Head of Sixth Form (Years 12-13)
The transition from GCSE to Sixth form studies is undoubtedly one the biggest challenges young people undertake in their academic lives.
Consequently, it is fundamentally important that they pick subjects that they both enjoy and are able to succeed in whilst leaving as many options open as possible as they head into further education or the work place.
Every member of the Sixth Form team at Bede's has a wealth of experience and is used to guiding pupils as they embrace the myriad challenges before them.
Sixth Form life is different to that of the GCSE years, with pupils now being young adults. As such, the relationships they have with teachers tend to develop significantly; as well as standard lessons, staff at Bede's welcome the opportunity to work with pupils individually to ensure that they understand major concepts and are on course to succeed.
We have a dedicated Sixth Form Centre that includes both silent and communal working areas, a computer room and social area that is open every day exclusively for the use of Sixth Form pupils.
In addition to the academic side of things, we also try to integrate every pupil into the Sixth Form by arranging a number of social events throughout the course of the year.
These are very well attended and help pupils to both make new friends and feel that they are valued members of the Bede's community.
“ I believe that teaching is an art, and may be the greatest of the arts. If we do our jobs well then we can empower young people to have limitless aspirations. ”
Jason Henham, Head of Sixth Form
Sixth Form News and Blogs
14 October 2019
Recently, our Lower Sixth Humanities students got the chance to polish their public speaking in the Bede's Debating Morning.
11 October 2019
We were delighted to welcome British Triathlon Paralympian Joe Townsend and Nelson Mandela’s former bodyguard Chris Lubbe.
10 October 2019
We were proud to celebrate our brand-new Sixth Form Centre with an official opening on Wednesday 9 October.
I have been at Bede’s for 10 years, and the training I have received means I can choose the future I want.Alina Wiltshire, Lower Sixth Interviewed in 2016
People need to know that this is the future of independent schooling. It’s quite a unique place.Edmund Cudlipp, Lower Sixth Interviewed in 2014
It's strange when I think back. It sounds really cheesy, but I don't know how else to say it - I found myself here.Helen Clements, Lower Sixth Interviewed in 2012