Life in the Sixth Form

At St Ignatius College we are committed to developing our sixth formers in four key areas:

Excellence, Ambition, Leadership and Community.



Our students learn in brand new, purpose-built facilities in an atmosphere of hard work, strong discipline, and mutual support. Students enjoy outstanding teaching delivered by highly experienced subject specialist teachers. Expert subject knowledge and regular, specific feedback ensure that our students achieve excellent results in their courses. St Ignatius College is regularly amongst the top sixth form centres in the local area for Value Added. 


Our students have the highest ambitions and at St Ignatius we support these various ambitions with an extensive Ambition Programme. Significant numbers of students go on to study at some of the leading universities around the country, including Oxford, Cambridge and the Russell Group. Many of our students leave our Sixth Form to pursue successful careers in Medicine, Engineering, Law or Finance, whilst others enter the fields of journalism, technology or the creative arts. Whatever their ambition, our students enjoy first class advice and guidance to support them, and benefit from individual support when making their applications to university. Students have access to prestigious internships and work experience opportunities, for example with J.P. Morgan, opportunities to deepen their academic potential through the Brilliant Club and the Scholars’ programme, as well gaining places on competitive summer schools and programmes such as the Sutton Trust, the King’s College K+ programme, and the UCL Target Medicine programme. Below are just a few of the opportunities available for our Sixth Form students. Opportunities are always communicated with students in form time and through google classroom. 

  • Oxford and Cambridge visits
  • Catenian Public Speaking Competition
  • SEO opportunities 
  • JP Morgan internship offers 
  • Medical speakers  
  • Tottenham Hotspur University Fair 
  • Sutton Trust Pathways programmes in Law, Business, STEM and Medicine 
  • King's College K+ programme 
  • UCL's Target Medicine scheme and the QMUL Chemistry summer school 
  • Orwell Youth Prize competition for political and social writing 
  • Floreat Balliol programme 
  • Future scholars programme 
  • Brilliant club 
  • Work Experience


We believe in empowering our students to take on roles of responsibility in order to develop them as future leaders. Whether as part of the Captaincy & Prefect team, organising and supporting charity campaigns, or mentoring and coaching younger students, our students develop the soft skills that are highly valued by employers, alongside their academic qualifications. 


We are a supportive and nurturing community, where student mental health and wellbeing is central. Students have daily contact with our dedicated sixth form pastoral team, which gives them the opportunity to discuss any concerns they have, and ensure that they remain happy and secure in their studies. The academic curriculum is complemented by weekly sports and an extensive extra-curricular programme to ensure that we are developing the whole person academically, pastorally, spiritually and emotionally.