Welcome to Blue Coat Church of England School and Music College
Our application deadline is 1 May 2016
To study A Levels all students are required to gain 5 A*-C including English and Maths at GCSE. Some subjects have additional entry criteria as listed in this prospectus and the admissions policy.
To study BTEC National Diploma course students are required to gain 5 A*-C or equivalent.
AN INTRODUCTION BY JOHN MILLER – HEAD OF SIXTH FORM
Blue Coat Sixth Form is a wonderfully talented, diverse and welcoming environment. Seeing how capable some of our students are can be quite humbling, be it with the quality of art work on display at an exhibition or seeing the level of calculus being solved in the common room. We strive hard to ensure the best possible access to universities, providing additional support for the most competitive courses where necessary.
“Teaching, pastoral and academic support prepares students well for examinations. Consequently, the vast majority of students gain the qualifications they pursue.” (Ofsted, 2010)
We have a strong focus on academic work; but also seek to develop you in other ways. There is an active Sixth Form Council, opportunities to be involved in music, the arts or running a company. You can take part in sports, mentoring, prefecting, leading youth groups, leading worship, hospital visiting and reading at primary schools.
Sixth Form is about helping students develop into young adults ready for the next life stage. That is my primary passion in teaching and one that I’m delighted to be part of as Head of Sixth Form at Blue Coat Church of England School and Music College.
Sixth Form is a pivotal time in your education. For the first time you get to choose your own curriculum and destination. In the short space of two years, a journey takes place from GCSEs to going to university, the work place or an apprenticeship.
The most common destination for Blue Coat Sixth Formers is university and last year over 140 students gained places at university. This year the national decline in application numbers has not been seen with over 130 applications being sent by the deadline. At the time of writing in January just over 100 students have received an offer for 2014 entry including 40 with a full set of replies. Furthermore, a student has received a offer to study medicine and three for Cambridge. We are deeply committed to ensuring students have equality of access to all courses at all universities, providing additional support and guidance such as a mock physiotherapy interview or BMAT preparation.
Worship is central to the spiritual life of the Sixth Form. We meet together for communions on a termly basis, where students of all faiths are able to stand together in a collective act of worship, partaking as they feel fit.
Whether you’ve got a chosen career in mind or still have no idea, Blue Coat is a place where you can build on your existing skills, learn new ones and prepare for adult life in many different ways.
We look forward to meeting you.
Blue Coat is a specialist Music College. It also has the only Church of England Sixth Form in Coventry and Warwickshire. These two facts mean we have a musical and spiritual ethos.
We have a common room with its own catering and a learning resource centre is attached to the Sixth Form block.
Students with a statement of special educational need naming the school are admitted before all other applicants. Such students receive additional support as named in the statement. Examination access arrangements are also applied subject to the school being notified at the time of admission.
All students are assigned to a tutor, and mentoring is scheduled to take place at regular intervals.
Report grades are shared with students and parents five times each year.
For details of our attainment rates and other information such as absences, click on the ‘DCSF' link at the right hand side of this page. This opens a new pop-up window to the DCSF website.
How to apply
If you want to apply for courses, you will need to contact Blue Coat Church of England School and Music College directly.