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 Progressed to: University of Lancaster 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. ”
Bradley AQUINAS Progressed to: University of Nottingham Course: A Levels Maths A*, Physics A* and Chemistry A*
“At Christ the King I discovered I was resilient. My teachers really pushed me to be my best, I am in their debt, thank you for believing in me.”
Rose AQUINAS Progressed to: The University of Warwick Course: A Level History A, Politics A, Sociology A*
“CTK was a great environment for me to learn in. 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.”
Owen AQUINAS Progressed to: Royal Holloway University Course: A Level Maths A, Psychology B and Biology A
“I would recommend coming to CTK as the level of support offered by the subject teachers is exceptionally good. The best thing about CTK is being part of the friendliest group of students I've ever met. I'm applying to Oxford to study Psychology. ”
Esosa AQUINAS Progressed to: De Montfort University Course: A Level Biology, Chemistry and Maths
“My form tutor at CTK was exceptionally supportive every day. I value the freedom and independence of controlling my own learning, staying motivated whilst also having fun. The and people and sense of community provide a great environment. I have enjoyed extra opportunities such as joining summer schools and widening participation programs and becoming a student governor. I received lots of help from the careers guidance counsellor to help me realise what I want to do after sixth form. ”