St Louis Grammar School
Ballymena
Promoting Excellence, Endeavour and Empowerment

Sixth Form

Mrs B McGreevy, Head of Sixth Form

Sixth Form at St. Louis Grammar School

 

St. Louis Grammar Sixth Form Centre is very well established and provides approximately 350 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 students form lasting friendships, contribute to the wider community and take part in a wide range of extra –curricular activities. 

 

Students can choose from an array of extra curricular activities including Soccer, Gaelic Football, Golf, Camogie, Netball, Hurling, Choir, Orchestra, Traditional Music and Enterprise clubs. All of these activities allow students to work as part of 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, Microsoft Certificate and the President’s Award.

 

For those Sixth Formers who enjoy travelling the Sixth Form provides students with the opportunity to take part in a number of school trips. Our Sixth Form Drama students recently enjoyed an excursion to London, while our French students enjoyed the sun in Nice.

 

 

There is also the opportunity in Sixth Form to actively contribute to the wider community. A group of Sixth Formers is annually taken to Romania to volunteer in hospitals and schools while many also take part in our annual Lourdes Pilgrimage and Lough Derg Pilgrimage.

 

Students within the Sixth Form can also develop leadership and organisational skills. The Sixth Form is led by our Head Boy, James McKeown, Head Girl, Gabrielle Carland and deputies. Under their direction all Upper Sixth students are senior prefects who are highly involved in the day to day running of the 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 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 tradition of the school.


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