WELCOME TO SIXTH FORM

Thank you for considering The Math for your A Level study. When applying to us you are making a commitment, not just to complete your classwork and homework, but to fully embrace an approach to the study of A Levels as your full-time job. We promote and require an ‘academic working week’, because students exceeding their target grades are statistically proven to engage in 15 – 22 hours of study outside of lessons per week as a minimum. Like any ‘job’ some weeks will require more or less of your time, but the principle remains, with the use of deliberate focussed practice being a key to success for those who excel.

You can expect engaging lessons taught by some of the very best teachers in Kent within a calm, productive, and caring environment. Our facilities are second-to-none with a study centre that comfortably accommodates over 100 post-16 students with the cafe-style servery; a popular feature. Our students recognise their responsibility to make appropriate decisions about how they maximise the time afforded to them outside of lessons.

Alongside their A Level study, students engage in a multitude of bespoke enrichment activities and support programmes. For example, students applying to Medical courses, Oxford or Cambridge University, or the USA access extensive personalised tutoring. We are one of Kent’s largest Duke of Edinburgh centres with many students completing the prestigious Gold Award each year. In addition, students can apply to undertake one of our many leadership opportunities with the School Prefect body or House system.

Life in our Sixth Form is as close as you will get to being on campus at a university, with many study locations and a vast array of extra-curricular activities such as Rugby, Hockey, Netball, Cricket, Drama, and Music Academy. In our Academies, students are provided coaching and guidance from internationally recognised staff whilst accessing superb resources such as the astro-turf pitch, swimming pool, fully equipped gym, and modern music and drama facilities.

Applying to us is not just an academic decision; it is a life decision, and we recognise our role within your journey.  We are proud to support all our students towards their dreams and aspirations whilst ensuring they leave The Math equally well-rounded, academically qualified, and highly employable.

To contact the Sixth Form Team please email: sixthform@sjwms.org.uk

If you wish to report your child’s absence please call 01634 844008 and select option 2 (for Sixth Form absences) or email the sixth form team on the email address above.

MESSAGE FROM THE HEADTEACHER

I am very pleased that you are considering Sir Joseph Williamson’s Mathematical School for your sixth form education. When you embark upon sixth form study, you begin an exciting but demanding journey, a journey on which we would be honoured to join you.

In order to succeed in an increasingly complex and competitive world, young people need academic qualifications of the highest order, as well as a strongly developed sense of resilience, resourcefulness, and flexibility. However, although your academic progress is of the utmost importance, we at the Math believe that education is about more than gaining qualifications: it’s about building a better future for yourself and your community.

We want our sixth formers to go on to become confident, successful and happy members of society as well as leaders in their chosen fields. I hope that after reading this prospectus, you will have a better idea as to why we take such enormous pride in our establishment.

Mr E Hodges | Headteacher