Beyond The Classroom

Our extra and super-curricular programme is constantly evolving to meet the needs of our students.

All of our Sixth Formers are offered a tailored programme of extra-curricular support to enable them to extend themselves both academically and personally, and to enhance their opportunities for successful applications to university and employment.

Oxbridge Mentoring Competitive Admissions Programme (in partnership with Blackheath High)

Our students have growing ambitions, and our Competitive Admissions programme supports these students with an application over the two years of their study at The John Roan Sixth Form.

Competition for places in Medicine, Veterinary Science and Dentistry alongside courses at Oxford and Cambridge University are extremely tough and the admissions process differs from other places. Students who aspire to study at these top universities or for the most competitive courses are supported with a programme of tailored mentoring and interview training to help prepare them for success. 

The John Roan Sixth Form Scholarship Programme

Generously supported by The John Roan Foundation.

Scholarships will be awarded in core A-Level subjects with a view to expanding this to include all subjects across BTEC and A-Level within the next two years. Each scholarship will total the value of £200 in the form of A-Level appropriate magazine subscriptions, event tickets and book tokens, all of which are intended to further enhance our students’ university applications, particularly to the Russell Group of Universities.


The EPQ is a level 3 qualification (worth half an A Level or 28 UCAS points)

It is an independent research project which is overseen by a supervisor, and which extends the skills required at and beyond A Level.  The EPQ is a key part of our academic offer as well as our Oxbridge and BTEC pathways at the John Roan Sixth Form. 

All students benefit from access to:

All students benefit from access to:

  • The John Roan Mentoring Programme

  • Gold Arts Award  (A Level 3 Qualification: worth 16 UCAS tariff points)

The Arts Award qualifications are designed to inspire learners to grow their arts and leadership talents. 

  • Core Maths (Equal to AS qualification)

Core Maths is an additional qualification which will help to develop your maths skills beyond GCSE, and also support other subjects that require maths skills but not A-level Maths, e.g. science.Core Maths involves the application of maths skills to real life problem solving. Required: GCSE Maths Grade 4-9

  • Student Leadership Programme & the opportunity to become School Captains

  • Duke of Edinburgh's Award - we have a dedicated D of E Coordinator click here to read more

  • National Citizen Service

  • Careers Guidance, 1:1 careers interviews, CV coaching & interview practice

  • UCAS & Personal Statement Coaching - weekly tutorials

  • Weekly sports & fitness activities 

  • Work experience & university visits

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