SBC6 (South Brent Sixth Form Consortium)
SBC6 provides an exciting and unique collaborative partnership between the secondary schools in South Brent: Capital City Academy, Convent of Jesus and Mary, Crest Academy, Newman Catholic College and Queens Park Community School that will enable 6th Form students across South Brent to select from the widest possible range of courses available for this September.
Students at all schools in the partnership are invited to join in with special events that will take place throughout the year and can take advantage of the wide and varied range of extra-curricular opportunities that the Consortium can offer on Wednesday afternoons including community projects, lecture programmes, work based skills, sport or the arts. This will create a collegiate-style educational experience helping to prepare students for higher education.
The consortium will also be offering a bespoke Oxbridge / Medicine preparation programme where the very top students from each of the schools will meet to challenge, prepare and support each other as they apply for these highly competitive places.
Students will remain on roll at their ‘home’ school and it is anticipated that they will study either all or at least two courses there. Sometimes students have a particular programme of course combinations they wish or need to study but not every school can offer every combination and often timetable constraints mean that there are clashes of subjects. This is where the partnership offer becomes so important. Each school offers a selection of courses and specialises in particular areas. Students are then able to view the full offer and if it is not possible to take a subject at their ‘home’ school, they will be warmly welcomed to one of the partner schools to study it there.
To support those students travelling between schools our timetable for 6th Form courses is common to all schools so that 6th Form courses are taught in either morning or afternoon extended sessions. This will give students the widest possible choice of courses.
Whilst studying at a partner school it is expected that students will embrace the culture of that school and respect the routines and customs of that school, always being welcomed to join in with events or opportunities provided by the partner schools.
We are very excited about the partnership and are all committed to making it work for all our students.
Please click on the expandable sections below to view information on the individual school's Sixth Form Open Evenings and our SBC6 Extra-Curricular Programme for 2019-20.
Sixth Form Open Evenings 2019
- Wednesday 20th November 2019 at 5.30pm
Convent of Jesus & Mary Languages College
- Thursday 21st November 2019 at TBC
Newman Catholic College
Queens Park Community School