Sixth Form Welcome

Pupils receive expert help to gain the reading and writing skills they need to do well in all subjects. As a result, pupils make good progress

There is much joy in this school. Pupils value their teachers, and the rich and diverse community in which they learn

Teachers take account of individual pupils’ needs in their good lesson planning. They make sure that pupils, even those who arrive at unusual points in the school year, are quickly assimilated and make good progress

Teaching is strong in the sixth form. Teachers are extremely knowledgeable and passionate about their subjects. They show great commitment. Students are fulsome in their praise of the impact their teachers have had on their future education

Lessons are characterised by strong and positive relationships between pupils and teachers. Teachers know pupils well. Often teachers target the learning that individual pupils need because they know them so well

In key stages 1 and 2 teachers plan many opportunities for pupils to deepen their knowledge, understanding and skills.

Sixth Form study is both challenging and extremely rewarding. It is the culmination of your school career and preparation for the next stage of your life as an independent, confident adult. Our aims at The Bemrose School are that you leave school with both the very best qualifications possible and with the knowledge, skills and drive to make a success in your choice of career or university course.

We take pride in the level of support we give every individual throughout their Sixth Form journey and know that if you work hard you will do very well. In addition to your academic studies, we offer a huge number of opportunities to explore other interests and develop transferrable skills that will help you grow in confidence and enhance your employability.

Our sixth form has gone from strength to strength. We have just been rated good once more in our OFSTED inspection in 2018, inspectors commented that our teaching and pastoral support is strong and that our sixth formers receive high quality and impartial careers guidance. This has led to another excellent set of results for our sixth formers in 2018.

Mr. Marcus Wesley

Head of Post 16

The Bemrose Sixth Form is a small, friendly, multicultural community of enthusiastic students. We are taught by supportive and understanding teachers; we get a lot of support in and out of lessons, our teachers make sure that we complete work to a high standard.

Sixth formers have lots of opportunities to organise, lead and finance charity events, raising money for different charities. We like to beat the previous year’s target every year, this year we have already raised over £2500. Sixth formers have lots of other enrichment opportunities to be involved in, these include leading or being part of the student council, leading assemblies, representing the school in events such as the Derbyshire Skills Festival. This year, sixth formers have had the opportunity to take a course in coaching and leadership, we mentor lower school students and also help them develop their reading skills. There are also reward trips such as Alton Towers and London.

Sixth Formers get to work closely with the school careers lead, Miss Pavitt, to receive high quality career advice. There are lots of activities in this area including mock interviews, enterprise days and careers events to help you ind the right path when you leave.