Curriculum 6th Form
In the Lower Sixth Form, pupils usually choose four subjects, or three subjects and the Extended Project Qualification. As with the GCSE options, the pupils pick their options first and then the timetable is written to accommodate their options, this also applies to the pupils who join the Sixth Form from other schools. If students chose to study double maths (maths & further maths), this leads to two A Levels, but is taught on slightly fewer periods than two different subjects.
For the first half term of the Lower Sixth, all pupils follow a research skills programme to help support their studies in all subjects.
Pupils in the Upper Sixth either continue with three or four subjects to full A Level. Those who have chosen an EPQ finish this in the Lower Sixth. For the academic year 2021-22, those pupils taking three A Levels also choose an additional studies option as a form of enrichment. These courses are offered in a wide variety of things such as DIY, Animation, Law, and Programming.
Sixth Formers also follow a full Learning for Life programme. This includes modules on (amongst other things) financial literacy, wellbeing, research skills, as well as specialist Higher Education and careers advice. Pupils also have a fortnightly lecture series with visiting speakers coming into the school. Pupils considering medical-based degrees and careers, are timetabled into a fortnightly Medics Group where they find out more about these courses and careers as well as being given advice and support towards their applications.
“Bancroft’s provides a creative and supportive environment which focusses on encouraging personal growth; whether it be through music, theatre, sports or academia, all students leave Bancroft’s feeling more confident, more empowered and more ready for adult life.”Jaya, Upper Sixth (year 13)
Watch this video for an introduction to Bancroft’s Sixth Form:
(please note Mr Lee left as our Head of Sixth Form in summer 2021)