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WELCOME TO THE BEDFORD SIXTH FORM

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OPEN DAYS

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Your stepping stone to success

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Best for you

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Stunning success

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Distinguished destinations

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Spectacular range of subjects

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Entry requirements

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A-Z of subjects

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Exciting enrichment

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Fantastic facilities

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Strong support

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Fees and funding

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Financial support

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Travel and transport

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Parents’ Q&A

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How to apply

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Term dates

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Meet our talented teachers, see our fantastic facilities, talk to our student ambassadors and find out how we will help you achieve great things: Wednesday 4 October 2017 5.00pm-8.00pm Thursday 9 November 2017 5.00pm-8.00pm Wednesday 17 January 2018 5.00pm-8.00pm Tuesday 17 April 2018 5.00pm-8.00pm Pre-register your place now at www.bedfordsixthform.ac.uk/opendays


YOUR STEPPING STONE TO SUCCESS As the only institution in Bedford to focus solely on sixth form study, we achieve excellent results and you benefit from our specialist expertise. In 2017 our A-Level students achieved a 98% pass rate and most went on to the university destination of their choice. Building further on our previous success, in 2017 our proportion of high grades at A-Level increased by a further 7% enabling yet more of our students to get to their first choice university. Our excellent teachers are not only subject specialists but experts in teaching 16-19 year olds, so you will directly benefit from their focused knowledge and experience. What’s more, our beautiful, period building offers you a legacy of great education combined with the latest, modern facilities which will further develop your academic performance. We are confident that if you join us, you will not only make new friends, enjoy your time and learn new things, but you will achieve great results. Be inspired by reading the profiles from our students throughout this prospectus and see page 11 for a recent list of our students’ university destinations. Our Open Days are the perfect opportunity to see what we can offer you; please see the opposite page for a list of dates. I look forward to meeting you soon.

Paul Clarkson Headteacher, The Bedford Sixth Form

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BEST IN BEDFORD 99% of our school leavers went on to further study, work or a gap year in 2016.

Ofsted rated us ‘Good’ with Outstanding features in 2014

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BEST FOR YOU SPECTACULAR SPAN OF SUBJECTS

EXCITING ENRICHMENT

We offer a wide range of subjects including A-Levels and diplomas all of which enable you to progress on to university or work. See page 12 for the full list of subjects.

Clubs and societies help you make friends and develop new skills.

STUNNING SUCCESS Our A-Level students achieved a 98% pass rate in 2017.

FANTASTIC FACILITIES

TOP-NOTCH TEACHING Many of our teachers have Masters and PhDs, are experts in their subjects and sit on examining boards so you can learn from the very best. Visit our website to view the latest profiles of some of the staff that will be teaching you: www.bedfordsixthform.ac.uk

Modern resources in a beautiful Victorian building.

DISTINGUISHED DESTINATIONS

EXPERTS

98% of our school leavers went on to further study, work or a gap year in 2016.

We’re experts in teaching at sixth form level so you have more chance to excel. Research has proved that students who studied at specialist sixth forms like us are more likely to get top grades at A-Level than those in schools.1

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STRONG SUPPORT Your own personal tutor, UCAS specialists and a team of support professionals will help you achieve your best.

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STUNNING SUCCESS Our 2017 A-level results SUBJECT

NO. STUDENT SATS

A*-C%

A*-C

A*-E%

A*-E

Biology

16

75%

12

100%

16

Business

19

74%

14

100%

19

Chemistry

10

50%

5

100%

10

Communication & Culture

10

100%

10

100%

10

Dance

2

100%

2

100%

2

Drama

7

71%

5

100%

7

Economics

15

87%

13

100%

15

English Language & Literature

21

76%

16

100%

21

English Literature

28

79%

22

100%

28

Film Studies

14

100%

14

100%

14

Fine Art

13

69%

9

100%

13

French

4

50%

2

100%

4

Further Mathematics

3

100%

3

100%

3

Geography

4

75%

3

100%

4

Graphic Communication

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83%

5

100%

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History

35

74%

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100%

35

Italian

3

100%

3

100%

3

Law

17

35%

6

76%

13

Mathematics

21

38%

8

95%

20

Photography

14

93%

13

93%

13

Physics

9

56%

5

78%

7

Politics

11

82%

9

100%

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Psychology

40

70%

28

100%

40

Religious Studies

24

50%

12

96%

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Sociology

29

79%

23

100%

29

Spanish

5

60%

3

100%

5

Textile Design

4

75%

3

100%

4

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71%

274

98%

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80% OF OUR STUDENTS

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DISTINGUISHED DESTINATIONS From Accounting to Zoology, whatever university course you want to study we will help you get a place. Our alumni are studying a broad range of subjects at some excellent universities across the UK, including prestigious Russell Group Institutions such as Warwick, Leeds, Newcastle and Glasgow: Accounting and Financial Management at Loughborough University

Fashion Buying and Merchandising at Manchester Metropolitan University

Music at Leeds College of Music

Ancient History and Archaeology at Cardiff University

Film Production at University of Derby

Nursing at University of East Anglia

Animal Behaviour at Anglia Ruskin University

French Studies and Philosophy at Lancaster University

Philosophy at Roehampton University

Archaeological and Forensic Sciences at Bournemouth University

Geography at Aberystwyth University

Physical and Sport Education at St Mary's University, Twickenham

Architecture at Northumbria University

Geology at University of Brighton

Physical Geography at Aberystwyth University

Astrophysics at University of Hertfordshire

Global Finance at De Montfort University

Physics at Swansea University

Biochemistry at The University of Birmingham

Graphic Design: Visual Communications at University for the Creative Arts

Politics and Economics at Aston University

Biology at Sheffield Hallam University

Health Studies at De Montfort University

Biomedical Science at Anglia Ruskin University

History at University of Warwick

Psychology with Clinical and Health Psychology at Bangor University

Business with Economics at University of Brighton Civil and Environmental Engineering at Cardiff University Computer Science at King's College London Creative Writing and English Literature at London Metropolitan University Criminal Investigation with Psychology at Southampton Solent University Diagnostic Radiography at St George's, University of London Drama at Anglia Ruskin University Economics at City University Education - Primary QTS at University of Bedfordshire English Literature & Publishing at Bath Spa University

