The New Sixth

The New Sixth

The New Sixth is an exciting collaboration between St Mark’s Church of England School and St Gregory’s Catholic Sixth Form College, funded and supported by Bath and North East Somerset Council.

With £2.8m capital funding we provide a learning environment of the highest quality, including a dedicated learning resource centre for sixth form study. All sixth form courses take place at St Gregory’s, making full use of existing facilities, with expert tuition from teachers of St Mark’s and St Gregory’s.

The New Sixth opened its doors for the first cohort of students in September 2013 providing a unique post-16 experience in the state sector in Bath and North East Somerset: a high-quality sixth form education with outstanding pastoral support and a wide range of enrichment activities, inspired by our Christian values. For us, this means that each student is uniquely gifted and is supported in his or her sixth form programme in the best traditions of both schools.

We build on the outstanding academic tradition of our schools to inspire our students towards the best possible outcomes, enabling them to continue their journey in the educational or employment setting of their choice. Just as important to us, however, are the values our students learn while they are with us and take into the wider world. We want to develop future leaders who will take their place in society as well-rounded, caring and principled citizens.

You are very welcome to attend one of our Open Evenings or alternatively make an appointment to discover what life as a New Sixth student will be like. We are committed to providing outstanding personalised support, both in and outside of the classroom. We will always provide a caring supportive environment and all individuals will be warmly welcomed into the student body.


All students in their final year at St Marks have an automatic place in The New Sixth, provided they meet the entry requirements for a full-time programme of study. We also have places for external students who may wish to experience a new type of Sixth Form provision and who meet the requirements for a full-time course of study. For more information, visit The New Sixth website.

Courses Available

The majority of students will study four AS Level subjects in Year 12 and continue with three A2 subjects in Year 13.

The New Sixth offers 26 A Level courses from which you can select those which will provide you with the right personal challenges. Our personalised approach also extends to those who have not yet reached the entry requirements for Level 3 courses and need an additional year to achieve their ambition.

This will include concentrated study at GSCE and a range of Level 2 BTECs. This will enable students to progress onto Level 3 courses at The New Sixth or to begin or continue Level 2/3 courses at other schools, colleges or training providers.

Please find helpful information via these links to The New Sixth website

About The New Sixth

The New Sixth Prospectus