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Student Life

Life as a Sixth Form student at Ursuline College offers a unique and engaging experience that blends academic rigor with personal growth and responsibility. 


Here’s a snapshot of what a typical day in the life of a Sixth Form student looks like. Students arrive at school at 8:45 am and have a short form period until 9:15 am. Lessons are divided into five periods: 


*The school day timings are subject to change and will be reviewed in Summer 2024 ahead of the new academic year.


For a select group of students who need additional support, there may be the option of undertaking Maths or English resit lessons during a sixth period from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm. 


Academic Load

Each student typically studies three subjects, with some highly capable students permitted to take four subjects. Students attend nine lessons per subject over a two-week period. There is an emphasis on self-study and utilizing the newly refurbished Sixth Form Centre with modern ICT facilities. 


Enrichment Activities

In addition to academic studies, students engage in one period of “Serviam” every two weeks, where they dedicate their time to volunteer and serve the community. Another period is devoted to Personal, Social, Health Education. Students also complete one hour of General Religious Education (RE) every week. 


Flexibility and Responsibility 

Students who demonstrate good attendance, punctuality, and a positive attitude towards learning are rewarded with five hours of home study, which they can schedule on their timetables. Most students choose to use this study time during Period 1 or Period 5, allowing them to either start later or leave earlier, depending on their individual schedules.


Sixth Form students are expected to serve as role models for younger students, setting a positive example for behaviour, responsibility, and academic dedication. 


During the late lunch break, students are permitted to leave the school site to purchase food from local shops, reinforcing their growing independence and responsibility. 


At Ursuline College, our Sixth Form students not only receive an excellent education but also have the opportunity to develop as responsible, well-rounded individuals who make meaningful contributions to both their local community and their personal growth. This comprehensive approach to education prepares them for a bright and promising future.

Our Mission and Values

We value each individual as a person made, known and loved by God

We value the whole person, spiritual, physical and intellectual

We value forgiveness and reconciliation

We value justice, equal opportunities and fairness

We value faith development as individuals and as part of communities

We value learning, growth and achievement

We value serving others and caring for those in need

Read Our Values & Ethos Statement

Trust Information

Ursuline College is an academy, and part of the Kent Catholic Schools’ Partnership. The Kent Catholic Schools’ Partnership is an exempt charity and a company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales under company registration number 08176019 at registered address: Barham Court, Teston, Maidstone, Kent, ME18 5BZ. St Edmund's Catholic School is a business name of Kent Catholic Schools’ Partnership.