Human Resource Management at Manchester Metropolitan University Illustration at University of Derby International Business at University of Brighton Journalism at London South Bank University Law at University of Nottingham Management with Marketing at University of Exeter Marketing at University of Lincoln Mathematics at University of Hertfordshire

Public Relations at University of the Arts London Religion, Philosophy and Ethics at Canterbury Christ Church University Sociology and Criminology at Birmingham City University Sport Business Management at Leeds Beckett University Television Production at University of Gloucestershire Theoretical Physics with Mathematics at Lancaster University Veterinary Nursing and Applied Animal Behaviour at College of West Anglia War Studies at King's College London

Mathematics and Economics at University of Reading

Youth Work and Community Development at Leeds Beckett University

Modern History and Politics at University of Southampton

Zoology at University of Cumbria

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SPECTACULAR RANGE OF SUBJECTS You can pick and choose from our wide range of A-Levels and diplomas to ensure you achieve the best qualifications to progress on to university or work. We recommend you choose up to four courses from the following subjects: Biology Fine Art Mathematics Business French Media Studies Chemistry Further Mathematics Philosophy Classical Civilisation Geography Photography Computer Science German Physical Education Dance Politics Physics Drama Graphic Communication Psychology Economics Health & Social Care Sociology English Language & Literature History Spanish English Literature Italian Statistics Film Studies Law Textiles Cambridge Technical Foundation Diploma or Extended Diploma in Business Sport

Health & Social Care

BTEC Foundation Diploma or Extended Diploma in Applied (Forensic) Science

A-LEVELS

FOUNDATION AND EXTENDED DIPLOMAS

A-Levels are academic, examination-based qualifications recognised as a traditional qualification to gain entry to universities and higher education. A-Levels focus mainly on academic subjects and qualify for UCAS points (maximum 140 points per A-Level.)

Foundation and Extended Diplomas are equivalent to A Levels but are assessed mainly via coursework rather than entirely by examination. Foundation and Extended Diplomas enable you to progress on to university, higher apprenticeships or employment. The Bedford Sixth Form currently offers Foundation Diplomas taught over one year that are equivalent to 1.5 A-Levels; or Extended Diplomas taught over two years that are equivalent to 3 A-Levels.

In light of the A-Level reforms that have been rolling out nationally for the past three years we are currently reviewing our A-Level curriculum for 2018/19, in particular the continued provision of external AS examinations at the end of Year 12.

Please note that courses are subject to change. Please visit: www.bedfordsixthform.ac.uk/courses for the latest list of courses we offer.

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YOUR CHOICES AT THE BEDFORD SIXTH FORM Typically you study here for two years: In your first year you have the opportunity to take a combination of four A-Levels and/or Foundation Diplomas. If you take A-Levels you will sit an AS examination at the end of your first year. This will help you to decide which subjects to continue with in your second year. T  ypically you will continue with three subjects in your second year.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS New GCSE Grades The new GCSEs were awarded in August 2017 using a new grading system. The new GCSEs are graded 9–1, rather than A*–G, with grade 9 being the highest and set above the old A*. Grade 4 is equivalent to the old grade C. OLD GCSE Grading Structure

NEW GCSE Grading Structure 9 8 7

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GOOD PASS RATE

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The Bedford Sixth Form New Entry Requirements Qualification

New Entry Requirement

A-levels only

5 GCSE grades 9-4 including English

BTEC Level 3

A GCSE grade 9-4 or a Level 2 Merit grade in your chosen subject if you have studied it previously

If you have not already achieved a GCSE in maths 9-4 you will need to study this as part of your subject options. In addition, there may be special entry requirements for certain subjects, please visit www.bedfordsixthform.ac.uk/courses for the most up-to-date information.

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A-Z OF SUBJECTS For more information visit: www.bedfordsixthform.ac.uk/subjects

ART & DESIGN Fine Art / Graphics / Photography / Textiles SUBJECT AREA HIGHLIGHTS

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Our Art and Design studios are truly inspiring spaces. You will take part in a number of external events including gallery trips to The Tate Modern, National Portrait Gallery, V&A and the Barbican. There may also be an opportunity to visit a European city. In 2016 our students spent a few days in Barcelona, sketching and photographing the city’s incredible architecture. Extra-curricular life drawing classes may be available and you will have access to the latest printmaking facilities, Adobe products, scanners and photography equipment.

Did you know that the UK’s creative industries are worth more than £36 billion a year and employ 1.5 million people across the country?1 A wide range of degree courses can provide you with the perfect step up to a career in the arts, including fine art, architecture, interior design, graphic design, fashion and surface pattern design, painting and printing, as well as a number of combined courses. Photography is an ever expanding medium and is employed in many contexts, including fashion, advertising, journalism, medicine, science and art and design. Future careers in this area could include becoming a graphic designer or a museum curator. To review all your options visit: www.nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk 1

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BUSINESS Business / Economics SUBJECT AREA HIGHLIGHTS

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Your learning will come to life during visits to working businesses to see how things work in real life industries. We also invite local business people to give inspiring talks about their own individual journeys and area of expertise.

