, CAS (Creativity, Action and Service), and ToK (Theory of Knowledge) elements of the course are crucial in encouraging our pupils to question the world around them, and develop world views that will hold them in good stead for the rest of their lives.

To complement this academically challenging curriculum, and provide sixth formers with a truly holistic education, the school offers a unique PSHE (personal, social and health education) programme. This includes our very own “how to” course where pupils are prepared for the practical challenges of adult life, from ironing shirts and sewing on buttons to financial planning. Every pupil is supported by a network of experienced pastoral staff.

Every pupil has a tutor to support their pastoral and academic needs, who will stay with them throughout the two years of the sixth form. Many of our sixth formers have been at the school since entering the Pre-Prep at 3 years old, and are eloquent, well-mannered, and hard-working individuals who care deeply about their friends and the world around them. They leave us inspired and equipped to make the world a better place.

Sam Bishop

Head of Sixth Form