You should leave St Joseph’s a more enriched person!  A better person than the one who joined; and, you could say, a more employable / successful person later in life.

In signing up to Sixth Form at St Joseph’s you should therefore do so in the knowledge that you are not just signing up to be successful A Level student, but to become a better person.

Therefore, the most important thing with enrichment is not what activities you do, but what the activities do to you! In other words, you should spend time doing activities which make you a better person by the end of Year 12 than the one you were at the end of Year 11.

This will probably mean stepping outside your comfort zone.

It will certainly mean serving and helping others – as we believe that this is the best way to become a better person yourself. It is why at least 12 of your 50 hours must be working with other people to be of service to them.

Are you:

Ready to serve others needs
As with any improvement in life, the first thing you have to do is to identify the things which most need to be improved. Therefore, looking at the list below, identify the three things about yourself which could be better; three things about yourself which could be more enriched. These three things will become your aims for your Enrichment programme in Year 12.

I need to be more:
  • Compassionate, Loving & Generous,
  • Tolerant, Respectful & Non Judgemental,
  • Spiritually aware,
  • Responsible,
  • Self-confident,
  • Well-balanced,
  • Consistent,
  • Ambitious,
  • Inspirational,
  • Courageous,
  • Responsive to injustice in society and the world

Success Stories

  • Kurtis Skellern

    Kurtis Skellern

    Kurtis Skellern from May Bank, Newcastle, joined our Sixth Form after completing his GCSEs at Wolstanton high school. After working incredibly hard for 2 years and having his sights set on Oxford University, his dream of reading Law at Oxford is now a reality. Kurtis gained AAA grades in his Economics, History and Politics A Levels.
  • Sheeru Shamsi

    Sheeru Shamsi

    Sheeru Shamsi from Meir, Stoke on Trent, joined our Sixth Form after a period of ill health and home schooling. His personal determination and academic rigour have enabled him to gain entry into Keele university after he gained incredible grades of A*AA in Maths, Further maths and Chemistry.
  • Caitlin Hurst

    Caitlin Hurst

    Caitlin Hurst from Basford, Newcastle, joined St Joseph’s College in Year 7 and chose English Literature, Politics and History for her Sixth Form studies. She has undertaken a variety of whole-school activities, including a visit to Sierra Leone on immersion, and has gained an incredible set of A Level results; A*A*A. She has accepted a place at Durham University to study Law.
  • Rose Sedgwick

    Rose Sedgwick

    Rose Sedgwick from Newcastle has been through St Joseph’s College from the beginning of Year 7 and has had a life-long ambition to become a vet. After gaining a wide variety of relevant work experience and working hard to secure her grades of A*AA in Biology, Chemistry and Geography, she will now move to Liverpool university to study Veterinary science.
  • Serena Church

    Serena Church

    Serena Church from Endon, Staffordshire came into the sixth form after going through the school from Year 7. An aspiring medic, and a well-respected member of our school community, she has now secured her place at Leeds University to study medicine after gaining AAA in Biology, Chemistry and maths
  • Peter Handy

    Peter Handy

    Peter Handy from Stone, Staffordshire, joined our sixth form after completing his GCSEs at Alleyne’s High School in Stone. He has been an incredible asset to our school, not least to our physics department and after achieving an incredible set results; AAAA in maths, Further Maths, Chemistry and Physics, he is off to Nottingham University to study physics.


Of our students achieved  English and mathematics GCSEs at grades 4 or greater (secure pass).


Of our students achieved English and mathematics GCSEs at grades 5 or greater (good pass).


Of all grades achieved at GCSE were grade 7 or higher.


Of our students achieved grade 7 or higher in 5 or more GCSE subjects.


Of our A2 students pass their courses, with 51% achieving A* to B grades, and 22% achieving A* or A grades.


St. Joseph’s College is delighted to have maintained its ‘Outstanding’ status at its most recent Ofsted inspection in 2014.