Welcome to Bishop Vaughan Catholic School
Thank you for your interest in Bishop Vaughan Sixth Form. We hope that you will be excited by what is available. Yet again we have developed our curriculum to add new courses to our already wide range of vocational and academic subjects. Please feel free to contact our school to find out more or to arrange a visit. You may also wish to speak to some of the Sixth Form students themselves who will no doubt be able to provide you with a good deal of useful and positive information.
Mrs E Pole, Acting Headteacher
With a Sixth Form of around 250 we are able to provide students with average class sizes of 15 students, which allows for greater individual guidance and direction. At Bishop Vaughan School, we aim for the highest standards possible and we are convinced that this can be achieved only in an environment where students feel secure and happy. Classes are usually much smaller and the atmosphere is friendly and relaxed. Students are expected to join in discussions about problem-solving and their own opinions and ideas take on a much greater importance. Students are expected to behave in a more mature and reasonable way and in turn are treated more like adults.
Students are allocated independent study time. This is used by many students to get much of their work done and to even get ahead with reading and other research. It’s not all work though – every student has an average of at least one free period per day which can be spent relaxing in the Sixth Form Common Room, working out in the Gym or sometimes helping out in their favourite subject areas. Sixth Form students are also free to leave the premises when they do not have timetabled lessons or study periods. Students have open access to the Sixth Form Study Centre and Library where they may work in peace and quiet or where they may make use of the computers. This year we are making further investment to expand the Sixth Form Study Centre so that students have improved facilities, including significantly more room and upgraded computers.
The pastoral support provided for all students is excellent and encourages them to achieve their full potential. This combines with an Enrichment Programme and a wide range of social events, many organised by an energetic Sixth Form Committee.
At our Sixth Form we do our utmost to channel students’ best skills and develop weaker ones in order to help them gain the best qualifications for the next stage in their careers, whether in Higher Education or the working environment. Much of this is achieved through structured programmes of Careers and Curriculum Enrichment as well as through a wide range of sporting and extra-curricular activities on offer. All of our students are encouraged to widen their interests by taking minority subjects (like modern language conversation, ICT skills etc.), by becoming involved in the community service programme (in local special schools, hospitals, old peoples’ homes etc.), or in assisting the Special Education department or in lower school games, drama etc.
How to apply
You can apply for courses at Bishop Vaughan Catholic School through UCAS Progress. Add courses to your favourites to apply to this provider.