Welcome to The Burgate School and Sixth Fom centre
We are delighted that you are considering The Burgate Sixth Form for your further education.
Our sixth form is renowned locally and in the wider community as a centre of excellence and has never been more popular. We are proud to be the choice of college for over forty-five per cent of our students that attend from outside our catchment area, many of whom use our bespoke travel arrangements.
We expect all students to work hard and take responsibility for their own learning. You will be offered new challenges and opportunities to extend and enrich your experience as you bridge the gap between college and your chosen course in higher education or the world of employment.
Our recent results have consistently placed us as one of the top state schools with a sixth form in Hampshire. This is because of the positive atmosphere we cultivate within the college, where students settle quickly, are well known to the staff and are enabled to thrive in small, focussed teaching groups.
We hope that you will be impressed by what we have to offer you and that you will want to share in this success as a student in The Burgate Sixth Form.
The friendly, dynamic approach adopted by the pastoral team ensures the continuation of a unique care system where each student is treated as an individual. Time is taken to ensure all students are welcomed and quickly integrated into our harmonious community. Respect and tolerance are bywords in our college where students feel secure and happy.
We cultivate a work ethic that will enable you to complete your studies successfully and fulfil your individual potential. To this end, we will take particular care over the combination of subjects and the specific courses you choose and will monitor your progress very carefully. This attention to detail contributes to the excellent record our students have of gaining their first choice places at university.
Our students are engaged in an inspirational academic learning culture that encourages independent thinking and freedom of expression.
Lectures, lessons and tutorials are carefully structured to create an engaging environment in which students have the confidence to develop their thinking skills.
You will be encouraged to explore your chosen subjects in depth and will be offered the opportunity to undertake the Extended Project Qualification to supplement your studies if you wish.
Our teachers are highly qualified specialists who are committed to providing the best quality lessons with clearly defined learning outcomes.
We attach great importance to the development of a wide variety of stimulating teaching strategies. In this way we seek to equip all of our students with the skills they need to learn independently and adapt to change so that they will have the flexibility and confidence they need to meet the demands of the twenty-first century.
We are an inclusive sixth form which aims to meet the needs of all learners. Students with SEND in the sixth form at Burgate are supported in a number of ways. The SENCO liaises closely with previous schools to gather all relevant information and data. Students who may have additional needs are encouraged to discuss these with staff.
Staff are informed of all identified SEND students and teachers differentiate lessons according to the individual needs of students. Students write their own Learning Plans in order to effectively communicate their preferred learning styles to staff.
We assess all SEND students so that we have up to date evidence with which to apply to exam boards for exam access arrangements. This could include extra time in exams, use of a reader, scribe or word processor, or other special provisions designed to give students a fair chance to fulfil their academic potential.
We also have a specialist teacher in dyslexia in the SEND department who is available to help and advise students with literacy issues and exam techniques.
The sixth form is an accessible site for students who use wheelchairs.
How to apply
If you want to apply for courses, you will need to contact The Burgate School and Sixth Fom centre directly.