Christ The King Sixth Form College

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Christ The King Sixth Form College

Name Christ The King Sixth Form College
Ofsted Inspections
Address Belmont Grove, Lewisham, London, SE13 5GE
Phone Number 02082979433
Type Sixth Form College
Age Range 16-99
Religious Character Roman Catholic
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils Unknown
Local Authority Lewisham
Catchment Area Indicator Available No
Last Distance Offered Available No
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Information about the provider

Christ the King (CTK) is a Catholic sixth form college situated in Lewisham, south London, with an additional site at Brockley and a third site at Sidcup, in the London Borough of Bexley. The college’s provision is for 16 to 19 study programmes, mostly at level 3, and includes vocational diplomas and certificates in a wide range of subjects.

The college also offers a smaller amount of provision at levels 1 and 2. Learners are recruited from over 200 schools in London. Many of these schools have their own sixth form provision.

However, their entry criteria exclude most learners who study at CTK. Consequently, learners begin their studies with much lower grades at GCSE than their peers at more selective sixth form colleges. Lewisham is one of the most socially deprived local authorities in the country.

Most learners are of black and minority ethnic heritage and a significant proportion come from disadvantaged backgrounds. Learners have many faiths and none. Just under half of all learners are Catholic.

Summary of key findings

This is a good provider Governors, leaders and staff at all levels have high ambitions for learners, and raise successfully learners’ expectations. A very high proportion of learners on A-level programmes achieve three A-level qualifications and progress onto higher education. The proportion of learners who achieve a GCSE A* to C grade in English is very high.

Most teachers ensure that lessons are lively, engaging and fun. Teachers’ passion for their subject motivates learners to work hard and succeed. Learners develop good skills in oracy, debating and persuasive argument.

As a result of their studies, learners are articulate, socially confident and very well prepared to take their place at the highest levels of business and academia. Learners benefit from the many opportunities available to them to develop good personal and social skills through undertaking charitable work, volunteering and peer mentoring. Managers and staff prepare learners exceptionally well for life in a cosmopolitan society.

Learners develop a strong social and moral conscience, and have a good understanding of the individual dignity and value of human life. Learners benefit from exceptionally good personal help that enables them to overcome the multiple barriers to learning that many face. Learners receive very good help with their studies from teachers, library staff, learning support assistants and mentors.

High-quality careers guidance ensures that learners make well-informed decisions about their future careers. Although the majority of learners achieve the grades expected of them, not enough learners achieve high-grade passes in A-level subjects, particularly in science and mathematics. The proportion of learners who achieve a GCSE A* to C grade in mathematics is low.