Why choose us?
10 ways in which The Bedford Sixth Form is an excitingly different learning environment to school…
Study the subjects that work for you
With the chance to study unique combinations of A-Levels in over 30 subjects, alongside a range of Level 3 Diplomas, you can choose the subjects you want to study and that will progress your university and career plans.
Academic Excellence Bursary
Achieve eight GCSEs grades 9-6 and qualify for our £4,000 Academic Excellence Bursary.
Best in Bedford
In 2015, we were the best Sixth Form in Bedford for students achieving 3 A-Levels (A*-E).
Our A-Level students achieved a 97% pass rate in 2016.
As a student at The Bedford Sixth Form, you’ll be able to make our truly inspiring campus your own, as you take control of your own learning, much like you will do at university. Facilities available to you include modern IT suites, a Learning Resources Centre packed with printed and electronic resources, plus spaces where you can relax with friends and study individually. All of our study spaces have a unique blend of old and new; for instance, the top floor of the old on-site chapel has been converted into modern classrooms.
Your own personal support team
You’ll know by now that we are dedicated to getting you where you want to be in life, and that means we will support you every step of the way. You will be allocated your very own personal tutor to provide one-to-one advice and guidance on everything from your academic performance to your personal wellbeing. Our team of professional careers advisers can help you plan your next steps into university and work, while our finance advisers are on hand to support you with any money issues.
Life beyond the classroom
There is so much more to life at The Bedford Sixth Form than study. Joining clubs and societies is not only great fun, but will really help to enhance your CV. We have an extensive enrichment programme, so you’re sure to find something you fancy.
Our courses are taught by subject specialist teachers with a range of diverse backgrounds, including teachers with expert knowledge of their field, examiners with first-hand knowledge of how to achieve great exam results, and professionals with real industry experience.
A mature learning environment
Your teachers will expect you to work hard, but will offer all the support you need to reach your goals. You will be expected to approach your studies in a mature fashion and develop a higher level of independence during your time with us, preparing you well for university and the world of work.
A platform for progression
We’re dedicated to helping you achieve academic success to secure your place at university, and providing you with the advice, guidance and support you need for your next step. We offer full support with UCAS applications and help with any other queries you have about moving on after Sixth Form.
Help with travel
We don’t want travel costs to be a barrier that stops you from coming to study with us. That’s why we offer our full-time students aged 16-18 a travel bursary worth £450 a year. Terms and conditions apply.