Studying Business and Economics opens up a wide range of further study and career options. You could go on to study a related subject at university, such as Business, Marketing or Finance, or use the analytical and problem-solving skills you will have acquired to study a different area.

If you study Economics, you will have the opportunity to travel to London to attend conferences and hear views from the UK’s leading economists; a great way to stay up to date with current affairs and issues.

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A large part of the business sector is consultancy; helping businesses to solve problems and enhance performance across finance, IT, human resources and planning, to name a few. The UK consulting industry is worth around £8.5 billion and employs more than 80,000 people.1 The finance sector is bigger still, employing two million people, which is around 7% of all UK employment.2 Future careers could include becoming an economist or a marketing executive. To review all your options visit: www.nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk

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RAJBIR'S STORY Studying: Economics, Maths and Further Maths Previous school: Bedford Free School Next destination: University of Warwick When I was looking at where to study for my A-Levels I visited a few places, but the teachers were so much more passionate about their subjects here at The Bedford Sixth Form. I also enjoy how the courses are taught here and the independent learning style gets you into gear and makes you work hard. When you do need help, the teachers are always on hand to encourage you. The Learning Resources Centre (LRC) offers very good working spaces. I know I wouldn’t have done as well as I did last year without having the LRC there to study in. I have always taken advantage of the enrichment activities on offer at lunchtimes, such as badminton and table tennis. I do believe you need a balance and it’s a great way to relax between lessons and studying.

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When I was looking at where to study for my A-Levels I visited a few places, but the teachers were so much more passionate about their subjects here at The Bedford Sixth Form.

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I love statistics because it’s a part of maths you can use in the real world. Following my A-Level results I am going to the University of Warwick to study Statistics & Economics. When I finish university I would like a career in investment banking, which I hope could lead to me starting up a business of my own, preferably in a service area where I can help the most people. I’ve had a really good time here. It’s helped me to progress and I can go on to university knowing I’ll do well.

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AMBER'S STORY Studying: English Language & Literature, History and Sociology Previous school: Hastingsbury Business & Enterprise College Next destination: University of Leicester I’ve had some really good experiences during my time at The Bedford Sixth Form, which I wouldn’t have had at other sixth forms. It was a huge step but it was surprisingly easy to settle in and I’ve developed so much as a person. I hadn’t studied Sociology before starting here, but the course content really appealed to me when I was applying. I have found the Crime & Deviance unit particularly interesting; reading case studies and developing different perspectives. All of the teachers are fantastic and they are all different in the way they teach their subject. My Sociology teacher tells us anecdotes to link in with what we’re learning so it makes more sense.

"It was a huge step but it was

surprisingly easy to settle in and I’ve developed so much as a person.

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I enjoy playing devil’s advocate and there are plenty of debates to be had in Sociology. I’ve also joined the Debating Society and we’ve competed against other local schools, as well as teams from as far afield as Oxford. Being here has really opened up my mind. I love the creative writing element in English and although it was the Nazi Germany paper that initially drew me to choose History, I enjoyed the Stuarts more and even found myself debating over Charles I! I am now going on to the University of Leicester to study Law & Criminology, which I feel combines everything I’ve learnt both here and at school. My ultimate aim is to become a barrister.

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COMPUTING Computer Science SUBJECT AREA HIGHLIGHTS

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Our cutting edge kit will bring your Computing studies to life, including a host of modern PCs running the latest software. You will gain a broad educational basis for further education or for moving into employment within the IT sector. According to Tech Partnership 134,000 new tech specialists are needed each year in the UK1.

Nowadays, IT is an inevitable part of everyday life, let alone more or less every industry. Nonetheless, there is still a wide variety of routes to choose from, should you feel that IT is the right career path for you. You can study for a degree in related computing subjects or you could also go on to work based training such as Apprenticeships or IT User/Practitioner NVQs or vendorspecific qualifications. Future careers could include becoming a systems analyst or a computer games developer. To review all your options visit: www.nationalcareersservice.direct.gov 1

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English Language & Literature / English Literature SUBJECT AREA HIGHLIGHTS

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Visits to the theatre are an integral part of the English courses, where you will watch adaptations of works that you are studying. Trips are also arranged to the British Library to ensure that you get hold of all the resources you need for your learning. The department has recently invited lecturers from the University of Bedfordshire to talk to students on topics including modern and contemporary literature.

The study of English in all its forms is valued highly by universities, and in a wide variety of career paths as well. Through the study of English you will develop skills of analysis, interpretation, communication and argument, which are integral to careers in law, teaching, journalism, marketing and others. To review all your options visit: www.nationalcareersservice.direct.gov

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CASHAL'S STORY Studying: Maths, Physics and Chemistry Previous school: Bedford Free School Next destination: University of Hertfordshire I have always had a passion for science and when I came to visit The Bedford Sixth Form at an Open Day I really liked the traditional look of the labs, but with all the modern facilities and equipment you would expect. I also had the opportunity to meet the Physics teacher who I got on well with.

"You also have everything you need

here – I’ve never looked around and thought, ‘I could do with that!’ It’s such a friendly place and you feel comfortable, which makes it all a hundred times easier!

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Physics is my main passion, particularly astrophysics; it’s the unknown end of it, the ability to push boundaries and discover new things. Of course, if you want to be a physicist you need Maths as well, and I also chose to study Chemistry as I thought it would complement the other subjects. All of my teachers are great, and you can go to any of them if you have a problem or need something explaining in more detail. You also have everything you need here – I’ve never looked around and thought, ‘I could do with that!’ It’s such a friendly place and you feel comfortable, which makes it all a hundred times easier! I love learning about space and am looking forward to going on to the University of Hertfordshire next year to study Aerospace Engineering. I want to be a rocket scientist and my ultimate goal is to work on a rocket that goes to Mars. It’s an area I’ve always been fascinated by.

