Our Sixth Form is a place to shine, to be ambitious and outward looking. It is the final stage of the Bedford Girls’ School journey from where you will leave us as a confident young woman equipped to take on the challenges of the waiting world.
It is an incredibly important moment in your academic journey; it is the threshold for moving onto University, adulthood and independent living. Our aim is to create a collegiate atmosphere, where you will have the freedom and space to grow as an individual, whilst ensuring that you receive the very best support, advice and guidance possible.
We provide unparalleled academic and pastoral support through small tutor groups and deliver first class teaching across both the International Baccalaureate and traditional A Level Curriculum. We have high expectations and encourage all our students to aim high. Academic Subject Clinics are available, as well as tutored one-to-one support to ensure that these expectations can be met. In 2012, our exam success saw over one third of students achieving 3 or 4 A* and A Grades at A Level and our IB results were ranked 3rd nationally by The Times.
These academic credentials provide the foundation for University applications, but we also have personal careers tutors who work on a one-to-one basis with you to ensure you are aspirational in your career aims and well prepared for interviews and applications.
Aside from the high academic standards, the Sixth Form is also about preparing you for the future: becoming a well-rounded individual with a caring and enquiring mind. We want to instill in our Sixth Formers an ethos that will see you succeed not just at university but in life beyond. You will join our Creativity, Action and Service programme, modeled on the International Baccalaureate CAS programme, for an hour each week as part of your timetabled curriculum. The purpose of the CAS programme is to encourage students to reflect on how their actions impact on others, the community and the environment in which they are contributing. The programme encompasses leadership and entrepreneurial skills, creative and physical well-being and community service and citizenship
The Sixth Form is also about having fun! Through our rich co-curricular programme you will have opportunities to take part in film evenings, quizzes, theatre trips and a number of student-led clubs and societies. A number of these are joint activities with students from Bedford School, a single sex boys’ school, which like us belongs to the Harpur Trust.
Ultimately you will discover that developing your independence and confidence reaps many benefits. In years to come you will become a successful young woman who, crucially, is happy and able to cope with the pressures, challenges and excitement of modern life.