Bilton Sixth Form
WELCOME TO BILTON SCHOOL SIXTH FORM AND THANK YOU FOR CONSIDERING US A POTENTIAL PROVIDER OF YOUR FURTHER EDUCATION.
Welcome to Bilton Sixth Form. Thank you for taking the time to look at our Website. Students that study with us make excellent progress and results at post 16 have improved year on year. Our job is to ensure that students achieve their potential.
Bilton School is a very positive school. Staff, students and parents have worked together to create a unique place of learning where every student is valued for their talents and encouraged to live the school motto, ‘be the best you can be’. We are passionate in our belief that any goal is achievable, and we will challenge and support students to ensure that they have the highest aspirations. We do this within a supportive and caring ethos which is underpinned by high expectations in every part of school life. We expect students to be dressed smartly at all times, to behave well, and always try their best in every activity they attempt. As a school we recognise the importance of working in partnership with parents and carers, so there are very clear communication channels between home and school. We want to know how students are doing at home so we can have a full picture of their achievements and celebrate them. Equally we want to ensure that parents have a clear picture of their child’s progress at school so that they too can celebrate their child’s achievements at home. We believe that if links between home and school are strong then all children will be happy, successful and skilled individuals. We believe that all students need to achieve academically as the results that they gain will determine their future opportunities. We want students to develop as learners who can tackle new challenges and be resilient enough to carry on even if things are not easy to begin with. Finally, we want to give students wonderful memorable experiences that will remain with them for the rest of their lives and allow them to reflect positively about their education at Bilton. Bilton School is a place where every student is valued and respected for their individual talents and where we will work relentlessly to ensure that they have every opportunity to be happy and successful.
- Expectations and Support
- Wide ranging curriculum
- Leadership opportunities
- Future Destinations
Bilton Sixth Form is proud to be part of the wider school community and the high expectations set in main school for student conduct and smart dress are maintained in the Sixth Form. We encourage dedicated silent study time in Year 12 and Year 13 to provide opportunity for students to keep on top of the workload demanded at Key Stage 5. Our ethos is very much towards encouraging a strong work ethic and students are supported in pushing themselves to ‘be the best they can be’.
Additionally, students receive advice and guidance on:
- Appropriate course choices at A level/L3 for career or university choices
- Careers guidance from a dedicated careers officer
- The UCAS process, from a dedicated and well trained tutor team
- Writing personal statements
At Bilton Sixth Form we offer a range of courses to suit a variety of student interest and abilities. Choosing the correct course subject and level isfundamental to the success attained in Further Education. The Sixth FormTeam are very excited this year to offer courses that will be delivered across Bilton School and Southam College as part of the Stowe Valley Academy Trust. We together will offer a varied programme of courses to suit individual ability and destination requirements. As a school, transport will be provided between the two schools to meet the needs of the studentswith the subjects they have chosen. Students are able to select up to 4 subjects in Year 12, with most students continuing with 3 in Year 13.
98% pass rate
Average Grade: C-
Overall Value Added +0.24
At Bilton Sixth Form we value the importance of enrichment, offering students further opportunities outside of their ordinary curriculum. These range from sport, taking advantage of our fantastic facilities in the health and fitness suite, to supporting charities in Africa, taking part in a life changing opportunity. Enrichment can provide students with
experiences that broaden the mind and develop skills used in Higher Education, the workplace and everyday life.
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 qualification 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 qualification 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.
After the end of the year 12 exam period, students have the opportunity to undertake two weeks’ work experience. Students are encouraged and supported to arrange their own work experience, relevant to their career aspirations. There is no doubt that having relevant and useful work experience can be extremely valuable, not only in terms of giving students a taste of their chosen career, but also in giving them something extra to offer on their personal statements for UCAS, or applications for apprenticeships and employment. In past years, students have been successful in arranging exciting and interesting work experience, in places ranging from solicitors’ offices to hospitals.
Level 3 Mathematical Studies (Core Maths) is a new qualification designed for students who have achieved a grade 4 or above at GCSE. It helps to develop students’ mathematical skills and thinking and supports courses such as A-level Psychology, Sciences and Geography as well as
technical and vocational qualifications.Food Hygiene and cooking – Preparing for University
Based here at Bilton students can gain a certificate in Food Hygiene this course covers the essential aspects of food hygiene and safety during all stages of food handling, so that you can minimise food safety hazards and ensure that the food you work with remains safe for all to eat. You will also learn about the legal responsibilities of working with food and how to comply with the law. Students will also get the opportunity to learn how to cook in preparation for University life.
Yoga methods use specific meditation techniques, which focus the mind on your breathing to quieten the constant ‘mind chatter’, relieves stress and allow you to feel relaxed. Practising these breathing techniques can also boost oxygen levels to the brain, leaving you feeling happier and more content with everyday life.
These clubs are particularly well thought of because they help students develop critical thinking and analytical skills. Debate fosters an ability to think on one's feet and to formulate a well-supported argument for issues. Mock Trial teaches students legal procedure and research skills.
Students at Bilton Sixth Form have a great deal of opportunities to show leaderships skills. Leadership skills are desirable in virtually all work places and contribute to well-rounded, capable individuals. They are also part of the House System in the main school.
These opportunities include:
- Head Boy and Head Girl
- House Captains and Vice Captains
- Interview with prospective Sixth Form students
- Paired Reading with Yr7
- Leadership skills in Character and Culture
- Literacy sessions in tutor time
- Revision sessions
All of our previous Year 13 leavers have progressed to a variety of destinations following their A level or Level 3 BTEC courses. These include Higher Education, Apprenticeships and Employment. We encourage and support students in their applications to whatever they wish to do. In recreational time we will deliver a new ‘Next Steps’ programme with delegates from several universities, apprenticeship providers and employers to help students gain access to their chosen routes.