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CHLOE'S STORY Studying: Biology, Sociology and Textiles Previous school: Mark Rutherford Next destination: University of East Anglia There is no doubt I was outgrowing school when it came towards the end of my GCSEs. I was ready to meet new people and even though it was scary starting somewhere new at first, everyone was in the same boat.

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Throughout my time here I always felt as though I could go and see my teachers about anything I wasn’t sure of, and my Personal Tutor was excellent at arranging both study support and extra support for exams.

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Initially I tended to keep to myself, however volunteering as a Student Ambassador really helped me to come out of my shell. I took prospective students on tours around the building on Open Days and accompanied them to their subject taster sessions at the annual Welcome Day. It was nice to be able to answer their questions and share my own experiences. Throughout my time here I always felt as though I could go and see my teachers about anything I wasn’t sure of, and my Personal Tutor was excellent at arranging both study support and extra support for exams, due to a medical condition I have which causes migraines.

I love studying Biology. The teachers are really enthusiastic about the subject and I particularly enjoy human biology because it helps me to understand myself. Textiles, on the other hand, is very creative and helps to give me some breathing space. I’m looking forward to going to the University of East Anglia to study Biological Sciences, although my time at The Bedford Sixth Form has gone too quickly. I want to go back and do it all over again!

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HUMANITIES AND SOCIAL SCIENCES

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Health & Social Care / History / Law / Philosophy / Politics / Psychology / Sociology SUBJECT AREA HIGHLIGHTS

UNIVERSITY AND BEYOND

You will have a lot of opportunities to get out of the classroom, including attending conferences, listening to guest speakers and visiting museums and parliament. If you study Law, you will hear from the Crown Prosecution Service and lawyers who specialise in criminal defence. You will also have the opportunity to be involved in a mock trial and visit the Galleries of Justice in Nottingham, as well as the Old Bailey. We hold membership of the Historical Association, so, if you study History, you will have plenty of opportunities to attend talks given by visiting historians.

Having one or more A-Levels in a Humanities or Social Sciences subject will provide you with skills that are valued by both universities and employers, including investigation, analysis, interpretation, evaluation, communication and debate. In fact, 60% of the UK’s leaders have Humanities, Arts or Social Science degrees.1 Alternatively, a career in Law could lead to becoming a legal executive, solicitor or lawyer. To review all your options visit: www.nationalcareersservice.direct.gov 1

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LANGUAGES French / German / Italian / Spanish SUBJECT AREA HIGHLIGHTS

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As a Language student, you will benefit from being taught by native speakers and have opportunities to be involved in local language clubs.

Modern languages provide practical and enjoyable lifelong skills. Whether used in the workplace or for leisure, they can open up new opportunities for communication and encourage a broader cultural understanding. As the importance of trading internationally increases, research has shown that 70% of businesses value foreign language skills.1 Other career options include a foreign language teacher or a translator. To review all your options visit: www.nationalcareersservice.direct.gov 1

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Graduates with a Maths degree can earn ÂŁ220,000 more on average over their lifetime than someone with just two A-Levels Source: www.mathscareers.org.uk

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MATHS Mathematics / Further Mathematics / Statistics / Core Mathematics SUBJECT AREA HIGHLIGHTS

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As a Maths student you will have plenty of opportunities to bring your learning to life and discuss various issues with experts in the subject. In the lead up to exams, we often hold revision sessions hosted by guest lecturers. This is great for focusing your learning and enabling you to look at things from a different point of view. You also get to visit the Open University for a special Maths lecture, adding breadth to the course content.

An A-Level in Mathematics is highly regarded by both universities and potential employers, as it shows an interest in logic, problem solving and looking at situations sometimes in an abstract way. In fact graduates with a Maths degree can earn £220,000 more on average over their lifetime than someone with just two A-Levels (the equivalent average for a graduate of any degree is £129,000).1 To review all your options visit: www.nationalcareersservice.direct.gov 1

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Film Studies / Media Studies SUBJECT AREA HIGHLIGHTS

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Guest speakers are often invited to give valuable input across a range of courses, and various trips are organised to places of cultural interest. In 2017 the screenplay writer Mike Carey 'The Girl With All The Gifts' came in to talk to students. The students also entered a short film competition with the British Film Institute and visited the Institute’s library in London. Students also took part in an enrichment trip to New York City.

Successful completion of these courses will open up opportunities to study a number of university degree programmes, such as English, Sociology, Philosophy, Media and Humanities, as well as Film, Television or Media Studies. Future careers could include becoming a public relations office or a media researcher. To review all your options visit: www.nationalcareersservice.direct.gov

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NATURAL SCIENCES Geography SUBJECT AREA HIGHLIGHTS

UNIVERSITY AND BEYOND

You will take part in a range of external visits to support the course and gain practical experience out in the field. Various trips to sites of interest help to enhance your learning experience. In the past these have included trips to local geological sites, such as quarries in east Bedfordshire, chalk quarries on Dunstable Downs, or Ice Age deposits in the Great Ouse valley.

From this A-Level, you could progress on to studying a degree in a related subject, such as Geography, Town Planning, or an Earth Science or Environmental Management course. Careers include working for the Environment Agency. To review all your options visit: www.nationalcareersservice.direct.gov *Subject to demand

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PERFORMING ARTS Dance / Drama SUBJECT AREA HIGHLIGHTS

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The Dance course will give you a wide appreciation of dance through practical and theoretical studies, with an emphasis on choreography and performance. Entry will be granted via interview and audition. A wide range of trips are planned throughout the year.

