Bilton Sixth Form
Welcome to Bilton School Sixth Form and thank you for considering us a potential provider of your further education.
We are proud of our school because we provide opportunities for all of the students who attend Bilton to achieve excellent outcomes; from the students who achieved 14 A/A* grades at GCSE level this year and who have achieved straight A grades in the first year of having our own Sixth Form, to the students who have made enormous progress despite personal or learning difficulties. We are a truly inclusive school, welcoming all of the students and families who commit to our vision and their learning. We are also proud of our students’ achievements that cannot always be ‘measured’ in league tables but impact on the ethos and culture of the school. Many of these can be seen elsewhere on the website; sporting successes, musical and artistic talents, community spirit, charity work and most of all kindness to and care for others.
We are positive about our future because we have high expectations of our students and insist on only the highest standards in their learning and behaviour. We have made enormous progress as a school by working with staff, parents/carers and our students to reward achievement and support students who may be finding it difficult to meet our high standards.
We are confident in our potential because we know our students and our staff and know just how brilliant they are and can be. Our students demonstrate every day how much they are prepared to invest in their future and how committed they are to the school. Our teachers are at the forefront of research and development of learning and teaching, with many beginning Masters Degrees or engaging in Action Research.
We Believe in Bilton because we know we are making a difference to the life-chances of our young people. Our first Year 13 cohort left this year, with many moving on to University and becoming the first in their family to do so.
At Bilton School we value the importance of enrichment; of offering students further opportunities outside of their day-to-day curriculum. Enrichment occurs every Wednesday afternoon and every student is expected to take one option that they will continue with the entire year. We offer a comprehensive curriculum for enrichment which means that every student has the opportunity to enhance Post-16 learning experience.
Our enrichment options include:
The Duke of Edinburgh Award
The Duke of Edinburgh Award is the world’s leading youth achievement award and is designed to provide young people with the opportunity to develop a range of skills necessary to be successful in the wider world. Broken down into a variety of award levels, students will have the opportunity to learn new skills, participate in physical activity, volunteer within the local community and coordinate and complete a final expedition.
Arts Award is a unique quali cation that supports anyone to grow as artists and arts leaders, inspiring them to connect with and take part in the wider arts world through taking challenges in an art form - from fashion to lm making, pottery to poetry. Through Arts Award, our young people gain a nationally recognised quali cation enabling them to progress into further education and employment. Arts Award can be based around any arts or media activity, and you can complete it in a wide variety of settings – like youth clubs, arts centres, schools, colleges, theatres or community groups.
A Primary School work experience placement
Through our connections in local primary schools, we have been able to offer our students a unique opportunity to support local children within their classrooms. This primary school placement offers students to opportunity to develop their coaching and leader-ship skills whilst also providing valuable work experience that will facilitate future applications for education and employment.
A Secondary School work experience placement
Based here at Bilton School, students will have the opportunity to support students with-in our Key Stage three classrooms in a variety of subjects. Ideally suited to any who is considering teaching as a future profession, the Secondary school work experience placement offers students the chance to develop their coaching, leadership and organisational skills.
Opportunities within Sport
Often a popular option for our students, Opportunities in Sport provides students with access to our new and exciting sport facilities. Students are given the opportunity to participate and compete in a variety of sports as well as being given the option to use our new Health and Fitness suite. Within this option, students develop their communication and team building skills.