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Cardinal Newman Sixth Form is welcoming to all people, whether you are a Newman student transferring from Year 11 or a new student from another school. It is a place of learning and success but also an environment in which students thrive personally and socially. 

I always count myself lucky to be the Head of Sixth Form at Cardinal Newman; it is a real privilege to work with such a group of talented and enthusiastic young people. Every year our students achieve amazing things, fulfilling their potential both academically and personally.

This success is achieved because our team of outstanding teachers work with our students to motivate and enthuse them. They are real subject experts who are passionate and love working with students. Together with our highly committed support staff they will always go the extra mile to support and guide our students.

The Sixth Form at Newman is a place where you can try new and exciting subjects, expanding your knowledge in areas you have taken an interest in or exploring different opportunities. It is the next important step to university or an apprenticeship; allowing you to become more independent through the studies which you enjoy the most.

Our enrichment programme is at flagship standard. We offer excellent opportunities for you to try new things, and develop interests and skills. You could also take part in a wide range of university summer schools, undertake work experience placements, compete in a variety of public speaking and subject based competitions. You can, support the school’s chaplaincy team or take part in a wide range of charity fundraising events.  Many of our students successfully undertake Duke of Edinburgh award.

At Cardinal Newman you will be encouraged to undertake work experience to help develop your interests and skills. In addition to a work placement week in the summer term, students arrange for ongoing work placements in their free time. Students have enjoyed a wide range of experiences including: hospital placements, shadowing medical practitioners and solicitors, working in Whitehall and KPMG, primary school experience and journalist placements.

We value the important contribution our sixth form students make towards whole school leadership. Senior students make invaluable contributions to the school, for example by working with Form Tutors and their pupils in Years 7 to 12.  This might be through mentoring younger students, running lunch time clubs or charity fund raising. We know that good grades are important but they’re not the only thing that universities and employers are looking for. They want outward looking people who join in, grab opportunities with both hands and really live life to the full.

If you would like to find out more about the opportunities that sixth form study at Cardinal Newman can bring or would like to make an application please email Mrs Higgins our Sixth Form Administrator:

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