Welcome from the Director of Studies Post 16 – Mrs Alison Spencer
At John Taylor we offer an exciting and stimulating curriculum, a supportive pastoral system and a wide range of leadership opportunities for students before they make that leap to Higher Education, an Apprenticeship or employment. Years 12 and 13 can be a daunting period of change with a focus on examinations and exam results. However, here at John Taylor we support students both academically and in their personal development so they can make the best of the opportunities our increasingly globalised world has to offer.
"The sixth form is outstanding. Students are exceptionally well supported both academically and in their personal development."
At John Taylor students excel academically because of high expectations and well placed motivation from staff together with outstanding teaching and encouragement for students. Learning at this level and making decisions about the future is challenging for both students and parents. At the school we want to acknowledge that success is a partnership between the school, the student and parents and so as well as providing support for students we have a regular programme of meetings so that parents know how best to support their son or daughter.
We offer a broad range of subjects both academic and vocational. Students are provided with excellent information, advice and guidance and as a result qualifications and subjects are well matched to students’ aspirations and abilities. Achievement is well above the national average and in 2015 56% of grades awarded were at A* – B.” with in ‘2018 63% of grades awarded were at A*-B’’
"Teachers have exceptionally good subject knowledge and use this very well to plan lessons that motivate and enthuse students to learn."
We welcome both current John Taylor students and those from other schools into our sixth form. We believe all our students should have ambition and work hard. We want them to become independent learners and fulfil their potential. We also think they should make a positive contribution to the local and wider community. Students respond well to the outstanding teaching and positive encouragement they receive.