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Welcome to Chipping Sodbury School


We are pleased to introduce Cotswold Edge, a collaboration of the three sixth forms of Brimsham Green School, Chipping Sodbury School and Yate International Academy. Cotswold Edge enables our young people to study locally, promoting a culture of educational achievement and aspiration throughout the Yate and Chipping Sodbury area.

Collaboratively we offer a wider curriculum, leading to vibrant and relevant opportunities for our students. Together we offer a superb mix of academic and vocational qualifications, enabling students to select the courses which meet their needs and interests.

Our collective sixth form provision ensures a truly personalised programme of support so that all young people can achieve their very best, in an environment where aspirations are high, levels of care, support and guidance are second to none and where excellence thrives.

We ensure our sixth formers have access to some of the best facilities in the area. In addition, students benefit from first-rate teaching and learning and from close working relationships with teachers and tutors who know them very well.

Three successful schools, working together: we look forward to welcoming you to Cotswold Edge.

About us

Cotswold Edge Sixth Form is an exciting place to learn. Our joint collaboration enables us to offer an extensive Level 3 provision including a wide variety of AS and A2 courses, together with a number of vocational courses. We also offer a range of Level 2 courses (the equivalent of GCSE), many of which include elements of Work Experience. Cotswold Edge Sixth Form promotes independence and success through excellent teaching and close relationships with teachers and tutors. We aim to motivate all students to achieve to the best of their potential whilst having fun along the way.

During your time in the sixth form, you will be encouraged to participate in many opportunities and experiences beyond your academic curriculum. Many of these opportunities can result in qualifications, though all of them are designed to broaden your view of the world and your place in it.

For example, the Extended Project (EPQ) can be taken as a free-standing qualification, the equivalent of Level 3: AS Level. The Extended Project may explore an area of personal interest or activity outside the main programme of study. It is a fantastic opportunity for students to pursue extended independent work and they will be invited to apply for it.

We offer students the opportunity to participate in a wide variety of visits designed to expand global awareness and encourage you to develop as international citizens. Foreign opportunities include visits to Uganda, Goa, New York, Morocco and many more. Subject based trips, such as Geography field trips are also a feature of the collaboration.

Close links with the local universities allow our students access to a wide range of opportunities such as Access to Bristol, Sutton Trust and summer schools. Our students are also encouraged to engage with the wider community through volunteering and fundraising, including work with primary schools and senior citizens.

Many of our students go on to study further at university or on apprenticeships. Students are guided through the application processes through assemblies, visiting speakers and tutor times. In addition, students considering an Oxbridge application are able to access extra advice on the earlier application process. All students applying for university are offered a mock interview to prepare them for the process. Our sixth form teams have close links to local apprenticeship companies such as Air Bus and Rolls Royce.

Additional support

Our sophisticated pastoral system, divided between the three campuses, enables us to offer highly personalised support and assistance.

How to apply

If you want to apply for courses, you will need to contact Chipping Sodbury School directly.

Last updated date: 01 September 2016

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