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Welcome to Bristol Free School Sixth Form. A new, exciting and thriving learning community, offering a wide range of academic and vocational courses, preparing young adults for university, apprenticeships and successful employment.
We were delighted to be judged as Good in our first Ofsted inspection in March 2018. Inspectors commented on our 'clear aspirational environment' and that 'students 'make good progress' across our wide range of subjects.
As well as our reputation for high academic standards BFS Sixth Form is passionate about offering its students a high level of pastoral support, offering an engaging environment and ensuring all students have the opportunity to take part in a wide range of extra-curricular and enrichment activities from a range of sport to Model United Nations to Jazz Band.
BFS Sixth Form prides itself on ensuring our students have positive relationships with peers and with teachers so that they can maximise their progress. Inspectors said 'Positive relationships between teachers and students assist their learning and progress' and that 'Students value the support they receive from staff for both academic and pastoral needs'.
BFS Sixth Form is, above all, a happy and inclusive Sixth Form, a place where students work hard and where they find friendship, enrichment and support. It is an amazing place to work and study, and we look forward to welcoming you to our Sixth Form community.
Come and be a part of something special.
Meet our previous Head Boy, James, and see how he is getting on now he is at St Hugh's College, Oxford, studying Classics.
Thank you to everybody that attended our Open Evening on a wet and windy evening. We had a brilliant turnout and hope you all enjoyed seeing our wonderful Sixth Form. If you are an external student, please email us for details on our Sixth Former For A Day. The presentation from the evening can be found here.
Bristol Free School Sixth Form is celebrating a phenomenal set of results in its second year of A Levels, with 62% of all students achieving at least one A*- B grade and 27% achieving three A*- B grades. BTEC vocational courses also performed exceptionally well, with the average grade being a Distinction*.
The progress made by all students is extremely high and set to be well above the national average.
96% of all students that applied for university, accepted places onto their chosen degree courses. BFS students are going on to study a range of courses in social sciences, criminology, law, biochemistry, philosophy and ethics, dentistry, and medicine. One student will be reading mathematics at Oxford University and another is going to Cambridge to read French and Spanish.
Notable individual student successes include:
Matthew Ghosh: four A*s, has accepted a place at St Anne’s College, Oxford to read mathematics. Izzy Phillips: two A*s and an A, will be studying medicine at University of Birmingham. Callum Bryan, Christophe Hooper, Harry Moss and Daniel Whetton: all A* and A grades. Jack Payne: two A*s, an A and a B and achieved the best progress of any student. Max Cramer: three A*s and a B.
Headteacher Susan King said, “This is a wonderful set of results and I am so proud of all the students’ achievements. This Year 13 have been fantastic role models for the younger students at BFS and I would like to thank them for the contribution they have made to our wonderful community school.”
Assistant Headteacher and Head of Sixth Form, Rich Walker said, “I am very proud of this brilliant set of exam results, that are testament to the dedication and hard work of our students and staff. I couldn’t be happier”.
Students were found to make good progress in most subjects, and to develop positive relationships with the teaching staff. Inspectors noted that our teachers know the students well, enabling the students to feel comfortable approaching staff and that students feel well looked after at BFS Sixth Form. The report draws attention to the high aspirations of the school and its students and that the majority of our current Year 13 have applied for university or employment, including several Oxbridge applications.
A Level Results 2019
Please click here for a full report on our results from the summer of 2019.
UCAS applications for 2019 are now well away. We have been working hard helping prepare our students in preparation to submit their applications. See our UCAS timeline here.