Ms Pauline Finlay: Director of 6th Form

St Francis Xavier’s College 6th Form is an exciting and supportive learning community with high standards and expectations for all students. Underpinned by the schools mission statement ‘Life in all its fullness’ 6th Formers are are well prepared for the exciting challenges of young adulthood and beyond through participating in high quality curricular and enrichment provision to ensure they leave school as well-rounded, confident and reflective individuals ready to face the challenges of the 21st Century.


Academic achievement is of the highest priority in the 6th Form as is pastoral support. Our well qualified and experienced staff work hard to support students as they make the transition in the 6th Form between Post-16 and Higher/Further Education and employment. Our experienced pastoral staff are highly committed to help support, guide and nurture 6th Form students as they complete their journey and fulfill their potential both academically and personally.


6th form is a wonderful opportunity to enhance and develop knowledge and understanding of subject matter as well as personal skills such as  independence,resilience, leadership and responsibility. We offer a diverse suite of courses that are tailored to the needs of the individual as well as an impressive array of enrichment and volunteering opportunities such as Duke of Edinburgh, Oxbridge support and apprenticeship workshops.


Our 6th Form students benefit from having an impressive common room  with dedicated 6th Form classrooms. Additionally we are extremely fortunate to have state of the art facilities in Science and Sport as a result of recent building improvements. Students benefit from having access to free Wifi and are encouraged to use both the common room and 6th Form Learning Resource Centre  for independent study to complement their classroom learning.


Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance is provided in the 6th Form by the 6th Form team in collaboration with our qualified Independent careers advisor. All students can access careers advice through this service. We have developed close links with local universities and students benefit from this through opportunities to shadow undergraduate students as well as attend lectures


We actively encourage all students to be part of the wider school community. We have many opportunities that 6th formers can help out with such as paired reading with Year 7 boys, helping out with extracurricular clubs such as maths, Sport, etc as well as taking up leadership roles by becoming a member of the school council and becoming part of the senior prefect team.


We are immensely proud of our 6th Form students and together in partnership with parents, we will ensure they flourish into well-rounded individuals, prepared for the next phase in their life’s journey.