Sixth Form Choices
St Mark’s is a member of a Catholic Sixth Form Consortium with Gumley and Gunnersbury. The Consortium offers a wide range of Sixth Form courses. Details of all subjects may be found on individual sheets in the prospectus. We plan to offer the following courses in September 2018, although the provision of certain courses will be dependent on sufficient demand.
A Level Courses
Students at St Mark’s will study 3 A Levels in Year 12 and continue with them into Year 13. Only students with exceptional GCSE results will be allowed to undertake 4 A Levels. Automatic progression into Year 13 will be dependent on achieving the required standard in examinations at the end of Year 12.
The subjects currently available at St. Mark’s are:
- Business Studies
- Classical Civilisations
- English Literature
- Film Studies
- Further Mathematics
- Government and Politics
- Media Studies
- Product Design
- Religious Studies
Other subjects available at Gumley and Gunnersbury are:
Italian and Music.
General Religious Education/Faith in Action
Every student in the Sixth Form is required to attend one lesson a week of General Religious Education and one lesson of Faith in Action. Students study a range of topics to help them broaden their understanding of key religious beliefs and to support them in their own personal and spiritual journey. A wide range of ethical issues are also studied and debated from euthanasia to medical ethics.
In Year 12, students complete the Faith in Action Course. Students are provided with opportunities to contribute to the school and the wider community through completing various projects, including fund-raising for under-privileged young people, organising events for senior citizens, supporting younger students in their studies and reading. For the students, these are extremely rewarding and beneficial experiences as they connect them to the whole school and the wider community and develop valuable transferable skills.
Students also have the opportunity to complete Silver Duke of Edinburgh or to participate in the Outlook Expedition Project.