Dance and Drama can both be studied at university as a single discipline or as a part of a combined degree with a vast range of subjects. You could go on to develop a career as a professional dancer, West End performer, teacher, community dance artist, or arts manager. Did you know that 86% of actors have had professional training?1

If want to take Drama A-Level you should be keen on acting, directing or the more technical side of theatre and wish to develop your skills in some or all of these areas. If you enjoy the study of plays and the opportunity to be creative this is the course for you.

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MARTHA'S STORY Studying: Art, French and Spanish Previous school: Bedford Girls School Next destination: Oxford Brookes By the time I had finished my GCSEs I knew I wanted a change; I just wasn’t in the right mindset to stay on at school. I’ve always had an interest in film and photography, and I come from a very creative family. My dad works in the film industry and my mum is a textile designer. Choosing to study Art here at The Bedford Sixth Form has provided me with a broad spectrum over all the different aspects of creativity that interest me, and which I have grown up with. The Art rooms are much larger than at school and we also have a photography studio. The teachers all bring their own experiences into lessons; one has worked as a photographer and another as a graphic designer. Last year I really enjoyed looking at individuality within small groups in society and was inspired by the work of artists such as Martin Parr, who I got to meet on a recent enrichment trip.

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The Art rooms are much larger than at school and we also have a photography studio. The teachers all bring their own experiences into lessons.

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I am very interested in different cultures and like to be able to communicate with people; hence French and Spanish were my other two choices. Once I finish my A-Levels I am taking a gap year to travel around South America and Asia. After that I have a place at Oxford Brookes to study Fine Art. I would like to get into the film industry eventually. I’ve been organising my own work experience placements outside of studying and have worked in production, editing and animation.

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BETHAN'S STORY Studying: Dance, Health & Social Care and Sociology Previous school: St Thomas More Next destination: University of Nottingham When I think about what first attracted me to The Bedford Sixth Form, I can say it was being able to study subjects not available at school, the teachers and the atmosphere. I have danced outside of school since I was young and it was great to be able to extend this passion into my A-Level choices. There is a dance studio on site and assessment is via a practical and a written exam, which breaks down the exam pressure a little.

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There is a very nice and calm atmosphere here. It’s an independent learning environment but with the support there if you need it.

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I am also studying Health & Social Care, which I took at GCSE and is also coursework based. My third subject is Sociology and I’ve particularly enjoyed the Crime & Deviance unit this year. I have a place at the University of Nottingham to study Sociology with Criminology when I finish here. My teachers are really nice. They are there to support you and they care about your success. You are also allocated a Personal Tutor when you start and they hold one hour weekly sessions which you can go along to if you feel you need to talk about anything. Finally there is a very nice and calm atmosphere here. It’s an independent learning environment but with the support there if you need it. I am glad I came here. If I had stayed at school I think I may have regretted it. The Bedford Sixth Form has in no doubt set me up for university.

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SCIENCES Biology / Chemistry / Physics / Applied Science / Forensic Science SUBJECT AREA HIGHLIGHTS

UNIVERSITY AND BEYOND

As a Science student, you will be kept busy with a range of trips to places such as the British Science Museum, National History Museum and external planned lectures, as well as plenty of opportunities for practical investigations.

Science A-Levels are required as entrance for most Medicine and Veterinary courses in addition to a range of other science related degrees. Graduates with science degrees are in great demand in the UK. For example the salary of an average Physics graduate is up to 30% more than someone with just A-levels.1 Future careers could include becoming a doctor, vet, zoologist or a forensic scientist. To review all your options visit: www.nationalcareersservice.direct.gov 1 www.futuremorph.org

SPORT STUDIES

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Physical Education / Sport SUBJECT AREA HIGHLIGHTS

UNIVERSITY AND BEYOND

You will be given the opportunity to experience a wide range of sporting activities and achieve recognised sporting leadership qualifications, such as The Rugby Football Union Rugby Leaders Level 1 Award if you study on the Sport Diploma. Past enrichment activities that have specifically complemented our Sports and Physical Education courses include the Intercollege rugby 7s tournament, 5-a-side football tournament and Bedford mixed netball tournament.

You can progress on to a university course or into a range of careers including sports therapy, sports science support (for both the general public and professional athletes and teams), fitness consultancy, sports coaching and development, teaching and lecturing, sports marketing and promotion and academic sports research.

In lessons, you will regularly have a chance to participate in football, dodgeball, badminton, netball, handball and fitness sessions, as well as the chance to coach fellow students.

To review all your options visit: www.nationalcareersservice.direct.gov

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EXCITING ENRICHMENT At The Bedford Sixth Form, life doesn’t stop at the end of lessons – you can challenge yourself and achieve success in a range of extra-curricular opportunities that aim to enhance your learning experience and strengthen your UCAS application. You might join a club because it’s already of interest and you want to learn more, or simply to add variety to your studies and try something completely new. Here are some examples of the activities we can offer, depending on students’ interests:

ART & DRAMA

Fundraising & Volunteering

Football

Art

Film Society

Netball

Drama

Mooting (Law)

Rounders

Photography

Student Magazine

Swimming

SPORT & FITNESS

CULTURE & MEDIA

(Both Male and Female)

Book Club

Badminton

Debating Society Challenge & Extension Club Chess & Backgammon

Basketball

Table Tennis Ultimate Frisbee Volleyball Yoga

Dodgeball

PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT T  he Duke of Edinburgh’s Award (DofE): adventurous and fun activities which lead to a nationally recognised award Young Enterprise: enterprise, finance programmes and masterclasses Volunteering: within local organisations which benefit the community and your UCAS application

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EXCITING ENRICHMENT WORK EXPERIENCE The Bedford Sixth Form encourages students to find placements related to their subject or future career path, to enhance their personal development, UCAS forms and CVs. In the past, students have found shadowing work in law firms and the healthcare industry whilst others have been involved in Bedford Borough play schemes, local gyms and sports clubs in addition to overseas schemes such as Camp America. The Bedford Sixth Form also has an award-winning careers team who provide guidance and support to those who require any help determining what type of work to pursue or in locating any work experience and we have a Job Shop noticeboard and bulletin available for all students looking for part-time employment.

