Welcome to the Sixth Form College (ages 17-18)
St John’s College is once more delighted to sustain its record over 17 years as the best performing school in Wales at A Level and has frequently been ranked top school in Wales in The Sunday Times ‘Parent Power’ based on combined GCSE and A Level performance. The College’s most recent Estyn Inspection Report graded the school ‘Excellent’, including the enviable and seldom awarded ‘Excellent’ grade for quality of teaching, stating that ‘The quality of teaching is an exceptional feature of the school’s work’ (Estyn Crown Copyright, 2012).
A traditional approach to academic sixth-form teaching (including close supervision in a tutorial context) is balanced with opportunities for students to improve their capacity for clear thought and reasoning, along with a fuller development and broadening of their cultural horizons.
Students are prepared to compete for admission to Britain's first-division universities, and are offered careful advice on university selection with preparation for the process of interview. Sixth form life at St John's College is quite distinct in tone and atmosphere, and sixth formers constitute their own independent society, enjoying a separate common room and provision for an area of quiet study. A-levels are offered in a wide range of subjects at both AS and A2. Pupils normally select the four or five which best suit their aptitude and interests as their AS-level subjects, continuing three or all four subjects to A2.