Welcome to our Virtual St Benedict’s Information Evening

We are delighted to be able to welcome you to our Virtual Information Evening, and hope that we can give you a flavour of our Sixth Form.

While it is not possible for us to host our usual Information Evening for year 11 students and their parents at this time, we would like to reassure you that our Sixth Form admissions process will operate as usual, and we are very much looking forward to welcoming students into St Benedict’s in September 2021.

Please watch the Welcome to Sixth Form video, where you will hear about all aspects of St Benedict’s from our Student Leadership Team. You are then invited to watch a presentation from the Head of Sixth Form. You can also view all our courses on offer via our course booklet, which provides detailed information about each subject,

There is a link to the entry requirements for the Sixth Form and the individual subjects and also a link to some frequently asked questions.

The next link is to the Online Application Form. Please take time to fill out all the information required carefully.

Lastly, you are then invited to visit our Sixth Form pages, to get a fuller understanding of  the various aspects of student life at St Benedict’s;  our expectations, enrichment opportunities and support programmes, to name but a few.

If you have a question which you cannot find the answer for, please feel free to use the live chat feature or get in touch using the email address stbenedicts@sbsj.co.uk

We hope that you get a good flavour of the happy and welcoming environment of our Sixth Form provides, and we look forward to meeting you in the future. 

Thank you for joining us!


Student Leaders Welcome

Welcome to Our Virtual Open Day


What are the times of the college day?

The college day starts at 8:50am. All students should be in form time by 8:55am8.55am. Lessons start at 9.10am. 

Do I have to stay in college all day?

Yes, in Year 12. When you do not have a subject lesson, you move to a designated space for independent study. 

No, in Year 13. If you do not have a timetabled session in the afternoon, provided you are up to date with studies and on target in your subjects, you are free to leave the site. 

Do I have to wear uniform?

Yes. Our uniform is smart and professional, and our students wear it with real pride. 

Can I use my phone around college?

Phones can be freely used in our Sixth Form centre and can be carried discretely around the site.

We ask that students do not use their phones outside of the sixth form centre – to set a good example to our Key Stage 4 students. Staff may agree to discrete use within lessons as a learning tool. 

Do I have to do an exam to get into the Sixth Form?

No. The entry requirements link for the sixth form are based on your performance at GCSE. There is no additional exam. 

Can I have a part time job?

Yes, but the hours must not be during the college day. It is possible that teachers will need to see you at times outside your lessons, so you need to be available until 4.00pm.

We suggest that 5 hours of work per week is the maximum students should commit to as any more than this can make it difficult to fit in your college work. 

Can I study in college if I don’t have a lesson?

Yes. We have a dedicated Sixth Form Centre, with study spaces and ICT facilities. We also have a dedicated library space in the main building with ICT facilities. 

Can I bring a laptop to college?

Yes. It is up to your teachers as to whether it is appropriate for you to use it in lessons, but you are welcome to use your own devices in study time. 

What food is available in college?

Food is available at break and lunchtime via the Sixth Form Common Room. 

Students may also leave the site at break and lunch to obtain food from Heaton Village.