Welcome to the Sixth Form

Welcome to the Sixth Form

Sixth Form Open Evening for 2024 entry

Thursday 12 October 2023


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Our prospectus and leaflets for 2024 entry will be available from 15 October.

A very warm welcome to St Bede’s Sixth Form.

In our sixth form we have a proud track record of providing a post 16 education that will help you flourish academically, socially and personally. The secret of our success is having highly experienced and successful teachers, who build on the knowledge of all our students as individuals and are committed to excellence. The team of Ofsted inspectors that visited the sixth form in March 2023, recognised the high standards that we have here as well as how well students achieve at the end of their studies.

"Students in the sixth form appreciate the way that
the guidance they receive from staff is tailored
to their needs and experiences. This includes an
excellent package of careers advice and support with
their post-16 options.”

Ofsted Inspection, March 2023

An area of the sixth form which we pride ourselves on is our impressive guidance, which occurs across the full two years. Our team of expert tutors are keen to prepare you for the next stage of your education, whether that is university, an apprenticeship or work. The application process for university (UCAS) and degree apprenticeships can be rigorous, but we will guide you through it step by step, so you have the best possible chance of achieving your goal.

Year on year the vast majority of students obtain their first choice university place. If you are one of our many students aiming for a top university, we offer a devoted programme of visits and extra classes, together with enrichment activities and exclusive preparation for early entry candidates. We are confident that these will give you the best possible chance of success.

As our eldest son has just received his fantastic A Level results and is about to embark on his next step at his chosen university and our younger son has just received his excellent GCSE results and is planning to continue at St Bede's Sixth Form, we wanted to say a huge thank you to you and your amazing team at St Bede’s for all the incredible hard work and dedication over the years and especially in the last 18 months. We are all very proud to be part of the St Bede’s community and the boys, both with such different characters, have both flourished there."

(Parent of Year 11 and 13 students)

To support students who are keen to undertake an apprenticeship we invite our specialist careers provider, Innervate in to explain and demystify the timings, various routes and application process. This is then supported by employer talks such as PwC, Schroders and Investment20/20.

For us to work together to achieve all your goals, we ask that you attend regularly and take responsibility for developing your skills and talents with determination. Throughout your studies, we are dedicated to tracking your progress and promise to inform you and your parents on how well you are doing.

There is an extremely varied programme of enrichment activities available to you, designed to enhance your life outside of the classroom. Whatever your talents and interests, St Bede’s Sixth Form will have something for you.

"Students in the sixth form regularly support with
activities in the lower school and are involved
in helping pupils with their reading and working
alongside form tutors to provide mentoring."

Ofsted Inspection, March 2023

With RAG Week, an active student council, music groups, sporting opportunities and a more adult relationship with your teachers, St Bede’s Sixth Form really does feel different - the standards here are hard to beat! 

Adam Powell, Headteacher

Who joins our Sixth Form?

The great majority of our own students from Year 11 continue to study with us in the sixth form, where they are joined by students from all local schools (and some further away). Any student who is qualified for the courses we offer is welcome to be a sixth former at St Bede's. We do expect that you will play your part within this inclusive and friendly Christian community - but we respect and value everyone's own journey in faith and understanding - you certainly do not need to be a Christian or a church-goer to be a full member of our community.

Our documents below 'Celebrating St Bede's Sixth Form 2023-24', and 'Sixth Form Prospectus 2023 entry' (our 2024 prospectus will be available from 12 October) will give you an overview of what is on offer here at St Bede's.

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Sixth Form prospectus for 2023 entry 14th Oct 2022 Download
Celebrating the St Bede's Sixth Form 2023-24 21st Sep 2023 Download
Theme of the Week
“Even when you saw this, you did not later change your minds and believe him.”
Matthew 21: 28-32
Weekly value: Service