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St. Joseph’s College has a well established sixth form. Many of our students continue their education at University or Colleges of Further and Higher Education.
The majority of our sixth form students study ‘AS’ and ‘A2’ Level subjects. Students may study up to 4 subjects at ‘A’ Level.


Students may study up to four subjects at ‘A’ Level.

‘A’ Level Subjects (General and Applied)

    • Applied Double Award Science (Step Up to Science Course in conjunction with UUJ)
    • Art and Design
    • Biology*
    • Business Studies*
    • Chemistry*
    • COPE Level 3 (Certificate in Personal Effectiveness)
    • Performing Arts
    • English Literature
    • French*
    • Geography
    • Government and Politics*
    • Health and Social Care
    • History
    • Home Economics*
    • ICT*
    • Irish*
    • Mathematics
    • Music
    • Physical Education*
    • Physics*
    • Psychology*
    • Religious Studies
    • Sociology*
    • Spanish*
    • Technology & Design*

    *Subjects offered through our collaboration arrangement with Aquinas Grammar School.


    Vocational Qualifications

    The College also offers City & Guilds Level 3 Diploma for IT Users for those students who prefer to take a vocational route to further and higher education or employment. Students opting for this course sit a range of OCR Business Professional examinations in Word Processing, Text Production, Mail Merge, Document Presentation and Business Presentations culminating in the OCR Level 3 Business Professional Certificate/Diploma.

    All sixth form students follow a structured Personal and Social Development programme which includes Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG). The College ensures that sixth form students have opportunities to attend University Open Days, Careers Conventions and exhibitions relevant to UCAS applications. Our sixth form students make a significant contribution to the life of the school, as senior prefects and mentors, fund raising for charities as well as working in a range of areas such as pupil mentoring.