Sixth Form: JMF6

Two schools, one sixth form: the opportunity to be extraordinary

Welcome to JMF6, the sixth form provided by Fitzharrys and John Mason Schools, delivering high quality, post-16 education to young people in the Abingdon area and beyond. Our ambition is for every student to access outstanding learning opportunities, which encourage them to become academically successful, happy, confident and inquiring young people.

We believe that you have the potential to make a difference in the world and want you to be ambitious in your career choices. JMF6 offers you the very best teaching, high-quality careers advice and guidance, a caring and knowledgeable pastoral support team, and a wide range of opportunities and experiences designed to help you develop talents, interests and skills.

We pride ourselves on being a friendly and inclusive community. Our ethos is based on the principle that each student is an individual, is exceptional and is valued. This principle drives a personal tutorial programme to help support you academically and personally, so that you achieve your goals. Our tutor groups are made up of Year 12 and 13 students, to foster strong relationships early on and to support peer-to-peer mentoring and friendships. We run friendly competitions throughout the year aimed at getting to know each other, raising money for the charities we support during RAG Week, and having fun in the process.

As well as setting challenging and aspirational academic targets, we also want you to acquire skills and qualities which will help develop you as maturing adults. This we achieve through our enrichment programme, where you are strongly encouraged to take part in the Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award Scheme. Within this programme, you further develop qualities of leadership, organisation, responsibility and teamwork: the wider qualities looked for by universities and employers. You will also learn new skills from a range of elective courses, such as Mandarin, First Aid or Journalism, in addition to the option to continue with health and fitness or team sport.

We are very proud of our sixth form students; they are fantastic role models for our younger pupils and show us time and time again that they are extraordinary young people; you could be too. Download our JMF6 application form below for more information; alternatively, you can contact Catherine Scott at Fitzharrys School at cscott@fitzharrys.oxon.sch.uk

We are very happy to show prospective students around and answer any queries you may have.

We look forward to you joining our community.

Any students applying to JMF6 will need to complete an application form. Applications should normally be made before the February half-term holiday.

In February and March, prospective sixth form students are interviewed by the Director of Sixth Form: this is an opportunity to discuss any further education or career plans that you may have and to make sure that the A levels you are considering will enable you to progress on your chosen path.

We welcome students from outside of Fitzharrys and John Mason schools, and you are invited to make an appointment to visit, discuss your application and have a tour of our facilities.

Following successful interviews, you will be sent a letter offering you a conditional place and outlining some activities you will be encouraged to take part to help set you up for a successful start to JMF6.

In late June/early July, a week of taster sessions is organised across the two school sites for future year 12 students. As well as discovering more about the many enrichment opportunities available through JMF6, you will be able to experience lessons across both school sites and make some new friends. We know the move to Sixth Form is important so we take the time to get it right. This will include some preparation activities for the summer.

Once students have received exam results in late August, you are invited to a ‘Welcome to the Sixth Form’ interview. At this meeting, GCSE results will be confirmed and final choice of subjects will be made.

Sixth Form starts at the beginning of September with a day of induction and team building, and then your new courses begin.