Unlike some other sixth form colleges, we offer the opportunity to take any combination of 27 A level subjects, and we organise our timetable accordingly so that there are no subject clashes. In addition, students can choose from 12 Level 3 Extended Diplomas including BTEC and University of the Arts London courses. We also have Level 2 and Foundation options available.
Ofsted rated ‘Good’
Following a successful inspection in January 2018, SFX was judged to be a “Good Provider” by Ofsted:
Our facilities are second to none, including our library, gym, sports grounds, music and media studios, chapel, and onsite Starbucks.
Student Enrichment plays an integral part in our student programme at SFX. Examples include:
Academic & Careers Support
Our teachers go above and beyond to ensure all of our students get the most of their education. Plus, our dedicated academic and careers support teams help every student to reach their full potential, and achieve their desired next steps. We cover the full range of support needed, from those needing help to stay on track, to special support for Oxbridge and Russell Group applicants, and those going on to study medicine.
“The teachers helped me to achieve the highest grade possible”, Jannifer, former UAL Creative Media student (Distinction) now at University of Greenwich
“Teachers were hands on and incredibly supportive”, Kike, former Eng Lit (B), History (B), Politics (A) student now at University of Kent
Progression to University
The proportion of our students who go on to study at university is higher than many other sixth form colleges. In 2018, 394 SFX students went on to study a wide variety of courses at university and higher education institutions across the country, with 123 securing their place in a UK top 50 university.
“SFX truly helped me to get into university”, Joshua, former Sociology (B), Politics (B), History (C) student now training to be a lawyer
We take the physical and mental health of our students seriously, and offer a full range of services designed to help foster wellbeing at the college. We have an excellent pastoral care system. Each student has a Personal Tutor to guide them alongside their subject teachers. We have a specialist welfare team; together with the Designated Safeguarding Officer, there is a College Counsellor and a Student Welfare Officer on hand to support students experiencing personal worries or concerns. We also have an Additional Learning Support team who are there to help students with specialist learning needs, as well as any student who is struggling academically.
As a Catholic school we support and promote values such as kindness, inclusion and respect for everyone; and we pride ourselves on having a vibrant and supportive community. We welcome every one of any faith or none. For those who want to make use of them, we have an on-site Chapel and Muslim & Multi-Faith Prayer Room.