Sixth Form Opportunities

INTRODUCTION

Welcome to the exciting opportunities that our Sixth Form provides. This information aims to fill in some of the detail that you need to make informed decisions about your next steps. It is, however, only generic information, offered as a starting point. You should seek advice from the wealth of experience offered by the staff here at school and use the Information Evening (internal students) and our Open Evenings (external students) to research carefully.

OPPORTUNITIES AT BGS

We have high expectations of students and yet the entry requirements to our Sixth Form are designed to encourage as many of our own students as possible to join our rich Sixth Form life and to give access to able, committed students from other schools to join them to create a thriving student body. And of course, in addition to the highest quality education on offer, all the wonderful extra-curricular life of the school continues except that it is even better, as Sixth Form students tend to be the leaders and drivers of these creative activities.

The International Baccalaureate is a unified programme leading to a Diploma which BGS has been delivering for over a decade. Students follow a programme of six subjects with three studied at Higher and three at Standard Level. They follow a Theory of Knowledge course, record activities for credit under ‘Creativity Action Service’ and complete an Extended Essay. At the heart of the IB programme is an endeavour to nurture independent, creative learners with a lively curiosity about the world in which they live. Many British Universities express a preference for IB students because of the depth and breadth of their study and the life skills they bring with them to university life. And of course the IB Diploma is recognised internationally. For more detailed information about the subjects on offer and the combinations possible, click here.

All students also have a tutorial programme covering Personal, Social and Health Education, current affairs and topical discussion, Religious Studies and Careers (including application to higher education).