Academic Excellence

Sir John Deane’s has consistently topped league tables for outstanding results and is ranked amongst the highest achieving sixth form colleges in the country.

Specialist A level Provision

We provide specialist A level provision in more than 30 subjects and are committed to helping all our students achieve the highest possible grades, while making their two years at Sir John Deane’s among the most memorable.

Sir John Deane’s teachers are specialists in their subject areas and students benefit from their deep commitment to the subject as well as their knowledge and experience beyond the syllabus.

Our teachers  encourage, challenge and drive students to achieve excellence in all they do. Opportunities for extension work are built into all schemes of learning along with a range of clubs and societies to help them extend their knowledge and interest in specific subject areas.


University Destinations

Students are encouraged to progress to excellent universities, with many gaining places at prestigious Russell Group Universities, elite musical conservatoires and Oxford and Cambridge.

For those looking to start their careers or professional programmes immediately after completing A levels, a bespoke programme of advice and support is available. You can find our mote about our careers support via the link below.

Higher Education


Aspiring Apprenticeships

Many students are successful in starting their careers or professional programmes upon completing their A levels and are supported in securing higher level apprenticeships and degree apprenticeships at some of the UK’s top employers including Airbus, Bentley and Unilever.

A bespoke programme of support, advice and guidance from the College’s dedicated careers department is available to all students.

Career’s Support


Oxbridge & Medics Programmes

We have a longstanding relationship with Oxford and Cambridge, both of whom welcome applications from our students. The Oxbridge programme supports suitable applicants, offering thorough preparation and guidance at every stage. Students have been accepted to study a range of subjects including mathematics, medicine, veterinary science, biological science, chemistry, engineering, English literature, languages, history, philosophy and economics.

The College also runs a bespoke programme of support for aspiring medics, vets and dentists. Students are guided through every step of the application process with support including including rigorous interview preparation, scientific research projects, work placements, personal statement support and external UCAT and BMAT entrance tests.

Oxbridge & Medics Programmes


Academic Enrichment

We encourage students to enter regional and national competitions. The College has an enviable track record of success in a number of high profile challenges, including the prestigious Royal Society of Chemists Young Analyst Competition and Cambridge Chemistry Challenge.

Academic societies, including the Debate Society, Physics Society, History Society and Environmental Society are popular among students. Guest speakers across all academic areas inspire students and help them to understand how their studies relate to the wider world.