At The Bedford Sixth Form, life doesn’t stop at the end of lessons – you can challenge yourself and achieve success in a range of extra-curricular opportunities that aim to enhance your learning experience and strengthen your UCAS application.


You might join a club because it’s already of interest and you want to learn more, or simply to add variety to your studies and try something completely new. Here are some examples of the activities we can offer, depending on students’ interests:

Art & Drama
  • Art
  • Drama
  • Photography

Culture & Media
  • Book Club
  • Debating Society
  • Challenge & Extension Club
  • Chess & Backgammon
  • Fundraising & Volunteering
  • Film Society
  • Mooting (Law)
  • Student Magazine

Sport & Fitness
  • Badminton
  • Basketball
  • Dodgeball
  • Football
  • Netball
  • Rounders
  • Swimming
  • Table Tennis
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Volleyball
  • Yoga

Personal Development
  • The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award (DofE): adventurous and fun activities which lead to a nationally recognised award
  • Young Enterprise: enterprise, finance programmes and masterclasses
  • Volunteering: within local organisations which benefit the community and your UCAS application

Work experience

The Bedford Sixth Form encourages students to find placements related to their subject or future career path, to enhance their personal development, UCAS application and CVs.

In the past, students have found shadowing work in law firms and the healthcare industry whilst others have been involved in Bedford Borough play schemes, local gyms and sports clubs, in addition to overseas schemes such as Camp America.

The Bedford Sixth Form also has an award-winning careers team who provide guidance and support to those who require any help to determine what type of work to pursue or in locating any work experience. We also have a Job Shop noticeboard and bulletin available for all students looking for part-time employment.

Student Union

Student Council

We know your views matter so at The Bedford Sixth Form, we make sure they’re heard. By standing for election for a place on our Student Council you’ll have the opportunity to represent your fellow students, get more involved with student life and give valuable feedback to teachers and managers on what we do.

What we get up to...
Debating Society

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