Sixth Form

Sixth Form

Unlock your full potential at Saint Felix School’s Sixth Form, an independent Sixth Form in Suffolk, the perfect place to grow in a supportive and dynamic educational environment. We believe every young person deserves the opportunity to become a confident, mature learner, well-prepared for their post-18 pathway.

In 2023, 94% of our students gained a placement in their first or second choice of university, including Russell Group universities, and 82% of all grades were marked at A* to C and 36% at A* to A.

Our team of dedicated educators, led by Mrs Joahnna Harlock, Assistant Head and Head of Sixth Form and Curriculum, provide the academic and pastoral support you need to flourish and thrive. We boast exceptional facilities, personalised learning packages, and small class sizes that allow for tailored attention to each student. We offer a diverse range of A Level subjects, including unique offerings, such as Latin, Criminology, Classical Civilisation, and Psychology, ensuring you can fully explore your passions.

Our commitment does not end with academics. We understand that your post-Sixth Form choices are crucial, and we have developed a robust pathway programme to guide you. Whether you aspire to prestigious institutions or wish to broaden your horizons with the Extended Project Qualification, we can accommodate. Our Scholars Programme has a proven track record of helping students secure placements in prestigious universities, both domestically and abroad.

The Sixth Form experience at Saint Felix goes beyond studies. Our warm, close-knit community ensures each individual feels supported and encouraged to achieve. We empower each student to develop their individuality in a secure and nurturing environment. Prestigious, whole-school positions, including Heads of School and Heads of the school’s four academic houses, give opportunities for valuable leadership experience. There are also other opportunities available according to each student’s agenda. 2024 will see the launch of a Sixth Form leadership programme that will be open to all – further details to be announced.

Sixth Form students are encouraged to participate in school life, such as mentoring Year 11 students; assisting in lessons, for example, Year 7 Maths; or helping the Reception to Year 6 pupils with their reading or artwork.

Our pastoral care is outstanding. Every student is paired with an experienced mentor and coach dedicated to their personal development and success. We work with our students on their UCAS (if going to university) or apprenticeship applications. Students applying to medicine and dentistry are supported in UCAT testing, and applications to ‘medic mentor’ are highly recommended. International post-18 courses are dealt with as required, for example, SAT/ACT testing and CAF for USA entry.

Whenever possible, we take our students to higher education fairs and invite speakers to allow students access to real-world careers and advice. Students also attend the Spingpod virtual work experience programmes, giving them valuable insight into their potential future.

We maintain consistent communication with parents and guardians to ensure your education is guided by a united effort.

Discover and learn about our exciting A Level Course Options. Mrs Harlock, our Assistant Head – Curriculum / Head of Sixth Form, can advise on the courses required for your intended field of study at university, or your chosen career.

As you embark on the next phase of your educational journey, preparing for your future, you can trust that Saint Felix School’s Sixth Form will equip you with the skills, knowledge, and confidence to excel. Whether your path leads to higher education, the world of work, or an apprenticeship, we will empower you to make informed decisions.

Enquire now about your place in Saint Felix Sixth Form in Suffolk.

Being a part of Saint Felix Sixth Form has been a transforming and enlightening experience. The sixth form has provided me with numerous opportunities for self-discovery, leadership development and insight into my future aspirations - I am grateful to have had such encouraging support when making my post-A level decisions.
Thavisha, Year 13

Mrs Joahnna Harlock

Assistant Head - Curriculum / Head of Sixth Form

Jo Harlock, Assistant Head and Head of Sixth Form and Curriculum