Specialist A level Provision
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.
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.
All our 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.
Students are encouraged to progress to excellent universities, with many gaining places at prestigious Russell Group Universities and conservatoires, 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.
Gifted & Talented
Bright, highly engaged and ambitious students choose to advance their studies at Sir John Deane’s. We encourage, challenge and drive them 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.
We have a longstanding relationship with Oxford and Cambridge, both of whom welcome applications from our students. The Oxbridge process 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.
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 Debating Society, Physics Society, History Society and Computer Programming Team 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.
Our annual awards evenings are the perfect way to celebrate the achievements of our students and are an important part of College life.
The events for Year 12 and Year 13 students acknowledge the unique partnership between students, parents and colleagues that makes Sir John Deane’s so special.