The Sixth Form @ Bideford College site contains all the information you will need to help you decide which course(s) you would like to study in the Sixth Form at Bideford College. We welcome applications from students of other schools and the local community as well as current College students. We aim to provide each student with the best possible post-16 education in “state of the art” accommodation.
You are facing some very important decisions – what subjects should you study, which qualifications will you need, and what combination is going to give you the best chance of success? But do not worry, we are here to help you every step of the way.
There is a lot of flexibility in the choices that you can make with many Level 2 and Level 3 courses being offered. We offer all students applying to join the Sixth Form an personal interview to discuss the most appropriate path for you to follow. You might find it helpful, however, to contact subject staff to find out if a particular subject is really going to be for you.
Life in the Sixth Form at Bideford College is also about more than academic qualifications. There are many enrichment activities which are available to you together with responsibilities you can assume within the life of the College. Examples of activities include: curriculum assistance with KS3/4 students helping them to achieve their potential; the APAUSE Year 9 PSHE programme; the paired reading scheme; qualification for the Sports Leadership Award and involvement in coaching sporting activities; membership of the Student Council or College Student Leadership Team and volunteering opportunities. Skills that can be developed as part of these activities include personal integrity, community awareness, team working and leadership which will benefit you in the future. Participation can make all the difference as to whether a UCAS form, University or job application meets with success.
In the Sixth Form your Tutor will provide the focal point for monitoring your progress and giving you the support you need to make a success of your Sixth Form career. Naturally, your subject teachers play a very important part in guiding you through your chosen course, and in setting and negotiating targets with you. Our careers service can also give individual advice along with other outside agencies such as Plymouth University.
This is an exciting time for you and it will play an important part in launching you onto your career choice whether this is through Higher/Further Education or employment. Staff at the College will work with you to help and guide you.
If you wish to apply to join the Bideford College Sixth Form and benefit from what we have to offer, contact Mrs K Pells on 01237 477611
You will then be invited to attend an interview which your parents/carers are welcome to attend. During your interview, advice and guidance will be provided. We look forward to welcoming you into our expanding Sixth Form and wish you every success in your future studies.
Mrs K French
Assistant Principal/Head of Sixth Form