TRIPS We bring learning to life through trips and visits. Here is a selection of the most recent trips our students have enjoyed:

TRIP: Enrichment trip to New York City

TRIP: Sanger Institute, Cambridge

TRIP: Rome

COURSE: Media and Film Studies

COURSE: Biology

COURSE: Philosophy

The students saw much of what NYC has to offer with a trip to a Q&A session at the Film Comment Selects Film Festival at The Lincoln Center where the panel discussed a recently rediscovered film from the 1960s directed by Paul Newman.

The Sanger Institute in Cambridge focuses on scientific research to understand the role of genetics in health. The Institute was a leader in the Human Genome Project which sequenced all of the chromosomes of a human being. When our Biology students visited the Institute, they had a tour of the labs, were given an overview of some of the techniques used to sequence DNA and met with a scientist who works on the genome of zebra fish.

Philosophy students had the opportunity to discover Rome during this visit to Italy’s capital city. The group visited for 5 days and saw many of the famous sites such as the Trevi Fountain, Spanish Steps, The Colosseum and The Vatican City.

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STUDENT AMBASSADORS Becoming a Student Ambassador helps you to be more involved in Sixth Form life through a range of activities and events. It’s a fantastic opportunity to develop wider skills that both universities and employers look for. If you are selected as a Student Ambassador you will be involved in: Inspiring potential students through being involved at our open days and campus tours  elping new students settle in through our Welcome H Day and induction  aking an impact on how The Bedford Sixth Form M operates through focus groups.

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FANTASTIC FACILITIES The Bedford Sixth Form’s stunning campus delivers a unique blend of modern study areas and Victorian architecture, which echoes the excellence of education that has been delivered at the site for over a century. The new Learning Resources Centre (LRC) is linked to the wood panelled, original library and the former onsite church has been refurbished. The grand Victorian Hall is often used for students’ own private study. We think you’ll agree it’s quite a magnificent place to take your learning to another level.

TEACHING AND LEARNING SPACES Our study facilities help you make the most of your chosen subjects, including specialist art and design studios to hone your creativity, fullyequipped laboratories to explore the sciences, plus access to a dance studio and theatre for drama and performance.

IT AND INTERNET ACCESS Including a host of modern PCs – all internet-enabled and running the latest software – plus 24/7 access to Moodle, our virtual learning environment. Wi-fi is available throughout the campus.

LEARNING RESOURCES CENTRE The latest computers plus thousands of books, journals and a wide variety of electronic resources are available to you in our Learning Resources Centre (LRC), where you can find quiet spaces for individual study and areas where you can study in groups.

CATCH UP WITH FRIENDS At The Bedford Sixth Form there are a range of unique spaces for you and your friends to catch up and enjoy something to eat and drink, including the Hub and the Grand Hall.

SPORT As a student at The Bedford Sixth Form, you’ll have the opportunity to access fantastic sports facilities at the Trinity Arts & Leisure sports complex, based on campus, at a discounted student rate. Facilities include a large sports hall and a 25 metre, indoor, six-lane swimming pool.

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STRONG SUPPORT Everyone has different needs when it comes to support and guidance. At The Bedford Sixth Form our team of Student Services advisers give you the support you need, when you need it.

PERSONAL TUTOR

ADDITIONAL SUPPORT

You will be assigned a professionally trained personal tutor when you start your course who will give you oneon-one support throughout your time with us. You will also meet your tutor regularly, together with the other students in your tutor group, to keep you informed of everything going on at The Bedford Sixth Form or to work on group projects, such as career planning.

If you have an identified learning difficulty and/or disability you may be entitled to additional support. This could include: help in and outside of class; the loan of specialist equipment you may need to complete work; support with making special arrangements for taking exams; support in accessing our facilities.

UCAS JOURNEY

Our counsellor is available to help if personal difficulties are getting in the way of your studies. We provide quiet spaces where you can talk through your problems with a counsellor, and work towards making them easier to handle.

We have a dedicated team and comprehensive programme in place to support you through the UCAS application process. We encourage you to start preparing your UCAS applications early so it is with teachers by late October to be reviewed and checked. We also run drop-in sessions throughout the UCAS application period, where you can get advice about the whole process.

CAREERS ADVICE Throughout your time with us, our careers advisers are here to help you find the right path, providing impartial advice and guidance on everything from your university choices or training and work prospects to CVs and interview preparation.

PERSONAL COUNSELLOR

A SAFE ENVIRONMENT We take the wellbeing and safety of every single student very seriously. We strive to ensure a safe and welcoming environment at The Bedford Sixth Form, and have safeguarding and anti-bullying policies in place to ensure that young people and vulnerable adults studying with us do so in a safe and secure environment. If you have any concerns about these issues, our trained staff are here to help.

FINANCIAL SUPPORT Our Student Services team are there to provide you with practical advice on student bursaries, travel costs, higher education funding, grants and much more. We also have a range of financial support packages available to help with essential costs, such as equipment, books, clothing or meals, as well as bursaries for vulnerable students or those in severe financial hardship.

