When you join Bishops’ Sixth Form, you will benefit not only from the courses you have picked, but from an exciting enrichment and support programme. This has been designed to help you grow in character and develop leadership skills, putting you in the best possible position from which to begin the rest of your life, a life that really can be lived `in all its fullness`.

Your A Levels provide the high academic standards that you require to enter further study or employment.  Alongside these, we aim to inspire you and provide opportunities to develop the leadership and teamwork skills that universities and employers also want to see in applications.  Enrichment opportunities at Bishops` help prepare you for a career by enabling you to gain experiences of leadership, initiative, resilience and communication in a context other than your A Level courses.


“Students in the sixth form benefit from a wide range of opportunities to develop their leadership skills and prepare them for the future.” Ofsted 2019

What we offer

The enrichment programme is delivered through Tutor Time, ULAS and Personal Development, as well as additional sessions when required. The programme develops according to the needs of our students but in recent years has included some of the following activities:

  • Almost 50% of students elect to complete their Silver Duke of Edinburgh Award. This nationally recognised qualification demonstrates dedication, resilience and the ability to work in a team.
  • An increasing number of our students’ complete peer support electives and act as positive role models to younger students by offering support in both reading and numeracy and enabling our students to acquire skills in leadership, communication and teaching.
  • All students pursue our `Quality in Careers` accreditation and complete elective volunteering or work experience placements in order to enhance their experiences, develop employ ability skills.
  • Many students complete an extended project qualification (EPQ) in a subject area of their own choice.
  • All students participate in our programme of ‘Wandering Wednesdays’ to enhance their spiritual development and encourage social action.

Educational Travel:

Our Sixth Form also provides opportunities for educational travel and to have the adventure of a lifetime whilst growing in character by showing love, compassion and care for others!

  • In recent years, students have spent two weeks in Uganda, volunteering with a Ugandan charity that supports children with additional educational needs. This trip is the culmination of a year of fundraising with activities inside and outside of school.
  • Students have also visited New York, Sorrento and Iceland.

Charity and Social Action

In line with Bishops` core Christian values and the commandment that Jesus gave us to `love one another`, there is a strong community and charity focus within our Sixth Form and lots of opportunities for students to get involved in social action projects. Activities such us these enable us to develop our sense of wise action and responsibility for others and ensures that the Bishops` Sixth Form is a force of good in the wider community and world.