Welcome

From the Head of Sixth Form

We very much look forward to welcoming you into our Sixth Form where you will find an inclusive and happy atmosphere in which everyone is encouraged to develop her talents and interests. St Catherine’s will prepare you for your A Levels, as well as for whatever lies ahead, be it university, a gap year, or another of the many opportunities possible for an intelligent and capable young woman.

By studying your favourite subjects in depth, you will develop new skills and build on existing ones. There is the opportunity to  become involved in a huge range of activities, from fundraising to film-making. Friendships are strengthened, and new ones made. You will leave St Catherine’s confident that you are ready to face life head-on and use your abilities to make the world a better place.

There is greater independence in the Sixth Form which also means being responsible for managing your time effectively.  As you move into the Upper Sixth, you will contribute increasingly to the running of the School and your House, affording you valuable leadership experience as well as being a role model for the younger pupils. The Sixth Form tutor team will support you in subject specialist form groups, helping you plan your university application and your future beyond St Catherine’s. 

Whether it is the team-building induction days at the start of the Sixth Form, the Lower Sixth Musical that is always a highlight at the end of the School year, the leadership of House events, or a whole range of activities and trips, St Catherine’s Sixth Form is characterised by new challenges, enthusiasm, hard work, and a genuine sense of fun.  When you finally leave us, it will be with a sense of achievement, purpose, and a strong awareness of your place in the world as a young woman of extraordinary potential.

Kate Hawtin - Head of Sixth Form