As part of the Nord Anglia family, our philosophy is to ‘Be Ambitious’. We encourage every student to reach for their dreams, try something new, and above all, to be ambitious. This ambition is matched with a belief in our core values at BSY: Kindness, Integrity, Courage and Adventure. The Sixth Form programme we have designed is intended not only to enable you to achieve the best possible grades and access the world’s best universities, it is also intended to provide you with a truly holistic education so that you will leave us as confident, articulate and compassionate future thought leaders, decision makers and game shapers.
Mrs V. Del Federico
If you are a student with ambition to be the best you can be, or a parent ambitious for your child’s future, then you will fit right in. As you read our prospectus we are certain that our ‘offer’ will inspire confidence and that the BSY Sixth Form will allow all of our students to build the futures that they aspire to. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the school.
Mr M. Gilberthorpe
Head of Secondary
With small class sizes, individual attention, excellent teaching and first-class facilities, our students will excel. In addition, a BSY Sixth Former will become a leader, a team player, a communicator, a risk taker and a collaborator. In essence, an individual fully equipped to make their mark on the world as a global citizen and an ambitious, resourceful and confident young adult.
Mr J. Mycroft
Head of Sixth Form
If externally examined at the end of Year 12, students will receive an AS grade which will be recorded on their university application forms. If students are continuing any subjects onto A Level which are not examined at AS, then the grades on their university application forms will be recorded based on what their teachers expect them to achieve at the end of Year 13.
These entry requirements are guidelines and we review each student’s application on a case- by-case basis:
- Five (I)GCSEs at A* - C or grade 9 - 4
- A minimum of grade B or grade 6 at (I)GCSE in subjects you wish to take for A Level
- A* or grade 9 in (I)GCSE Mathematics necessary to take Further Mathematics A Level
Some subjects may be accessible to students despite not having studied them before. This will be at the discretion of the school.
Each subject that a student takes receives a separate grade. Grades are benchmarked using internationally recognised standards, with clear guidelines to explain the levels of achievement.
A Levels are reported on a grade scale from A* (highest) to E (minimum required performance). There is no A* grade for AS Levels which run from grade A to E.