Joining Us


Dear Student,

Thank you for your interest in studying at St Joseph’s Sixth Form. On this page you will find all of the information you need in order to make a successful application to St Joseph's Sixth form. You will find:

  • A link to the Sixth Form Taster Day page
  • Enrolment and Next Steps Information
  • The Online Application
  • The Application Journey
  • Key Documents
  • How to Select your Courses
  • Subject Spotlight videos

For any further details please contact our Admissions Secretary, Miss Emily Stagg via:


Sixth Form Taster Day


We will run a Sixth Form taster day for St Joseph's Students on 29th November 2022. Year 11 find more information via their Year Group Teams page. For more information, see our Taster Day page by clicking here.


Enrolment and Next Steps

 Information for Entry 2023 coming soon!
*Please note all students at St Joseph's Sixth Form must study to EPQ (unless they take Philosophy & Ethics).


Application does not officially open until the 30th January 2023 and the deadline for applications is on the 17th February 2023.

Internal Students - click here to submit your application online.

External Students - click here to submit your application online.


External students will need to apply online and follow up via email with a Reference from your Head of Year and complete an Intake Record Form (you can find these documents below).

Please complete these and provide a copy of your latest school report to 

Please note we do not accept emailed/paper application forms.

The Application Journey

Key Documents:

Sixth Form Prospectus
Sixth Form Subject Information booklet
Head of Year Reference Template 
Intake Record 

STCAT Admissions Policy - Secondary & Sixth Form 2023-2024



Level 3 Subjects

A-Level and BTEC are Level 3 qualifications that build upon the Level 2 qualifications studied at GCSE. With 27 courses on offer, the Sixth Form provides an unmatched level of choice for students to construct a programme of study that suits their personal needs.


GCE A-Levels are a two-year, Level 3 academic qualification. Students will sit exams at the end of their second year of study. Our students will no longer sit AS levels at the end of Year 12 (except for Maths, Science and Economics).


The BTEC National Extended Certificate (360) is an applied Level 3 qualification that we offer. It is a vocational qualification encompassing a more practical approach to your studies. Two years of study must be completed to obtain accreditation. BTEC is as challenging as A-Level student and equivalent in terms of UCAS points. The BTEC qualifications are assessed through a mixture of exam, coursework and/or controlled assessment.

Extended Project Qualification (EPQ)

Recommended by leading employers and universities we are privileged to deliver The Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) to all of our sixth form students. It is an 18-month (Level 3) study programme that provides an opportunity for you to pursue your own academic interests in a chosen topic. You will undertake independent research, gaining additional (up to) 24 UCAS points for your university applications and developing a range of independent research and presentation skills important for university study and the World of Work.

The EPQ is a compulsory part of our Sixth Form curriculum (except for those who study Philosophy & Ethics).

Core Maths

Core Maths is one year Level 3 qualification, equivalent to an AS-Level. It explores the application of Mathematical skills to a variety of industry-based contexts. It weaves together topics at GCSE level to other areas within A-Level study such as Psychology and Economics.

Long Term Industry Placements (LTIP)

65% of employers state that work experience is critical in making a decision to take on a new recruit. Such is the importance of work experience; St Joseph’s have teamed up with local company Learning to Work to offer extended 18-week industry placements with local businesses that are personalised to the career goals of the student. The student will develop key skills, qualities and will gain experience that will ensure their competitiveness in the modern local and national job market. This will be part of the student’s study programme and one day a week will be dedicated to the placement. Students will complete a log to reflect on the experience to ensure a strong academic link.

N.B. we are looking to continue with the LTIP, however this is currently on hold whilst a Covid-19 secure plan is put in place.

Subject Spotlight

The following are a series of videos that shine a spotlight on our curriculum areas. It is an opportunity to delve further into what studying each of our subjects is like.

Art, Craft & Design: Click here.

Biology: Click here.

BTEC Health & Social Care: Click here.

BTEC Music Performance: Click here.

BTEC Performing Arts: Click here.

BTEC Sport: Click here.

BTEC Travel & Tourism: Click here.

Business, Economics & BTEC Vocational Business: Click here.

Chemistry: Click here.

Computer Science: Click here.

English Language and Literature: Click here.

EPQ: Click here.

French & Spanish: Click here.

Geography: Click here.

History: Click here.

Law: Click here.

Maths, Further Maths & Core Maths: Click here.

Media Studies: Click here.

Philosophy & Ethics: Click here.

Product Design: Click here.

Physics: Click here.

Psychology: Click here.

Sociology: Click here.