We pride ourselves in placing the students on the correct courses.  Our retention rate (the percentage of students starting their A levels who complete with us) is consistently higher than the national average than the national average and is testament to the effectiveness of our induction processes.



We hope this encourages students to apply themselves fully from day one of Year 11 to achieve the grades they need to continue with us in our very successful Sixth Form. Students can pursue purely academic A-levels, L3 vocational qualifications, or a mixture of the two.

  • Students who have not attained Level 4 in GCSE English or Maths will be supported to improve their grade.
  • Finally it is unusual for us to accept any student with an attendance record of lower than 95% in Y11 or who has not demonstrated a strong work ethic or good behaviour.

The recruitment programme includes:

Mid-October Open Evening – an opportunity to look around the Sixth Form and meet subject staff and students
late-October Taster Day to experience Sixth Form lessons
Early-November Interview with the Sixth Form Team
January/February Interview with the Sixth Form Team (2nd round)
March Interview with the Sixth Form Team (3rd round) & conditional offers made
Early July Prospective Sixth Form students attend our transition programme aimed at bridging the considerable gap between GCSE and A-level work
August GCSE results day – students are invited to enrol to formalise their options


Students from other schools are welcome to apply and will follow the same recruitment process as students from JMHS. Educational references will be obtained before confirmation of a place.

Prospective students are welcome to attend the Sixth Form at any time. Please contact our Head of Sixth Form on 01531 631012 x370 or by email:  mark.hawksworth@jmhs.hereford.sch.uk to arrange a mutually convenient time.