Welcome to the Sixth Form at Baylis Court School. We are very proud of our Sixth Form and the opportunities we provide to our students. Year on year, we strive to ensure that our students get the best possible outcomes.
In a recent survey of Sixth Form students’ parents, 97% of parents agreed that ‘The Sixth Form expects my child to work hard and achieve their best.’
When parents were asked what we do well, responses were very positive and included:
- ‘Providing a good education to children. Updates regularly about the progress of the students. Engaging and involving parents in education and other school activities’
- ‘Good communication between parents and teachers. If student is falling behind or absent, meetings with teachers and the head to discuss progress and plans’
- ‘Encouraging students to learn harder and be well behaved’
- ‘Keeping everyone safe’
As well as the academic benefits of studying at Baylis Court School, sixth formers enjoy a well-furnished common room, study room, all day access to our school library and the school canteen.
Please take the time to look through the sections of our website. If you require any further information, please do not hesitate to contact the school.
THE SIXTH FORM CONSORTIUM
The Sixth forms at Baylis Court School and Herschel Grammar School have worked together for a decade to offer a range of Post 16 courses. In the Consortium, we pride ourselves on offering a supportive and nurturing environment. We ensure that every pupil is offered a high standard of teaching and learning, in conjunction with a variety of extra-curricular activities for pupils to develop their skills.
We aim to:
- Create a community in which the contribution of each individual is valued and celebrated;
- promote life-long learners;
- develop individual responsibility, tolerance and consideration for others;
- foster the ability to work together co-operatively and with an appreciation of group success;
- widen horizons and prepare our students to meet the challenges of the future with confidence;
- build a partnership between school, home and the wider community.
Excellent attendance is an important factor which will enable you to achieve success in the Sixth Form. We have developed a Sixth Form Attendance Requirement which is important for you to read. If you have any questions, please ask.
Work Experience in the Sixth Form
At Baylis Court School Sixth Form we pride ourselves on the vocational opportunities that we provide for our students. We work closely with ‘Learning to Work’ to ensure that all of our pupils are guaranteed a one week work experience placement in the summer term in Year 12. Students undergo an interview process to find out their areas of interest and the skills they need to develop for future employers. Students are then either provided with a tailored placement or have the opportunity of choosing their own.
Sixth Form Leadership Award
At Baylis Court School we aim to ‘inspire the leaders of tomorrow’ and in the Sixth Form this is no different. Sixth Form students have the opportunity to partake in the Leadership Award which sets out to recognise and reward students who show significant leadership both in school and in the local community. There are three awards to work towards:
- Bronze – 1 long term* leadership position alongside 1 other leadership role. Students will also need to partake in a community project.
- Silver – 2 long term* leadership position alongside 3 other leadership roles. Students will also need to partake in a community project.
- Gold - 3 long term* leadership position alongside 3 other leadership roles. Students will also need to partake in a community project.
The students are responsible for the organisation the award and students will receive their awards during the award ceremony in June of each academic year.
*‘Long term’ is defined as being for at least 7 weeks
As well as their academic studies, students are offered enrichment opportunities in the Sixth Form at Baylis Court. The purpose is to develop our students’ character and enable them to better apply and cope with further education and employment. Students are off timetable for one period each week where they are expected to put their studying aside.
In week A, students get access to the local leisure centre where they can partake in either team sports or work on their fitness.
In week B students are given the opportunity to develop themselves and broaden their horizons. This year, some examples of enrichment opportunities are: listening to visiting speakers from places like The Treasury and Royal Holloway University, DoE Gold, partaking in an online finance course, work experience and community based projects.
EDUCATION AND SKILLS FUNDING AGENCY- POST-16 TUITION FUNDING
The Education Skills and Funding Agency have made available funds for post-16 students to support their progress where learning has been disrupted. At Baylis Court School, we intend to use this to support post-16 students who are yet to pass their Maths GCSE. These students were unable to receive the full range of support on offer after schools were closed and were unable to sit their examinations in the academic year 2019/20. The money will be used to provide small group tuition for these students, in order to ensure they have the best possible chance of passing their Maths GCSE before completing their post-16 programme of study.