Our Sixth Form students make the conscious decision to move through as an internal candidate from Year 11 or indeed join us as an external candidate from a host of other establishments.
However, what shines through in many cases is that they are keen to complete their schooling in a vibrant co-educational environment. They see co-education as the natural step in preparation for the realities of their chosen future pathways.
Others come because of our excellent reputation academically or to take advantage of the diverse co-curricular activities such as our renowned Performance Arts Faculty.
There are numerous opportunities to get involved in sport either at a competitive level by representing their respective House or by representing the school. The well-equipped fitness centre is also very popular.
What makes the Sixth Form at BMS different?
The Rutherford Building (Sixth Form Centre) has been designed to support our students during this all-important transitional phase of education. Our aim is to help students plan their future direction and meet the goals that they strive to reach. We warmly encourage students to maximise their time in the Sixth Form by balancing the inevitable hard work with the array of developmental opportunities.
Our philosophy is clear: work is important and results do make a difference but ultimately personality and passion are just as significant. We prepare students not only for A Level success but for life at university, apprenticeships, work-related training or indeed a gap experience, as well as in the years beyond.
Our state-of-the-art, fully-staffed study centre, cafe and modern lounge are all a part of this philosophy.
Fostering personal development is a crucial component of life in the Sixth Form at BMS. We recognise that students are at a crossroads developmentally with a more independent lifestyle just two very short years away. At BMS we approach personal development from the simple philosophy that life is about more than just qualifications, specifications and taking examinations. Real life is about making difficult, complicated decisions and we aim to equip students with a set of skills that will help them become well-rounded individuals.
To this end we run an enrichment programme in Year 12 which includes guest speakers on topical subject matters as well as core information of an age-related nature. Year 13 allows the flexibility to choose from a wide range of extra activities, with academic and recreational pursuits on offer with the programme offering everything from the EPQ qualification through to musical pursuits and care in the community.
Academic, sporting and social societies as well as our fully embedded outreach programme which incorporates our local, national and international charity initiatives and the CCF broaden the vast array of development opportunities and ensure that there is indeed something to cater for all tastes.