St Francis Xavier (SFX) 6th Form College
SFX is a top performing 6th Form College based in Balham, South London with 1 out of 3 students achieving grades A*- B in 2014. We offer over 50 courses including; Level 3: AS and A levels, UAL/BTEC Diplomas, Level 2 BTEC Diplomas and a Level 1 BTEC Diploma, also known as Foundation Learning.
Over 85% of our students go to university each year (around 15% to the Russell Group universities), having benefited from our Catholic ethos, professional careers guidance, the use of our two Learning Resources Centres, our fitness suite and brand new canteen. We deliver an excellent enrichment programme including Young Enterprise, a whole range of sport activites and course enhancement such as international trips to New York, visits to museums, and workshops and talks from sector specific professionals. We also offer education to our local community through our adult education programme.
Applications for September 2015
We have had a record number of applications this year. You are still able to apply for entry in Sepetmber 2015 - but you must apply soon.
If you have already applied and haven't heard from us:
The SFX Annual Higher Education Fair
Our Sports Hall saw 47 universities and seven employers exhibit at our HE fair earlier in March. Universities in attendance included Oxford, Cambridge, Kent and Kings College to name a few. Our students gained valuable advice and the opportunity to sign up for Open Days.
Former SFX student tells us what it's like at Queen Mary University
We caught up with Bethany who is now studying Mechanical Engineering at a Russell Group university. She told us what she loved about SFX and how we helped her get to where she is today.
SFX working in partnership with universities
Recently, through the work of Ms Barthorpe; SFX Careers Manager, SFX College recently entered into partnership agreements with two UK universities, in London and Leicester.
A level and BTEC/UAL Level 3 Diploma results 2014
A message from Principal Stella Flannery
London is an exciting but demanding metropolis. Studying and living in London can be hectic and it is sometimes difficult to find space and time in which to reflect. Creating the opportunity to share views and values in a secure and mutually respectful setting is a critical part of our SFX mission and helps to foster a strong community, which is compassionate and accomodating.
Our goal at SFX is to prepare you for the challenges of making progress in a highly competitive world but also to carve out time to support you in developing personally and spiritually. We have a proven track record of achieving outstanding success in delivering a wide range of qualifications but we also pride ourselves on fostering the vision and values that will create great and ethical leaders and citizens in future.
If you join the SFX community we shall not stint in our efforts to fulfil those dual needs. We have a talented and skilful staff body which is committed to education and excited by the potential and creativity of young people. All of these attributes contribute to making SFX College a great place to study.
A message from our Student President and Vice President
SFX is an exciting place to study. As your President and Vice President we want you to know that it is a great place to come if you want to be successful in what you want to do. It’s very different than staying at school, but in a good way as it gives you the chance to develop your independence and confidence. Since coming to SFX it’s helped us to realise our potential and that’s one of the reasons why we decided to run for the roles of President and Vice President.
In terms of our plans, we are passionate about maintaining the community feel that exists here and very excited about bringing the student body together with events and activities – we’ve got loads of ideas.
Our advice to you is as you take on the jump from Year 11 to Year 12, is not to take anything for granted and always remember that hard work pays off and you will be rewarded in the future. If you decide to choose SFX as your place to study, it will be a place that you will be able to thrive, develop and grow in. The experience will be great and you will get the chance to meet new people who you may stay in touch with for the rest of your life.
We look forward to meeting you if you decide to join us in September 2015.
Beryl and Rhia
SFX working in partnership with...