St. Robert’s welcomes all students wishing to study post-16. We offer breadth and clear progression in our academic and vocational courses.

It is most important to stress that the greatest care must be taken when Sixth Form courses are chosen as students should be aware that this may limit career opportunities later on. For instance, it is essential that a student thinking about Medicine as a career should study Chemistry at A level and it is almost obligatory for anyone wishing to study any branch of Engineering at degree level to have passes in Mathematics and/or Physics.

A Level Courses available – Click on the subject for further details

Business Studies
Computer Science
Design & Technology – Product Design
English Language
English Literature
English Language & Literature
Extended Project Qualification
Fashion & Textiles
Further Mathematics
Health and Social Care
Maths Studies (Core Maths)
Media Studies
Physical Education
Religious Studies

The above list sets out the choice of subjects available in Year 12 in September. Subjects will be grouped to allow as wide a choice as possible. Students may wish to change their initial choice of subjects in the light of GCSE examination results, and we can usually accommodate this. Please see information on the induction process.

Entry to examinations will depend on a student’s attendance, attainment, application and performance throughout the duration of the course. Students who fail to match any of the criteria for automatic entry may be allowed to pay to enter as external candidates.


Vocational Courses

Currently, we also offer:

Level 3 BTEC in Engineering
Level 3 BTEC National in Sport
Level 3 BTEC National in Applied Science

Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma in IT


Religious Studies

This is a compulsory element of the Sixth Form curriculum at St Robert’s for all students not studying GCE Religious Studies. This course will take place in Year 12 and Year 13 for one hour per week. The course consists of Ethical theory and Practical Ethics modules. The students are introduced to philosophical thought and are able to develop critical and analytical approaches to study. These skills are highly valued and viewed as good preparation for university courses.


GCSE Examination Re-sits

Re-sit GCSE classes will be available in English and Mathematics and students who have not already achieved at least a grade 5 in these subjects will be required to remedy this in the Sixth Form. Please note: we require students who do not have a 5 grade in English and or Mathematics to re-sit these subjects in order to provide a foundation for further study and employment.