‘By the end of Year 13 students reach standards that are well above national averages’ Ofsted 2014
Welcome to the Burford School Sixth Form, a large and thriving community of around 200 students with an outstanding academic record. Every year we welcome many students from within the school, from other schools and from abroad all of whom enrich the Sixth Form experience. Our considerable resources and committed staff enable us to fulfill our main aim, which is to help all our students achieve their potential.
Sixth Form entry requirements 2016-17
In order to follow the Traditional or Applied Level 3 pathway student must meet the following entry requirements:
- Traditional pathway: the minimum entry requirements for students studying two or more ‘A’ Levels are two B/6 grades and four C/4 grades at GCSE.
- Applied pathway: the minimum entry requirements for students studying two or more BTEC/L3 Diplomas are five C/4 grades at GCSE.
- At the time of print the Government have not yet clarified whether a 4 or 5 is the equivalent of the previous C grade for English and Mathematics. Burford School has decided on 4 as an equivalent grade to a C based on current admission advice from Universities. A grade B will be a 6.
- A merit grade at Level 2 BTEC is equivalent to a B grade at GCSE.
- Students who have gained below a grade 4 in Mathematics and/or English Language will study a one-year re-take course. This may be timetabled after school.
Please refer to individual subjects for specific entry requirements.
The Sixth Form staff
The Head of Sixth Form is Ms E Denny: firstname.lastname@example.org . She is supported by a Deputy Head, a team of twelve experienced Form Tutors, who provide carefully focused support through an academic monitoring programme, and a dedicated Sixth Form Enrichment Coordinator.
Whilst our Sixth Form places great value upon educating the whole person we always have in mind that our main priority is to enable students to achieve their academic potential. In October 2014 we were inspected by OFSTED who commented: ‘Students make good progress in the Sixth Form because of consistently good teaching’. This academic success forms part of what makes Burford Sixth Form special. We are committed to providing outstanding educational opportunities for all our students.
A broad and rich curriculum
Our wide range of 31 ‘A’ level and BTEC courses means that we offer a broad curriculum to suit all needs and interests. With our outstanding advice and guidance, students leave the Sixth Form for a range of further and higher education courses. Together with the Careers Department we give help and advice on applying for University, including taking students on visits, reading personal statements and holding mock interviews. Every year a large proportion of our students achieve places at top Universities, including Oxbridge and the Russell Group.
For those who choose to move on to work placements or into apprenticeships there is extensive advice available to ensure that these aspirations are achieved.
A rounded education
The Sixth Form is rightly renowned for its extra-curricular activities and many students join the Sixth Form from other schools specifically to benefit from these. There is a rich range of activities to get involved in and a whole programme of enrichment events in which all students participate. Our aim is to develop well-rounded, confident and ambitious individuals with a broad range of experiences, who are able to take their place in society. Students are encouraged to grow in maturity by developing independent study skills and the quality of resilience essential for success.
From Duke of Edinburgh Awards and musical performances to a wide range of sports to Young Enterprise, we ensure that there is something for every student to benefit from beyond their academic studies.
The Sixth Form Centre
We seek the best for every student in the Sixth Form by providing them with excellent facilities and the highest level of support and care. The purpose built Sixth Form Centre hosts a large common room with access to Wi-Fi, two private study rooms and a computer suite.
Sixth Form Dress Code
In the Sixth Form students are no longer required to wear uniform. They are expected to be presentable and smart in their appearance. Jeans and hoodies are not permitted except on days when money is being raised for charity. There is a Sixth Form Dress Code which all students are required to follow.
Arrange a visit
The vast majority of our Year 11 students move on into the Sixth Form where they are joined by others from a variety of different schools and by students from abroad. Prospective Sixth Form students are invited to visit the school on a normal school day to see it in operation. Visitors are given the opportunity to see around the whole of our extensive site, to visit the Sixth Form Centre and talk to members of our Sixth Form Team.
Key school dates for current Sixth Form students
- Sixth Form Registration Morning: Thursday 1 September 2016
- Launch of Young Enterprise: Thursday 15 September 2016
- Year 12 ‘Meet the Tutors’ Evening: Wednesday 21 September 2016
- Jeans for Genes charity fundraising: Friday 23 September 2016
- Macmillan Coffee Morning: Friday 30 September 2016
- Apprenticeship Convention: Thursday 20 October 2016
- Review 1: November 2016
- Charter Day & Upper School Prize Giving: Friday 18 November 2016
- Year 13 Mock Exams: Monday 9 – Friday 13 January 2017
- Year 12 Higher Education Conference: Thursday 19 January 2017
- Review 2: February 2017
- Year 13 Parents’ Evening: Thursday 2 February 2017
- Year 12 Parents’ Evening: Wednesday 10 May 2017
- Final Day for Year 13: Friday May 26 2017
- Review 3: May 2017
- Year 13 ‘A’ Level Exams: Monday 15 May – Thursday 29 June 2017
- Higher Education Parents’ Evening: Wednesday 21 June 2017
- Year 13 Leavers Dinner: Friday 30 June 2017
- Year 12 work Experience: Monday 10 – Friday 14 July 2017
- ‘A’ Level results: Thursday 17 August 2017
Form Tutors – Year 12
Mrs C Rose- Head of Year 12 – email@example.com
12HCH Mrs H Chilton – firstname.lastname@example.org
12TPA Mrs T Parker – email@example.com
12ATO Mr A Todd-Jones – firstname.lastname@example.org
12CDA Mr C Daglish – email@example.com
12RWA Mrs R Watts – firstname.lastname@example.org
12RFO Mrs Rebecca Ford – email@example.com
Form Tutors – Year 13
13SFR Mr S Frankcom – firstname.lastname@example.org
13ALE Mrs A Lenton – email@example.com
13SFU Mrs S Fulford – firstname.lastname@example.org
13KSC Miss K Scott – email@example.com
13CWI Mr B Williams – firstname.lastname@example.org