At Biddenham we are driven to ensure that all students are able to become the best version of themselves. We realise that students will need a great deal of support to make the step from GCSE to A level/Level 3 study. In order to help them with the transition we have a variety of ways in which we support each and every student.
As a sixth form student you will receive daily contact and support from your form tutor to ensure that you have a supportive point of contact, and they will be able to help you with all aspects of sixth form life. We are proud of the relationships that our pastoral team fosters with the students, providing guidance in the early stages of the transition to sixth form and ongoing support over the duration of their time with us.
We have a programme of study skills that runs throughout year 12 and 13 to support students with the necessary study skills such as organisation, time management, research skills, oracy and academic writing. These lessons develop to support students with their career choices, university and apprenticeship applications as well as interview skills and financial advice.
We also have a dedicated careers advisor who will help provide guidance on a one-to-one basis to support each student with their career choices. It is hugely important to us that our students understand the options open to them and have a strong understanding of how they could achieve their goals.
The school has high standards of our sixth form students and expect them to be role models for the younger students at Biddenham.
We require students to follow our guidelines and procedures throughout their time with us. Below are our expectations for sixth form:
As a school we offer both academic and emotional support for individual student needs. These include: