Welcome to Beaufort Co-operative Academy
Beaufort Co-operative Academy is a rapidly improving Academy with a new way of thinking. As part of our Co-operative Academies Trust we are rightly proud of our Sixth Form and can offer amongst the best facilities in the area for students including our Sixth Form Centre with its extensive study facilities and specialist facilities in highly successful curriculum areas such as Physical Education, Art and Photography. Students in the Sixth Form play a crucial role in the life of the Academy and take advantage of the many extra-curricular opportunities that are on offer, both within the Academy and in the wider community.
Beaufort Co-operative Academy Sixth Form is an inclusive and comprehensive Sixth Form based on the school ethos of being open to all, seeking to unlock young adults' potential and to raise their aspirations for their futures. The Sixth Form is the pinnacle of students' education at the Academy and aims to prepare students for a productive and fulfilling future, whether this is first at University or directly into employment. The Sixth Form allows our students to complete their education at Beaufort and provides the opportunity for them to develop their talents and abillities in the widest sense and to support them in aspiring for a future with real prospects for personal development and advancement.
The Sixth Form provides a wide range of courses to meet the aspirations of all of our students who join the school at 11 and we welcome students from other schools in Gloucester and from Europe who join us for one or two years. Currently students choose from twenty four Level 3 (A Level or BTEC) courses and four Level 2 GCSE/BTEC courses. The Academy provides everyone who meets the entry criteria with a chance to study at Level 3.
There are over two hundred students in the Sixth Form with smaller than average class sizes. In Year 12 on average twelve students in each group and in Year 13 average class sizes of eight. This allows students to be fully supported in achieving their academic potential.
The Centre contains state of the art study facilities and teaching rooms. The Refectory Hall provides a venue for assemblies and visiting speakers as well as a cafeteria for Sixth Form students. The building is designed as an exclusive Sixth Form Centre - a Sixth Form building for Sixth Form students!
The Sixth Form is organised into 16 Tutor Groups (4 in each House). The group contains between 12-15 students from both Year 12 and 13. Tutors are responsible for monitoring the academic performance, attendance and punctuality of their tutees.
They are able to offer guidance and support to their students across their time in the Sixth Form. They write both university and employment references.
Sixth Form students are encouraged to continue to contribute to their Houses. There is an emphasis on them taking responsibility for organising House Competitions for younger students.
How to apply
If you want to apply for courses, you will need to contact Beaufort Co-operative Academy directly.