The Sixth Form
Bromsgrove pupils may choose the International Baccalaureate, A level or a limited BTEC option. The range of subjects is huge, and the School is very flexible when it comes to accommodating unusual combinations.
Most pupils choosing the A level route will study four AS levels in the Lower Sixth and three A2 levels in the Upper Sixth. International Baccalaureate
pupils study for terminal examination over two years. However, these official programmes are only part of the story. A unique Lower Sixth lecture programme, an extensive Enrichment offer, and numerous opportunities to learn and explore outside of the classroom ensure that breadth remains the byword.
Bromsgrove's Sixth Form is larger than most with some four hundred pupils. The School is deliberately configured so that many pupils can join us at sixteen. To a great extent, the academic results, IB, A level and BTEC options, Oxford and Cambridge successes, and fruitful applications to Russell group and other top universities account for this popularity. So does our insistence on independence not dependence. No spoon feeding.
Please see the link on the IB / A level debate
, but be assured that both options are available at Bromsgrove.
Lower Sixth pupils studying A level and BTEC qualifications must also participate in an enrichment Core Programme. The aim of this programme is to allow Lower Sixth pupils the opportunity to develop their breadth of knowledge and understanding across a broad curriculum. Independent learning will be encouraged with a final extended project opportunity and a lecture week after the examination period in the summer. All pupils will be able to take part in debates and also to experience more university-style lectures as part of the programme.
The bespoke Careers and UCAS Department is located in the busy Library Resource Centre, staffed with a full time, qualified Careers Adviser and a dedicated team of specialists to advise and guide students through their career at Bromsgrove and beyond.
University entrance is hugely successful with over 80% of students gaining their first choice place in a wide spectrum of courses and Higher Education institutions. Other students will take worthwhile Gap years or join business related apprenticeship schemes.
The School takes the preparation of pupils for Oxbridge entrance very seriously and, indeed, the programme for such pupils is a continuation of the extension courses we run from the Lower Fourth to the Fifth form. Bromsgrovians have studied a huge range of subjects at Oxford and Cambridge, and that proud tradition continues today.