Sixth Form – Support and Enrichment

Support

Our team of tutors will be there to guide you through all of the key decisions in your two/three years with us.

Specialised events to cater for all future destinations – Universities, Apprenticeships, College, Employment.

A ‘Bridging Course’ for all prospective students to attend and participate in taster lessons with additional skill sessions to help prepare for that large step from GCSE and Level 2 BTEC to A Level and Level 3. Guest speakers to motivate and provide aspirations for future destinations after successful study at BCHS.

Specialised advice in the University application process – How to successfully navigate UCAS and gain offers from your preferred university.

Close links to Durham and Newcastle University with opportunities to gain lowered university offers

 

Enrichment

Choose to participate in our activities which are already set up or show your initiative and set up your own, the support will always be there.

Contribute to our school charity – organise and run an event

Participate in one of our clubs or societies which cater for all interests inside and outside the school environment.

Mentor or tutor students in our lower school and become the role model that raises the aspirations of others.

Take part in one of the many trips that the school offers from trips to Italy and France to charity driven events to Romania, Tanzania or South Africa

Destinations Academic Year 2015-2016

66% of students in Year 13 applied to go to university. 95% of students who applied were successful in attaining a place and 90% onto their first choice course. Of those who did not apply or were unsuccessful, all are in employment, further education or have apprenticeships.

Key Stage 5 (16-18) Information 2016-17

Another Successful year for our Year 13 cohort where 100% of our students achieved pass grades in their subjects. A*- B grade at A Level (academic only) was 38%

Our Vocational D*-D was 94% and when combined to our academic courses the A*-B and equivalents this year was 65%

Of the A*-B grades 34% were A*/A, the overall A*-A grades being 12%

The average grade for our academic cohort was a C+ whilst our average grade for vocational subjects was a Distinction. Our students made expected progress in comparison to National Averages for Academic Subjects whilst our Vocational cohort was well above the National Average with a value added score of 1.04 and an overall score of 0.26

Our retention figures stood at 88% overall. For Academic Subjects it was 91% and 87% for Vocational Subjects with the students who did leave us moving on to either apprenticeships or study single subjects at Level 3 at a local college to focus more specifically on their field of preference.

Of our Year 13 cohort 70% went on to higher education. Our success rate in students going to university who completed the whole process was 100% this year. 90% of students were accepted onto their first choice course.

Of our Year 11 cohort 29% returned to our Sixth Form with other destinations being; 62% to colleges studying a range of courses from Level 2 and Level 3 vocational courses to a small percentage studying A Levels. 8% went on to apprenticeships and 1% chose to attend a different Sixth Form.

The progress in Maths for students who had not achieved a level 4/grade C at the end of Year 11/Key Stage 4 was +0.43, whilst the progress for English for students who had not achieved this at the end of Year 11 was +0.48. These figures represent the number of students who moved up a grade by the time they left Sixth Form