Sixth Form Prospectus & Admissions Policy
This document contains detailed information about Coloma’s Sixth Form and sets out the policy which will be followed for all admission applications to the school for student entry each September. This includes our entry criteria for available pathways and individual courses.
WHY STUDY AT COLOMA?
Coloma, founded in 1869, is a Voluntary Aided Roman Catholic School with World Class School status. Our Sixth Form is a rich and diverse community and applications are welcome from girls of all faiths. It is friendly, inclusive, supportive and proud of its reputation as a centre of academic excellence, built up over many years.
You will experience the finest teaching, pastoral support and facilities available in a wonderful atmosphere. Our current Year 12 students were asked about what they love about Coloma Sixth Form; they were overwhelmingly positive.
“Teachers are really passionate about their subject and your success.” – Sixth Form Student
We offer outstanding Teaching and Learning. Our results place us high in the league tables for both attainment and for making progress. ALPS have placed us in the top 5% nationally this year.
“Students make outstanding progress and attain high standards in their work from a range of prior attainment at GCSE level”. Ofsted
In 2019 our average class size is 12. In the classroom, you will be challenged and supported. Our World Class designation allows us to offer you six lessons of teaching per week (5 hours) for each of your subjects alongside the added advantage of a supervised independent study programme which enables you to make maximum progress between your lessons. This is a significant advantage over other providers, where the hours of teaching are often lower and study facilities are not supervised to maintain focus. In lessons, you will be encouraged to question, analyse and evaluate to become a more independent learner.
“Everyone in lessons is determined to succeed” – Y12 student.
We provide a wealth of extra-curricular opportunities through music, sports, drama, art, debating, academic societies and highly acclaimed charities work, all of which provide opportunities for the development of team and leadership skills. Subject-specific conferences, an expert lecture programme and visits abroad enhance learning – as well as visits to the theatre, museums, competitions and conferences. Our enrichment programme covers all aspects of Personal, Social, Health and Citizenship with a particular focus on Careers Education and guidance on progression at 18+. We also offer the opportunity to undertake work experience and internships during Year 12 to prepare students for the next stage of their careers.
The excellent relationships between staff and students make Coloma distinctive. As we are a relatively small school we will know you personally. This makes a huge difference. Our specialist team of pastoral and careers experts will support you with your plans for the future. We will enable you to achieve your goals. As one Year 12 student said,
“Moving to Coloma was the best decision, academically and socially, I ever made. Teachers here really care about you and your success”
Open Events for 2019 Entry
Our Induction Day took place on Monday 24th June 2019. Late Applicants should apply online via this link as soon as possible.
Open Events for 2020 Entry
Our Sixth Form Open Evening will take place on Tuesday 8th October 2019 from 4.30pm-7.30pm. Online Applications will open on Tuesday 1st October 2019. The closing deadline is 5.00 pm on Thursday 28th November 2019.