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Bideford College

Bideford College

Our Sixth Form

Academic Life

During your time at Bideford College Sixth Form you will follow a comprehensive study programme that offers you a broad understanding of your chosen subjects.

The study programme will contain the following five elements:

- Academic or vocational qualifications

- Work experience or voluntary work

- Tutorial support and enrichment

- Private study

- GCSE Maths and English language if a student hasn't already achieved a grade 4 or above.

All students who are studying in the Sixth Form will be given a minimum target grade that they are expected to meet and ideally exceed. We expect our students to be aspirational, and we will monitor and support them to achieve these targets.

During your time in the Sixth Form, you will stay with your designated tutor for the two years. Tutors will help and support you with your workload as well as help oversee applications for higher education and employment.


Sixth Form is a time for you to learn more about who you are and how you fit into the world, with good friendships and overall wellbeing playing an important role.

We are proud of the warm, inclusive and fun environment that we have with all of our Sixth Form cohorts. Whilst we will always encourage it, Sixth Form activities outside of the classroom tend to be peer driven, creating a greater sense of community, inclusivity and family. Student led activities include sporting tournaments, bake sales, fundraising days, BBQ's, and beach cleaning.

These activities are vital to our students wellbeing; learning how to relax throughout stressful periods is an important life skill.

We support our students wellbeing with:

  • Access to a gym

  • Sporting activities

  • Counselling

  • Staff communication

  • Open door policy

  • Student support room

  • Quiet spaces

  • Interest modules, e.g. cooking for uni, art, chess, yoga, badminton

  • Activities to relax e.g. baking

  • Student BBQ's

  • Team leading and resilience training with the Army.