Bromsgrove School

Sixth Form, IB and A levels

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 homepage (near the Headmaster’s signature) to read the Headmaster’s views 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.

At a time when A level students have been competing harder than ever for University places, 80% of Bromsgrove pupils achieved their First Choice place at a British University in 2010. Of the 199 Upper Sixth pupils, over half went on to Russell Group Universities (with forty going to LSE, UCL and Imperial).

Destination of Leavers

Numbers of students achieving First Choice place

149 (80%)

Numbers of students achieving Insurance Choice place

27 (14%)

Numbers of students achieving Clearing place

11 (6%)

Number of students achieving Russell Group University places

97 (52%)

Number of students achieving 1994 Group University places

45 (24%)

Full results from the A level examinations can be found in the document library.

Bromsgrove also has an active alumni association, The Bromsgrovian Club, which Upper Sixth students automatically join upon leaving. The School has also invested in an exclusive alumni site, Bromsgrovians Connected. Access is by user name and password (so is strictly controlled to ensure only ex-Bromsgrovians have access) and enables users to contact other members, read about OB news and keep informed about important events in the School calendar. The site is maintained by the Foundation Office in conjunction with The Bromsgrovian Club.