At BSG Sixth Form we pride ourselves on our whole-cohort and personalised support systems that ensures all our students get the guidance and care they deserve.
Sixth Form Team
Students quickly find that if they need help or support, there is always someone available. The Sixth Form staff have an ‘open door’ policy and students are encouraged to call in for information, advice and guidance.
Dedicated Form Tutor
Students’ progress is monitored very closely. Students meet individually with their tutors on a regular basis to discuss progress and identify any difficulties so that appropriate support can be arranged.
There are regular progress checks and reports completed by staff throughout the year and parent consultation evenings, so that students always know how they are doing and how to improve further.
Experienced Subject Specialists
In certain subjects, A level study may require specific skills which have not been developed for GCSE. Any student experiencing particular difficulties should approach their subject staff or tutor. A wide range of support materials can be made available to help, and one week each year is designated as Study Skills Week when there is a focus on skills to help with your studies.
The School Nurse runs a weekly ‘drop in’ session, and we also offer a counselling service to students as a ‘listening ear’ to difficulties of a more personal nature. We have access to a counselling service in school for difficulties of a more personal nature.
Support for students with special needs of an educational or medical nature will be provided on an individual basis.
An experienced Careers Advisor is available for advice about careers and for one-to-one interviews. Careers staff will also help to arrange work experience and community volunteering placements. Students hoping to gain places at Oxford or Cambridge or on highly competitive courses are given plenty of support and individual interview practice.
Applying to Higher Education
BSG offers a large amount of support in applying to higher education courses or apprenticeships. We have collated some resources from UCAS to help students with their choices and applications. You will also find advice and guidance for parents.
Resources for Students
The Personal Statement Tool includes advice for students on what to include in a personal statement and how to structure it: www.ucas.com/personalstatement.
The UCAS news app is available to download for free. Whatever your plans are once you have finished school, you’ll find useful stories, information and advice: www.ucas.com/ucas-news.
UCAS videos includes a wide range of videos to help with the application process: www.ucas.com/videos.
UCAS parents contains a wide range of information, resources and videos to guide parents and guardians through the different stages of the application process: www.ucas.com/parents
The Parent information tool is full of advice, hints and tips to help support your daughter through the application process:www.ucas.com/parent-info-tool
The Parent Guide helps parents and carers understand the process of applying to higher education, giving you the advice you need to guide your daughter through the admissions process and beyond: www.ucas.com/adviserresources