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St Paul's School
for Girls

Sixth Form

Message from Head of Sixth Form - Mrs Craddock

I am immensely proud of our Sixth Formers. Their academic achievements are excellent and St. Paul’s features consistently near the top of the league table for all non-selective schools in Birmingham. As well as this, our Sixth Formers are outstanding role models to younger pupils who see our Sixth Formers as sources of inspiration in the way they purposefully conduct themselves with good grace, decorum and generosity.

Our Sixth Form Centre is a place of learning and success but also an environment in which students thrive personally and socially. The staff-student relationships, which are characterised by a friendly, humorous and relaxed atmosphere, contribute to the success of the Sixth Form experience.

St Paul’s School for Girls has a long tradition of success in meeting the pastoral, academic, vocational and spiritual needs of its girls through the untiring efforts of a well qualified, forward-thinking and caring staff working in partnership with supportive parents and a variety of agencies in the local community. 

In our school we have high expectations of our girls and staff. Together we aim to provide a challenging learning environment which motivates girls and contributes to their success. We strive to motivate the girls to have high expectations of themselves, encouraging them to have a matching level of commitment to their studies and to make the most of the many educational and extra-curricular opportunities available to them. It is hoped that the happiness and success they experience during their Sixth Form courses here will enable them to face their future with confidence.  

All girls are assigned to a small form group and the role of the form tutor is to:  

  • Ease the transition between GCSE and Advanced level study (same form tutor for Years 12 and 13)
  • Provide help and support
  • Be there to listen
  • Encourage and motivate the girls
  • Lead in the spiritual life of the Sixth Form
  • Provide regular monitoring and reporting
  • Offer career advice and guidance
  • Write personalised university references

 Entry requirements

  • For Advanced Level Study you need 5 Grade Bs at GCSE level for entry to our Sixth Form.
  • Often you need at least a B grade in the subjects you wish to study at Advanced level.
  • Some subjects will also have other criteria, e.g. for Mathematics you need a Grade A. For Chemistry you need a B in two Sciences.

 What we have to offer at Advanced Level

  • Art & Design
  • Biology
  • Business Management
  • Chemistry
  • English Literature
  • Film Studies
  • French
  • Geography
  • Government & Politics
  • Health & Social Care
  • History
  • Mathematics
  • Further Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Polish
  • Psychology
  • Religious Studies
  • Sociology
  • Spanish