CTK St Mary’s – a sixth form centre for A Level and BTEC excellence
Located in leafy Sidcup, on the Kent border, CTK St Mary’s is a high performing sixth form centre of excellence.
If you are looking for an aspirational place to study, where you can choose from 30 different A Level and BTEC subjects, then CTK St Mary’s is for you.
Whether you study A-Levels, BTECs, or a combination of both, you will benefit from excellent teaching, tailored to meet your needs.
You can expect high quality, specialised teaching and a huge range of enrichment activities to support your learning.
Work hard and aim for the best university places
You will be encouraged to work hard and aim high, joining former A-Level and BTEC students who have gone on to study at leading institutions, including Russell Group universities.
You will be supported along the way with caring pastoral staff who will support and stretch you to achieve what you are truly capable of. There is extensive support on offer to help you progress to the best universities – including our specialist Graduate Programmes designed for your choice of subject and ability.
CTK St Mary’s is part of Christ the King Sixth Forms, a group of highly successful sixth forms in South East London and Kent.
Find out what you could study at CTK Mary’s on our courses page.
Why study at CTK St Mary’s?
You will feel inspired, talented and excited about your future at CTK St Mary’s.
Learning alongside likeminded, ambitious and hard-working students, you will benefit from high quality teaching in a warm, friendly sixth form setting. CTK St Mary’s has a lovely open feel, combined with a small sixth form environment where all the students know each other.
You will be nurtured and driven to develop the mindset, personal qualities, attributes and connections you need to be successful and happy in life. When you leave St Mary’s, you’ll feel that you have the confidence and ability to progress to university and pursue your dream career.
You will enjoy:
- A wide range of A-Levels and BTEC courses to choose from.
- Specialised teaching from experts in their field.
- A range of Graduate Programmes tailored to your needs.
- A small, welcoming sixth-form environment where the staff know every student.
- Extensive enrichment and sporting opportunities.
- State-of-the-art facilities.
- Excellent transport links and a fantastic location in Sidcup.
To read more about what makes CTK St Mary’s so special, download our prospectus.
Should I study A-Levels or BTECs?
There is no one size fits all when it comes to your career and your future. That is why you can choose between a wide range of A-Level and BTEC courses at CTK St Mary’s. Whichever route you choose, you will be aiming to study at some of the UK’s top universities.
If you really enjoyed your GCSEs and would like to continue with the range of more traditional subjects you’ve been studying, A-Levels could be a good choice for you. A-Levels are still essential for certain career routes and still required by some universities, such as Oxford and Cambridge. With A-Levels, you choose up to four different subjects, meaning that you keep yourself open to a wide range of career routes and have a wider range of subjects to choose from at university.
If you want to specialise in a single subject that you really enjoy, BTECs are a great route. When you successfully achieve your level 3 BTEC qualifications, you will achieve UCAS points in the same way as A Levels, ensuring you have lots of university options to choose from. Almost 90% of BTEC students at Christ the King Sixth Forms go on to universities, including prestigious Russell Group institutions. Find out which university destinations our former students have gone to.
- Dwayne ST MARY'SCourse: A Level History, Spanish, Maths
“I'm aiming to study Computer Science at the University of Sheffield. At CTK all students are equally as motivated to do well, it's a good environment to be in. Teachers really try their hardest to make sure that their students achieve what they are capable of and ensure you get the best grades possible.”
- Ella Mae ST MARY'SGrades achieved: A A B ACourse: A Level Law Level Psychology A Level Sociology Extended Project
“What I enjoyed about CTK was meeting students from different backgrounds and sharing a desire to succeed. As an Advanced Graduate Programme student, I was given the motivation and confidence to work to the best of my ability. ”
- SamadST MARY'SCourse: A Level Media, English Literature and Language and French
“I have really enjoyed my course trips. Also, knowing that everyone else is starting Sixth Form at the same time as you, makes meeting new people and fitting in a lot easier and fun. My teachers have helped me overcome my fear of interacting during class discussions. They encouraged me to participate by giving presentations to the whole class, which boosted my confidence. Teachers will motivate you to achieve the best of your ability.”
- OluwafoluhanmiST MARY'SCourse: A Level Biology, Chemistry and PE
“Although studying A Levels can be challenging, my teachers make my lessons enjoyable and easier to understand. The teachers at CTK are really friendly and are more than happy to help. I hope to go on to study Physiotherapy at University.”
- AliceST MARY'SGrades achieved: D*D*D* Course: BTEC Sport and Exercise Science Level 3
“I'm going to St Mary's University, Twickenham to study Sport Science. My BTEC course was unique. The pastoral support at CTK was excellent and the extra support from teachers helped me stay on track. I would recommend CTK because of the support that staff give students”