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FEES AND FUNDING TUITION AND EXAM FEES If you are aged 16-18 on 31 August 2018 and a British or European Union resident, the tuition and exam registration fees for your course are FREE. If you are aged 19 or over you can apply for the government’s Advanced Learner Loan, which is a low-interest, repayable loan to pay for tuition fees. The amount is paid directly to The Bedford Sixth Form on your behalf. You’ll only need to start repaying the loan after you’ve completed your course and you’re earning more than £21,000 per year. If you don’t complete your course you will be required to repay the loan amount relative to your attendance. When you stop attending, payments will stop and you’ll only be liable to repay the amount (including any interest accrued on that amount) that’s already been paid to the College. Visit www.gov.uk for more information.

ADDITIONAL COSTS Depending on the courses you choose to study, there may be extra costs you have to pay on top of any tuition and exam fees. Trips, visits and external speakers will be charged for and you will be expected to buy your own textbooks.

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS If you have not been living in the UK for the last three years, or if you are on a student visa, different fees may apply to you – contact us on 01234 291291 (+441234 291291 from overseas) to find out more.

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ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE BURSARY SCHEME You may qualify for this £4,000 bursary if you achieve eight GCSE grades 9-6 including English Language and Maths and at least four of your GCSEs are at grade 9-7. You will need to study our full-time A-Level (or equivalent Level 3) programme. This bursary is not means tested and the £4,000 is paid over two years. To find out more please visit: www.bedfordsixthform.ac.uk/bursaries

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FINANCIAL SUPPORT Here is an overview of the financial help that may be on offer to you as a student of The Bedford Sixth Form. Please note, funding is limited so we strongly advise that you apply as early as possible. Type of support

Childcare support

Course costs bursary

Discretionary hardship bursary

Meals’ bursary

Available to students aged 16-19? Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Available to students aged 19 or above?

Information

Yes

If you’re a parent aged 16 to 18, the government’s Care to Learn scheme could pay up to £160 per child per week towards your childcare and travel costs while you’re learning. If you are aged 20+ you may receive help through the Sixth Form’s Adult Support Fund.

Yes

You may be able to receive up to 90% of essential course costs. To qualify, for those aged 16-18 your household income must be £30,000 or less. For those aged 19 or above your household income must be £26,000 or less.

No

For students aged 16-18 in cases of exceptional financial hardship we may also be able to provide support of up to an additional £100 per term on top of support you may already be receiving, subject to a household income of £16,190 or less. This is awarded if funds are still available, after priority is given to all essential support funding for applicants.

No

You may qualify for a free meal in the campus restaurant if you are aged 16-18, have a household income of £16,190 or less and are in receipt of specified benefits. You can apply for this through the 16-18 Bursary scheme.

Travel support

Yes

Yes

There is a travel bursary worth £450 per year and supports students aged 16-18 who are most in need and who would otherwise be unable to, or would find it difficult to, attend The Bedford Sixth Form. In 2017/18 our Travel Bursary was means-tested and open to those with a household income of £30,000 or less. For the latest information and up to date terms and conditions for 2018/19 please visit www.bedfordsixthform.ac.uk/travel Students aged 19+ may be eligible for help with travel costs from the Adult Support Fund.

Vulnerable Learner Bursary

Yes

No

Young people aged 16-18 in care, care leavers, young people receiving income support and disabled young people receiving both Employment Support Allowance and Disability Living Allowance are eligible to receive a guaranteed bursary of up to £1,200 a year.

SUBJECT TO CHANGE The financial support information listed above is based on what we offered our students in 2017/18 - please check www.bedfordsixthform.ac.uk/finance for the latest updates. Further terms and conditions for each bursary apply – please check online at www.bedfordsixthform.ac.uk/finance for full details.

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TRAVEL AND TRANSPORT WHICH BUS CAN I GET? Many of the bus routes covering Bedford, Luton and the wider local area terminate at Bedford bus station which is just a two minute walk away from The Bedford Sixth Form. With routes running as frequently as every 12 minutes, it’s the ideal way to make your journey to Sixth Form. To find the best route that suits you please visit the local bus operator’s website: www.stagecoachbus.com

If you have a particular disability or mobility problem (including a temporary medical condition), you may be entitled to assistance with travel arrangements, even if you live under three miles from The Bedford Sixth Form. Please check your local authority‘s transport policy on our website at www.bedfordsixthform.ac.uk/travel for more information.

HELP WITH TRAVEL COSTS

ALTERNATIVE WAYS TO TRAVEL

We offer a Travel Bursary to support students who are most in need and who would otherwise be unable to, or would find it difficult to, attend The Bedford Sixth Form. Our Travel Bursary is means-tested and open to those with a household income of £30,000 or less. In 2017/18 it was worth £450 a year.

By Foot Take a stroll to The Bedford Sixth Form – we’re located right in the centre of town (see the map opposite)

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By Bike Good for the environment, good for you – Bedford has a network of signposted cycle paths and designated cycle lanes, and we also provide safe and secure cycle racks to store your bike. Download a copy of the Bedford Borough Council’s Cycle Map on our website at www.bedfordsixthform.ac.uk/downloads By Car We provide a safe drop-off area for students getting a lift to the Sixth Form by car, however parking is not available on site. By Train Bedford’s mainline station is just a ten-minute walk from The Bedford Sixth Form, with frequent rail services running between local towns, villages and stations. Please visit National Rail at www.nationalrail.co.uk for information on train times and ticket prices.

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We recommend you come along to an Open Day to find out everything you need to know. See page 4 for dates.

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PARENTS’ Q&A At The Bedford Sixth Form we realise that parents and guardians play a very important part in our students’ success. You’re there to help guide them in the decisions they make, and support them throughout their studies. To help with this process, some of the answers to key questions parents have asked us are listed here. To find out more, we have a separate Parents’ Guide that you can download from: www.bedfordsixthform.ac.uk/downloads

HOW MANY STUDENTS PROGRESS ON TO UNIVERSITY?

