The Sixth Form Diploma
At the heart of the Sixth Form experience is the St. Andrew’s Sixth Form Diploma. It tries to bring together all that our Sixth Formers do to illustrate the holistic nature of their education. Over the course of five terms (including holidays) from the start of Year 12, students have to accumulate points across academic, community service, extra-curricular, leadership and Life Skills areas. The academic and Life Skills points are mostly gained through the course of A Level and BTEC studies, alongside Life Skills lessons and Sixth Form lectures. However, the emphasis for the community service, extra-curricular and leadership is for the students to seek out challenges and take responsibility for these elements. At their graduation ceremony at the end of Year 13, graduating students then receive either a standard or Gold Diploma depending on their points score and breadth of commitment. Many graduates compete to accrue the most points and they take great pride in their Diploma as it illustrates what busy, involved and worthwhile lives they lead in the Sixth Form.