Why Choose Douay Martyrs
Whether they choose to take A Levels, our vocational options, or a combination of these pathways, our Sixth Form students experience a programme that best suits their interests and aspirations.
The Douay Martyrs Catholic School has a very successful Sixth Form. Each year, we welcome new students who choose to join the school for its high standards, excellent results and enriching extra-curricular programme.
Students are challenged to reach their full potential and encouraged to take responsibility for their own academic and personal development. Sixth Formers enjoy learning in their own study centre; they benefit from expert teaching in small groups and have the space and support they need to develop as learners and as individuals.
Students have opportunities to work on team projects, volunteer in the community, take part in debates and take on leadership roles, gaining the confidence to flourish in the next stage of their lives.
Our experienced team of 6th Form pastoral staff and higher education advisers carefully prepare students for their transition to a wide range of competitive courses at highly selective institutions. Equally, those students wishing to move directly into employment or career specific training will be supported throughout all stages of this process.
Both our AS level and A level results have been consistently highly rated by the Advanced Level Performance System (ALPS), which is a National measure used to analyse the progress which students are making. The ALPs measure indicates that our A Level students have made progress which places them in the top 25% of all schools and colleges – This is a result which has been achieved with regularity over the past 5 years.
Our most recent inspection reports by both Ofsted and the Diocese of Westminster made reference to the excellent work which has been occurring with our 6th Form students;
“The sixth form is good. Students make consistently good and sometimes exceptional progress. They benefit from high-quality teaching and a curriculum which is appropriate to their needs.”
“As a result of excellent support provided by the school, increasing numbers of students are attending the top universities.”
“In the sixth form, the majority of teaching is good or outstanding. Effective teaching and feedback are used to support individual needs and this leads to improvement in the students’ work.