Welcome to Our Sixth Form

A warm welcome to St John Bosco Arts College SixthForm

Our sixth form provision aims to provide our students with the highest possible academic outcomes, whilst allowing them to flourish as individuals.

At St John Bosco, we combine academic excellence with extensive individual support, enabling each student to achieve their true potential whilst developing their own personal skills and qualities as an integral member of the community. We offer an outstanding and bespoke enrichment programme providing opportunities to become involved in a variety of cultural, sporting and charity events, alongside gaining additional qualifications and accreditation for the pathway followed. Students are provided with a personal tutor who will provide them with careers information and guidance and support them throughout their UCAS applications. We pride ourselves on the positive relationships that develop between students and their personal tutors, preparing our students for the challenges of an increasingly-competitive higher education and employment market.

The resources and environment provided for our sixth form students are excellent. Our sixth form study area and LRC offers access to the latest technologies, including iPads, laptops, net books, workstations, research facilities a full suite of Apple Mac computers exclusively for the sixth form.Students and staff have access to their own refectory area, which is open throughout the day. This positive environment has been created so that students can both work productively and develop socially.

As a Salesian College we are committed to gospel values and a supportive ethos. You will find that we are interested in the whole student, recognising talent at all levels, welcoming students of all faiths and from all backgrounds. We encourage our students to play a fully active role within our wider school and community, providing every opportunity for our students to achieve their aims. You will find that we have the highest aspirations for our students and encourage a passion for success.

Please feel free to contact myself at any time, if you have any further questions regarding your application to our sixth form.

Mr S Maclean
Assistant Headteacher


St John Bosco Arts College Sixth Form Entry Criteria


Students who achieve 5+ GCSE qualifications at grade A*-C,or equivalent in BTEC qualifications will have the opportunity to study Level 3 Advanced qualifications in the Sixth Form.


It is expected that a student embarking on academic programmes of study will have GCSEs in addition to a BTEC qualification.

For academic programmes of study students will need a grade 6 (B) in English and Maths and 3 Bs at GCSE. A minimum of a grade B at GCSE will also be required for the chosen A-level subject.  For Applied General programmes of study students will need a grade 4 (C) in English and Maths and 3Cs at GCSE or equivalent.

NB for academic courses, a BTEC qualification is not suitable preparation for AS Level study.