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St John’s Catholic Comprehensive School

Preparing for Academic Study in Year 12

Bridging the Gap Between GCSE and A-Level Studies

Subject Leaders across the school have prepared some fantastic resources for you to be able to make a start on your level 3 studies in preparation for September. We strongly recommend you download the content of three subjects you are looking to study and complete all the work set so that you are fully prepared for the leap from KS4 to KS5. Please also ensure you check that the three subjects you choose fall into different option blocks (this can be found in the entry requirements ad on the link below). You can only choose one subject from each block. Also make sure you check the entry requirements for each course, as this will inform you of which subjects to complete the work for in preparation for study. The links below will enable you to check the entry requirements and review the topics/course content in each subject that you are looking to undertake. 

Sixth Form Course Directory

Year 12 Option Form 2022

Please note that you will need to meet the relevant entrance requirements to study any given course next academic year. When you enrol, you will not be able to select subjects where you do not meet the respective entry requirements.  I would therefore suggest maybe having a look at other subjects if you are still indecisive about what you wish to study, as this may help you to make an informed decision and offer an alternative if are not able to study a subject due to not meeting the entry requirements. You should find the specific subject teacher email addresses attached to each subject area, so you can request feedback or seek answers to queries directly if you have them. We advise you complete all the work set by each of the subjects you are interested in studying so that you are in a strong position to start your level 3 courses when we return. 


Enrolment information 

All Year 12 students will have induction sessions when enrol in September 2022 and further information on these will be made available following enrolment. 

If you have any further queries regarding the sixth form, then please do not hesitate to contact one of the KS5 Pastoral team.  

MSmith@stj.kent.sch.uk - Mrs Smith (Head of Year 12 and 13)  

TSelf@stj.kent.sch.uk - Mr Self (Assistant Head of Year 12 and 13) 

DCadwallader834@stj.kent.sch.uk - Mr Cadwallader (6th Form Pastoral Manager) 

AChambers267@stj.kent.sch.uk - Mrs Chambers (6th Form Attendance Manager) 

The St John’s KS5 Team