Studying in our Sixth Form

We have an unashamedly academic programme that is designed to challenge and stretch our students.  A minimum point score of 48 (top 8 GCSE results) including a grade 5 in Maths and English Language is required to join the Sixth Form (see the Subject Information Guide for subject specific entry requirements).

On joining us you will be guided through a choice of taking 3+ or 4 A levels.  This discussion will be centred on choosing the route that best suits your ability and your ambitions.

Those students following the 3+ option, will supplement their studies by taking either Pre- U (Global Perspectives), Core Maths or Gold Crest Award.  These courses have been carefully selected to compliment applications to universities or apprenticeships and will be completed during your first year of Sixth Form.  Please see Subject Information Guide for further information.

You will have 10 periods per fortnight (equating to 8 hours of learning) in each A Level subject, which are taught by specialist teachers.  Lessons are fast-paced, rigorous and encourage students to investigate, analyse and challenge everything they learn.  This is supplemented with homework tasks and regular tests and assessments to enable your progress to be monitored carefully.  Your tutor will meet with you individually 4 times per year to support you through your time at Bournemouth School Sixth Form.  Where needed, further support is available through our Sixth Form pastoral team.