Welcome to Bridgewater High School
Appleton College is about success. As part of this, we believe you deserve an education that broadens your experience and prepares you for the challenges of an increasingly competitive world.
As an Appleton College student, you will need the best possible qualifications available. Many of you will join us with outstanding results at KS4 and it is for us to build on this progress and ensure that at the end of KS5 you reach your full academic potential.
Experience tells us this will only happen where academic rigour is balanced with outstanding care and guidance in the context of an enriched educational experience. We believe we offer this and can provide you with the opportunity to thrive.
Therefore, if you want to further your studies in an environment that is small enough to cater for individual need, but ambitious enough to demand the best, Appleton College is uniquely placed to support your in the next stage of your studies.
Tim Long BA (Oxon), MA, Ed, PGCE, NPQH
Appleton College is all about success. As part of this, we believe our students deserve an education that broadens their experience and prepares them for the challenges of an increasingly competitive world. Students at Appleton College will need the best possible qualifications available. Many of our students join us with outstanding results gained in Year 11. We build on these results and ensure that the academic potential of every student is met. Students who attend the College benefit from the great advantage of having teachers who know them and know how to get the best from them. We challenge students academically and provide them with powerful support.
The Sixth Form experience is rightly described as the best that education has to offer. A greater freedom, combined with the study of subjects that you genuinely enjoy, in smaller classes supported by more mature relationships with teachers and tutors, all make for an exceptionally fulfilling and rewarding experience.
To have the opportunity to do all this at a place as lively and as aspirational as Appleton College is to make that experience unforgettable. The Sixth Form years are very much a gateway to university and beyond - a time too for individuals to equip themselves with vital life skills, balancing independence and responsibility alongside the need to prioritise effectively to meet deadlines and other expectations. The vibrant nature of Appleton College means that as well as academic opportunities to rival the best in the country, a whole range of other exciting and enriching ones exist too. There's sport, music, art, drama, tours, trips and visits and clubs.
At this stage of your education you will also value the high level of pastoral and academic support available at Appleton College Sixth Form. Whether by ensuring the smooth transition from Year 11 to the Sixth Form, by managing the shift towards a more independent style of working, or in making use of the extensive university and careers advice available, Appleton College provides an environmentin which Sixth Formers feel supported and empowered to reach their full potential.
So, welcome to the Appleton College Sixth Form. We hope that you are able to discover a little more about what makes the Sixth Form here unique.
Head of Sixth Form
Appleton College is a distinct but well integrated part of Bridgewater High School. There are around 200 students in the Sixth Form who access their own common room, café, study area and ICT suite. We have a large dedicated sixth form study area and have recently refurbished the common room to provide another work area and more informal seating. Students and parents are normally impressed with the sixth form facilities.
Every Sixth Former at Appleton College is a member of a Tutor Group, made up of around 15 members of each Sixth Form year group. Your tutor will meet with you on an individual basis every two weeks in order to track your progress and offer individual support.
Your tutor will become a pivotal person in your experience at Appleton College: someone who will take a particular interest in your academic and pastroal development, providing a point of contact between school and home and offering enormous support and encouragement should you experience difficulties.
Each year students at Appleton College consistently achieve excellent results and 2016 was no exception. In fact, this year we had our best ever results.
- 100% pass rate in 21/25 subjects
- 99.2% A Level pass rate
- 50% top grades A*-B
- 70% high grades A*-C
100% of students who applied to university gained a place with 90% gaining entry to their first choice university. 55% of students gained entry to a leading Russell Group university and over the past two years 5 students have gained a place at Oxford or Cambridge. As with previous years, students gained places in a wide range of degree courses which include: pharmacy, optometry, engineering, law, natural sciences, business, psychology and accountancy.
How to apply
If you want to apply for courses, you will need to contact Bridgewater High School directly.