Vision & Ethos
CTK Aquinas – a special place to study
As an A-Level Catholic Sixth Form, CTK Aquinas has a distinctive ethos at its heart, helping to prepare you for the future in every way.
While you will be strongly encouraged to embrace the value of qualifications, hard work, effort and academic success, we know that you will need even more than this to be extraordinary and be the best you can be.
That’s why our mission is to ensure you leave us as rounded, thoughtful, caring and confident adults equipped with the skills and attitudes you need to be successful. You will also be ready to make a positive contribution to society.
We want you to have the qualities you need to be discerning and to thrive in the highly competitive world that awaits you.
Our character education programme, The CTK Graces, will help you to develop the traits and attributes of grit, respect, assurance, curiosity, endeavour and self-control.
Our tutorial and pastoral support systems ensure you will be nurtured and valued as an individual.
Underpinned by values of mutual respect and positive encouragement, CTK Aquinas will welcome you whatever your faith. You will take part in a learning programme in which you are invited to consider the personal, spiritual and moral issues you may face ahead.
This distinctive ethos was recognised by Ofsted in its most recent inspection, who noted: ‘The College fosters a spirit of generosity and love’.
Apply now to be part of our Sixth Form community.
- Trevor AQUINAS Course: A Level Business, ICT and English Language and Literature
“My tutors at CTK were fundamental in my academic success. They were always approachable and willing to go the extra mile. I enjoyed taking part in extracurricular activities, including leading the sixth form band and being Director of the Business Enterprise Group, Student Governor and Student Head of Hall. ”
- Justin AQUINAS Course: A Levels English Literature, Maths and Physics
“I really enjoy having access to a wide range of extra curricular activities and the student support services. My teachers have helped me with my UCAS application and the management of my work - I plan to go on to the University of Bristol or the University of Bath. I would recommend CTK due to the large support system that is available to the students. ”
- Jarius AQUINAS Course: A Level Psychology B, Sociology A, Geography
“I joined CTK Aquinas knowing that I wanted to study at a Russell Group university. I am currently studying a degree in BA Global Health and Social Medicine at King's College, London and I hope to proceed into doing a MSc Health & Development at the London School of Economics and Political Science. I would recommend CTK because the teachers are very supportive and will help you to reach your educational goals.”
- Rose AQUINAS Course: A Level History A, A Level Politics A Level Sociology
“I'm going on to the University of Warwick to study Politics and International Studies. CTK was a great environment for me to learn. I've really enjoyed the teaching, all my teachers have been encouraging and supportive. They put in the extra time to help with workshops and revision to ensure we did well.”
- Harrison AQUINAS Course: A Level Economics A, A Level Maths, A Level Further Maths
“What I enjoyed most about CTK was being able to meet other like-minded motivated people. CTK is a great environment to develop yourself, as you are surrounded by motivated peers and lectures who strive to get the most out of you. I achieved my grades and went on to study Maths at UCL.”