Headmaster’s Welcome to Sixth Form

Welcome from the Headmaster

Opening a new chapter on your educational journey, the Sixth Form is the time to take ownership of your own learning, to become independent, and to embrace the wide range of courses we are able to offer at Bredon. Aimed at both Academic and Vocational qualifications, courses are designed to continue and develop pupil successes from Year 11. When choosing options for the coming year, you have the ability to continue with subjects that you have enjoyed to date or embark on new pathways and study subjects that allow you to gain qualifications for the next step of your educational journey.

It is not only important to choose the right courses but also to find subjects you are committed and passionate about to ensure success. This is also an important opportunity to consider additional activities on offer here at Bredon, such as the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme or Combined Cadet Force, as well as our award-winning Sixth Form work experience programme.

Bredon ranks as one of the most successful value added schools in the UK which demonstrates how much progress our Sixth Form pupils make between the end of Key Stage 4 and the end of their Sixth Form Studies (16-18 years). Sixth Form provision at Bredon is coordinated by the Head of Sixth Form and supported by a dedicated team of Sixth Form tutors and Housemasters who offer strong pastoral support throughout.

I look forward to welcoming you to the Sixth Form in September. Please do not hesitate to get in touch should you have any questions.

Kindest Regards

Mr Oldham

Welcome from the Head of Sixth Form

As Head of Sixth Form at Bredon School I am proud of our pupils and it is a privilege to be involved in this stage of their education.
Every pupil is valued as an individual who has unique qualities. They will each be supported by a team of experienced teachers and extra-curricular staff, helping them to realise their personal goals, both academically, socially and from a personal development perspective. Our aim is to ensure that all pupils leave us as well-rounded, resourceful and resilient individuals who are equipped to succeed in the next stage of their lives.

Our strong pastoral provision is delivered by experienced tutors, supported by the extended pastoral team, offering an essential point of contact and continuity throughout the Sixth Form. Personal tutors support pupils through any challenging times and are there to celebrate with them in their individual successes.
In addition to the academic subjects, and embedded within the Sixth Form Programme, are a series of Wainwright talks. These talks are aimed to broaden our pupils’ knowledge and understanding of the wider world, helping them to become more responsible and informed young people. External speakers help pupils to gain insight into career choices, apprenticeships, working in the voluntary sector, GAP year options and many other topics besides.

The Careers Team at Bredon School supports pupils to select the pathway that best suits them on the next stage of their journey. They will receive further information during their off-site trip to Bristol University and Apprenticeship Search Fair, when they will also have the opportunity to meet prospective employers.
Where busy timetables permit, work experience will also be arranged, tailored to a pupil’s preferred career choices. These are fully supported by the school and staff regularly visit placements to ensure all is working well.

During their time in the Sixth Form, pupils are not only challenged in the academic setting but also throughout their outdoor activities. The Sixth Form Leadership Camp, which takes place each October, promotes leadership skills, supports pupils to communicate effectively and overcome challenges they may never have thought possible.

Many of our pupils aspire to be a member of the Prefect Team and take on additional leadership roles and responsibilities within the school community. Those in our senior prefect positions are supported in their development by attending the ‘Senior Prefect Development Programme’ which is organised by the Society of Heads.
I look forward to welcoming you into our vibrant Sixth Form community and embracing all the opportunities on offer.

Best wishes

Mr Cradock
Head of Sixth Form