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Welcome to Bedford Academy


Thank you for considering Bedford Academy Sixth Form for your A Level or Vocational courses. This is an exciting time to be studying at Bedford Academy; we have an energetic, innovative and forward thinking school community that has high expectations of every student.

About us

This is a great time to be studying at Bedford Academy - we have embarked on an exciting journey, shaping the future. Our innovative spirit inspires what we do and how we do it, providing valuable educational benefits for students, parents and our community. Constantly improving what we do lies at the heart of what makes us different.

We educate, excite and inspire our students with a learning experience that you will find nowhere else; it is absolutely unique. Our superb refurbished facilities coupled with our new, dedicated staff enable us to deliver lessons that provide challenge, support and are closely attuned to individual needs. We are committed to giving all of our students the best learning experience possible and to improving their life chances.

We use our Science and Technology specialism to enable students to see the bigger picture; to connect them with their learning and the world around them. We are confident that the new, vibrant learning atmosphere we are creating has raised academic attainment, students’ enjoyment of learning and their level of skills. Bedford Academy is a place of learning that students want to attend and that parents put as first choice for their child.

At Bedford Academy we recognise the important part that parents and community play in a child’s education and we develop an active partnership to ensure that every child is nurtured to reach their full potential in a culture of ambition and respect, where no one gets left behind. We ensure our students can think for themselves and about others, can challenge themselves and make good judgements, can believe in themselves and recognise their capacity to realise their dreams. We know dreams are possible at Bedford Academy.

Additional support

Our relatively small size enables us to deliver personalised student support. You will be supported by our dedicated Sixth Form tutor team to secure best possible outcomes as well as to develop your character. We will develop your team working, leadership and independent working skills, ensuring you are ready to take the next step in your education or training. All students at Bedford Academy benefi t from an extensive range of enrichment activities as well as the highest quality advice and guidance. We are proud to deliver our outstanding curriculum in our unrivalled, brand new, state of the art facilities. Our teachers will ensure you make excellent use of new technologies to support your learning and prepare you for University, training or employment. Alongside higher volumes of teaching time, we will ensure you are inspired to achieve outstanding results.

Learner success

Bedford Academy consistently supports its Sixth Form students to secure outstanding outcomes. We are particularly proud of our most recent results, securing a 100% pass rate across all subjects for Year 13 and securing “outstanding” A Level student performance. In 2014 over 22% of A Level entries resulted in an A or A* and over 40% in a B grade or better. 96% of students secured 3 A*-E, with more students supported to take up places at University each year. In 2014 students started degree courses at a diverse mix of Universities including Cambridge, Queen Mary and Nottingham.

How to apply

If you want to apply for courses, you will need to contact Bedford Academy directly.

Last updated date: 31 July 2015
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