St Louis Grammar School
Ballymena
Promoting Excellence, Endeavour and Empowerment

Sixth Form

Mrs B McGreevy, Head of Sixth Form

St Louis Grammar School warmly welcomes you to Sixth Form!

St Louis Grammar Sixth Form Centre is very well established and provides approximately 332 students with the opportunity to choose from a range of 30 subjects. Students are taught by highly skilled, experienced and dedicated teachers and the expertise in the provision of Sixth Form is

reflected in the consistently high results achieved.

 

The Sixth Form experience at St Louis allows pupils to attain academic excellence and much more. Students are provided with the opportunity to work in a friendly, comfortable environment where they will form lasting friendships, contribute to the wider community and take part in a wide range of extracurricular activities.

 

Students can choose from an array of extracurricular activities including; Gaelic Football, Soccer, Golf, Camogie, Ladies Gaelic, Hurling, Choir, Orchestra, Traditional Music and Debate Society. All of these activities allow students to work as a team and integrate with other members of the year group. Pupils can also add to their academic portfolio by gaining additional qualifications and awards such as First Aid, iDea Digital Leader Award and the President’s Award. There are also opportunities to travel,

with a cross-curricular trip for the Drama, Music, Government and Politics, Geography and Economics departments running annually to London.

 

There is also the opportunity in Sixth Form to actively contribute to the wider community. Every year a significant number of Year 13 pupils become a member of Friends for Romania, fundraising and travelling to the country in February and July to volunteer and provide aid to centres, home and schools. In 2020, pupils and staff travelled to Ghana for a two week trip, meeting with our partner school and, again, providing aid and financial assistance. There is also an annual pilgrimage to Lough Derg in the summer term. And, closer to home, ‘Action for the Homeless’ offers Year 13 students the opportunity to engage in a variety of social outreach opportunities to provide financial and practical help to aid the homeless in Northern Ireland.

 

Students within the Sixth Form can also develop leadership and organisational skills. The Sixth Form is led by our Head Boy, Declan McMahon, Head Girl, Maeve Henry and deputies. Under their direction all Upper Sixth students are senior prefects who are highly involved in the day to day running of Sixth Form. These students are empowered to make decisions regarding Sixth Form life. Our Formal Committee is responsible for the organisation of the social event of the year – the school formal. To mark the end of an era a committee of students is also responsible for the administration of the Sixth Form Yearbook. The life of a Sixth Form student in St Louis is rich, busy and fulfilling.

 

The Sixth Form students are given the best possible opportunity to succeed in their chosen career or profession and this is due to excellent Careers provision within the school. Students within the Sixth Form take part in mock interviews, enjoy university visits, engage in work experience and are given continual careers guidance and advice.

 

The Sixth Form experience at St Louis Grammar is one which is treasured by those who experience it. The confident and articulate Sixth Formers who bid a fond farewell to St Louis are testament to the dedication of the staff and the strong tradition of excellence within the school.


 

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