WHO CAN MY SON/DAUGHTER TURN TO WHEN THEY NEED HELP WITH THEIR STUDIES?

98% of our students went onto further study or into full time employment, with 80% progressing directly into their first choice university, including prestigious Russell Group institutions such as Warwick, Leeds, Newcastle and Glasgow.

All students benefit from their own personal tutor for ongoing one-to-one support. For help with subject related questions and queries, their subject tutors will always be on hand to help, making sure your son or daughter gets the help they need to perform at their very best.

HOW WILL YOU SUPPORT MY SON/DAUGHTER IN THEIR APPLICATION TO UNIVERSITY? We offer full support with UCAS applications and, as always, our support teams are available to assist with any concerns or problems students may encounter in moving on to higher education. We also make sure there are plenty of opportunities for students to enhance the personal statement section of their UCAS application, through clubs and activities, for example.

WILL MY SON/DAUGHTER HAVE TO PAY ANY COSTS FOR STUDYING AT THE BEDFORD SIXTH FORM? If they are aged 16-18 our courses are free for them to study. They will be required to buy course related textbooks and, for a few courses, clothing, specialist equipment and pay towards trips and visits. If your son or daughter is facing a financial hardship we offer financial support to help with the costs of study. See page 40 for details.

HOW CAN I KEEP UP TO DATE WITH MY SON/ DAUGHTER’S PROGRESS? We feel students perform better when their parents take an active role in their education, so the Sixth Form holds parents’ consultation evenings and issues written student progress reports.

WHAT IF MY SON/DAUGHTER DECIDES THAT UNIVERSITY IS NOT THE BEST OPTION FOR THEM? We will support your daughter/son to achieve what is best for them. As well as support for applying to university, we also offer impartial careers advice and the exclusive Job Shop providing Apprenticeship and employment opportunities.

Have another question? Visit: www.bedfordsixthform.ac.uk/parents

HOW WILL YOU KEEP MY SON/DAUGHTER SAFE? We take the wellbeing and safety of every single student very seriously. We strive to ensure a safe and welcoming environment at The Bedford Sixth Form, and have safeguarding and anti-bullying policies in place to ensure that your son or daughter can study with us in a safe and secure environment.

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HOW TO APPLY Follow our eight simple steps to apply for your place at The Bedford Sixth Form...

1. FIND THE SUBJECTS YOU ARE INTERESTED IN

5. RECEIVE YOUR OFFER

Read through this prospectus to explore the subjects we offer and get an idea of which ones interest you. For more information on any of our subjects, just visit www.bedfordsixthform.ac.uk/subjects

2. VISIT US To discover more about your chosen subjects and life at The Bedford Sixth Form, come and see us at one of our Open Days throughout the year (find the latest dates on page 4).

We will let you know if you have been successful and offer you a place at The Bedford Sixth Form within two weeks following your interview (subject to achieving the relevant entry requirements).

6. WELCOME EVENT After accepting your offer you will be invited to attend our special welcome event on Friday 29 June 2018 where you’ll get a real insight into life and your course at The Bedford Sixth Form. Please check the student portal nearer the time for more details.

7. ADVICE DAY

3. APPLY ONLINE AT www.bedfordsixthform.ac.uk Visit our website, click the ‘apply online’ button and complete your application. Remember: you can apply before you receive your GCSE results. Once you have applied you will be sent information on how to access the student portal which will keep you informed of the status of your application. The deadline for applications is Thursday 31 May 2018.

4. ATTEND AN INTERVIEW After we receive your application we will invite you to attend an interview with one of the team, who will be able to answer any questions you may have.

Post-GCSE results advice is available at our GCSE Advice Day on Thursday 23 August 2018 – come to The Bedford Sixth Form if your results aren’t what you expected and discuss your options.

8. ENROLMENT You will be invited to the Sixth Form to review your GCSE results at the end of August 2018 and finalise your offer of a place. Enrolment will be from Tuesday 28 August 2018 to Thursday 30 August 2018. See page 47 for term dates.

Any questions? Please call us on 01234 291291 or email info@bedfordsixthform.ac.uk

CODE OF CONDUCT The Bedford Sixth Form has a Code of Conduct that sets the standard we expect from our students. You can read this in our Student Handbook available online at www.bedfordsixthform.ac.uk/downloads

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DON’T FORGET!

Deadline for applications is Thursday 31 May 2018. You can apply before you get your GCSE results!

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TERM DATES 2018/2019 Our academic year runs from September to June Autumn Term 2018

Monday 10 September 2018 - Friday 14 December 2018 Enrolment: Tuesday 28 August 2018 - Thursday 30 August 2018 Half-term: Monday 22 October 2018 - Friday 26 October 2018

Spring Term 2019 Monday 7 January 2019 - Friday 5 April 2019 Half-term: Monday 11 February 2019 - Friday 15 February 2019

Summer Term 2019 Tuesday 23 April 2019 - Thursday 27 June 2019 Half-term: Monday 27 May 2019 - Friday 31 May 2019

Disclaimer While every effort is made to ensure the information within this prospectus is correct at the time of printing, some details may be subject to change. We reserve the right to make amendments to the courses, dates, fees or other details, and to make cancellations or changes if student numbers are insufficient. In the unfortunate situation that we have to cancel a course, we will refund your fees in full, but we regret we are not able to offer any refund if you withdraw from your course or fail to start, and you will be liable to pay any outstanding fees that may be due.

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This prospectus is also available in large print and audio formats. Call 01234 291291 to get your copy.

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