Be prepared to strive at CTK Aquinas
You will be expected to work hard and strive for success at CTK Aquinas, but you’ll also become part of a thriving, diverse, caring and ambitious sixth form community.
Our comprehensive programme of enrichment activities will give you plenty of opportunities to hone your talents and keep your aspirations high.
You will attend academic conferences where you can hear from experts, including examiners, on your specialist subjects. You will receive extensive academic support outside of lessons, including subject specific workshops and help with revision and study skills sessions. You will also have access to an extensive range of wider learning opportunities.
Apply to the best universities
You will hear talks from graduates and undergraduates and attend the annual Careers Conference. Here, you can network with representatives from top universities and colleges in the UK. Find out what university destinations former students have gone to.
Other support includes tailored help with UCAS applications, and specialist support with Oxbridge and Medicine applications and interviews. You will also be automatically enrolled on our prestigious Scholarship Graduate Programme designed to help your UCAS application stand out from the crowd.
Set challenging career goals
You will benefit from comprehensive, up-to-date careers information, advice and guidance from qualified advisors, and help with arranging work experience.
Our annual Careers Conference gives you valuable opportunities to meet a range of professionals, choosing from more than 100 workshops and 90 exhibitors. These cover a huge range of careers from medicine to banking, engineering, entrepreneurship and many more.
You will have the chance to take part in exciting opportunities thanks to our business partnerships. These include a professional mentoring programme with the EY Foundation, a Barclays seminar on building resilience and assertiveness, and a talk hosted by the US Ambassador to the UK.
You can attend expert guest lectures, featuring corporate lawyers, barristers and executives from companies like HSBC, BP and BT.
Our Mentoring Succesfull Professionals Programme pairs students with professionals in their area of interest. Mentors have included:
- A Fellow of the Institute of Mathematics
- A subeditor at The Times
- An associate project manager at Transport for London
- A civil servant at the Foreign Office
- An investment lawyer
- A research scientist at Imperial College London.
Life at CTK Aquinas is not just about academic achievement, it is also an opportunity for you to discover and develop your interests, aptitudes and talents. From debating to dance, filmmaking to music, you will have many chances to get involved.
You can contribute to the in-house magazine or be elected on to the Student Council or Governing Body. The Student Council runs events throughout the year, including the Leavers’ Prom, Talent Showcase and charity fundraising events.
You will also take part in fantastic field trips and expeditions, which could include locations such as Kenya, Alaska and the Tien Shan Mountains, as well as retreats and pilgrimages.
Sport at CTK Aquinas
If you enjoy sport, you will love the varied and challenging range of activities at CTK Aquinas. They include:
- Weight training
- Fitness training
You can take part in inter-collegial sports tournaments. Many of our students have competed at county and national level, in teams and individually. We regularly host visits by accomplished athletes.
At our annual sports day, students from all three Christ The King Sixth Forms come together for a great day of activities.
Are you ready to join our ambitious and aspirational student community at CTK Aquinas?
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. ”