Academic Excellence Bursary

The Bedford Sixth Form recruits from a wide catchment and we know that coming to a new college brings with it additional costs.

Academic Excellence Bursary

We want more people to benefit from this first class sixth form experience, so in addition to our wide range of student support packages our charitable trust is generously supporting a new Academic Excellence Bursary Scheme.

The purpose of the Scheme is to ensure our highest-performing students are not distracted by having to look for work to meet travel and other costs. This is therefore not means tested. Students who achieve this summer (or who have achieved previously) 8 GCSEs A*-B including English Language and Mathematics, with at least 4 GCSEs at A* or A, will automatically qualify for a bursary of £4,000 over their two-year programme.

» Eligibility

To qualify for the Bursary, you must:

  • have at least 8 GCSEs A*-B including English Language and Mathematics, with at least 4 GCSEs at A* or A, AND
  • study our full-time A-Level or equivalent Level 3 programme at The Bedford Sixth Form.

The Bursary is not means-tested and is available to anyone who meets the criteria. It is available to new students to the Sixth Form, starting their course in September 2016.

» How it works

You will be paid £2,000 for each year of the course, up to a maximum of £4,000.  In each year of the two year course, payment will be made as follows:

1st November: £500
1st January: £500
1st March: £500
1st May: £500

The money will be paid directly into your bank account by BACS, so if you do not already have a bank account you will need to set one up.

» How do I apply?

You do not need to apply for the Bursary.  When you come to enrol and bring your exam results in, you will be advised if you are eligible and, if so, asked to complete a contract form.

» Anything else?

You will have to sign a ‘contract’ with us to confirm that you will attend all lessons regularly and punctually, work hard towards your qualifications, complete all your assignments on time and behave in accordance with The Bedford Sixth Form code of conduct.  Available to home fee status students only.

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