The Sixth Form at St Laurence School is a vibrant, dynamic and aspirational community where students are provided with the skills and knowledge to face the future with confidence. There is a legacy of success with our students achieving a B grade average for the last three years. In 2019-20, (last formal exams), this made us the highest attaining State Sixth Form in Wiltshire.
All students progress to their chosen pathway with 70% going to university. Of these we have year on year success of gaining entry to Oxford and Cambridge, with many going on to Russell Group universities. Further students are successful with: Apprenticeships, Training & Employment.
While attainment is key, we place student wellbeing front and centre. Student mentoring and a professional counselling service is used to support a range of student needs. Students have opportunities to: play sport, go on trips nationally and internationally and be leaders using their experience to guide others. Our “Core Programme” allows us to support with current advice on key PSHE strands such as “Dealing with Anxiety” or Careers Advice, as well as providing up to date study support. Whether students are new to St Laurence School, or whether they move into the Sixth Form from within, the moment is a defining one. It marks a clear transition and it brings with it a changed status. Students are regarded within the School community as young adults.
The Sixth Form students are based within our own Sixth Form Centre, with bespoke IT spaces solely for Sixth Form, a place to socialise and study, as well as a place where they will find support and guidance. Sixth Form students are given more freedom and greater responsibility, but they remain an integral part of the wider school community and are also integrated within the school’s vertical tutor system.
We do all we can to ensure that our students leave the Sixth Form with a firm sense that we are part of a global society with a key role to play in its future. Our aim is that every student leaves with the skills and experiences that will set them up to continue tasting success long into the future. Ultimately, for each and every student, we care, we inspire and we succeed.
How to Apply
The St Laurence School admission policy applies solely to applications for places at St Laurence School. As an Academy St Laurence School acts as its own admission authority. The Governing Body is responsible for determining the procedures and policies.
The admission policy of St Laurence School is, while there are adequate places, to offer a place to all applicants irrespective of gender, religion, ethnicity or country of origin, disability or academic ability.
St Laurence has places available for entry into Year 12 each September.
These will take place during January and February for internal candidates. External candidates will be invited for interview in March. Prior to an interview we are happy for prospective external candidates to visit at any time. The interview is an opportunity to discuss your preferred courses and check that they match future career intentions.
To progress into the St Laurence Sixth Form requires students to achieve a Grade 4+ in English Language and Maths.
Students require at least a grade 5 in the chosen subject or equivalent (eg Art = Photography) if they wish to study at A Level.
Students will need a minimum of two Grade 4 and three Grade 5 level GCSEs.
To study a Science(s) requires a 5,5 at Higher Tier level in Core and Additional Science GCSE as well as a 5 in Higher Tier Maths.
There are several key documents which you can download from this webpage and more information on each subject that we offer can be found in our prospectus. If you would like to find out more about St Laurence Sixth Form or would like to arrange a visit, please contact Mrs Jo Brown in the Sixth Form Administration Office.