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Welcome to The Bishop Wand Church of England School


Our growing Sixth Form community is going from strength to strength; excellent results in 2016 enabled 78% of our students to take up places at universities to study a range of subjects including Human, Social and Political Sciences at the prestigious Cambridge University.

Here at The Bishop Wand Sixth Form each student is a ‘somebody’. We care about the progress they make and are serious about their future. The positive relationships that are fostered between students and their teachers is an important factor in the success that many experience. I am continually impressed by the quality of teaching in the Sixth Form and students often comment on the willingness of their teachers to give extra support and guidance.

With two study areas equipped with computers, that are solely devoted to the Sixth Form, we ensure that learning remains the focus for students as they negotiate the path to increased independence and adulthood. In addition, there are many opportunities to develop wider skills beyond the academic curriculum that are created through link with the lower school and the wider community. With the support and guidance of a devoted tutor team students become self-motivated and independent learners that make an active contribution to the broader community and are ready for their next steps beyond Bishop Wand.

I am proud to be the Head of Sixth Form and am committed to making this an outstanding establishment for students to learn and progress within. I look forward to helping you take positive steps on the next stage of your educational journey.

About us

Welcome to the Sixth Form at The Bishop Wand Church of England School.

We are proud of our growing sixth form community both in terms of the academic achievement of our students and of the contribution they make to the School and the wider community.

Our vision:

  • Students are challenged to reach their highest academic performance.
  • Learning and teaching at A Level is consistently good and outstanding.
  • We value the individual and provide outstanding support and guidance.
  • The Sixth Form is an integral part of the School and the wider community.
  • Students are valued and are fully prepared for life after Sixth Form.
  • Students, staff and parents work together to support each other within the Christian ethos of the School.

 Life in the Sixth Form:  

Sixth Form students benefit from small classes of between 5 and 18 students.  Most choose 4 subjects in Year 12 and drop down to 3 in Year 13. They have 9 lessons per subject over the two week timetable and have on average one free period each day to complete private study. In addition students follow a specific Enrichment period once each week where they cook, learn car maintenance, consider financial matters and current affairs.

The students benefit from dedicated Sixth Form areas which include a study with up to date ICT facilities and a social area with outside space. Students are taught to manage their time independently and are actively encouraged to use their study periods to keep on top of the demands of their studies. They have the freedom to leave the school site during the day and can leave from lunch time if they have no lessons in the afternoon.

We expect our students to take an active role in all aspects of school life. It is this that marks us apart from other providers; the opportunity to be a role-model to younger students and to assist them in their learning is something that many of our students enjoy. They can train to become peer mentors, set up extra-curricular clubs, help run charity days, lead the Student Council and also assist in lower-school lessons and Curriculum Focus Days. The leadership skills developed through these activities are the essential ones that universities and employers are looking for.

On a day to day basis our Sixth Form students are appropriately dressed in line with the code they have agreed with the Senior Leadership Team. For events of a more formal nature students wear the Sixth Form tie or ribbon, a shirt and formal trousers/skirt. We take great pride in the Sixth Formers and the role they play in setting the standard for the rest of our students.

How to apply

If you want to apply for courses, you will need to contact The Bishop Wand Church of England School directly.

Last updated date: 21 December 2016

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