Introducing.... The Bridgnorth Sixth Form 2018
See the new website: www.bridgnorthsixthform.com
Our Sixth Form is evolving. From 2019 onwards we will be known as "The Bridgnorth Sixth Form." Our new Sixth Form will be launched on 8th November 2018 at 6pm in the Oldbury Wells sports hall. All welcome! On the 8th November 2018 our new web pages will also go live!
The plans are to extend the offer currently available for Sixth Form students in the area. We made this decision after reviewing what post 16 courses are available in the town and local area and also after assessing the needs of their students and others in the vicinity.
"We are extending this provision from firm foundations," explained Sarah Godden Executive Head teacher. "Our school has achieved some very strong results built from great specialist teaching." We were ranked second for A levels and first for vocational results in the DFE Shropshire tables last year.
We have recently run courses that have focussed on the usual Sixth Form A-levels. We have provided a small number of vocational courses over the years, which have been very successful, but they have only made up a minority of our provision. Our new Sixth Form will increase the offer, to extend the number of vocational courses, which will allow an increased number of local students to find courses that suit them within the area.
"We are currently choosing a new range of courses from the areas of Health and Social Care, Applied Science, Sports, Visual Arts, Business, MFL and ICT. In particular we will be increasing of range of vocational level 3 courses. We are also considering how we could further broaden our existing A-level offer," said Lisa Thomas, Principal Deputy. Traditional Alevels have changed recently following the government shake-up to examinations. This has increased the subject content and academic difficulty of A-levels, making the addition of some other courses a sensible move at this time, we think.
April Bishell, Head of Sixth form is pleased with the new plans, "The increased range of subjects will mean that our Sixth Form should be more inclusive and we will be able to offer a good range of subjects for students achieving the new grade 4 and above in their GCSEs – including those highest performers at grade 9."
The school has decided it is time to change the name of their Sixth Form, so that it is clear to young people in their area that our courses are available to them - rather than just to those who have attended the Oldbury Wells during years 7 - 11.