Our purpose at Beechen Cliff is to develop aspiration, confidence and independence.

After two years in Sixth Form, we want students to be able to thrive as well-rounded individuals who can make a positive contribution to society. The opportunities we offer to students to develop themselves academically, personally and socially are unrivalled and Sixth Formers quickly feel part of the school, regardless of where they study in Year 11.

We believe our balanced curriculum is unique; we look forward to sharing it with you.

Virtual Graduate Careers Showcase – February 2021

The Showcase is our headline careers event and also marks the official launch of the Future Horizons programme for our Lower Sixth students


Prospective Sixth Form Students

Our Virtual Open Morning for 2021 admissions is on Saturday 17th October. Further information will be on our website in due course.
Applications for entry in September 2021 will open after this date.  Please see our admissions page for more information on admissions.

Existing Sixth Form Students

Links to the individual A level Subject Overviews can be found at the bottom of this page.

All key information about all aspects of life at Beechen Cliff Sixth Form can be found the Sixth Form Handbook (link below).  Key information includes:

  • Important Contact Details
  • Absence
  • Dress Code
  • Reporting Procedure
  • The Super Curriculum
  • EPQ
  • Future Horizons
  • Oxbridge Programme
  • Exams Information
  • Changing a Subject Procedure
  • Dropping a Subject Procedure

16 to 19 Bursary Fund

Students who were entitled to Free School Meals or Pupil Premium in Year 11 are strongly advised to apply for a 16 to 19 Bursary.

The 16 to 19 Bursary is also available to students who are considered to be from a low-income family and/or who need assistance with the costs associated with studying.

U6 students who received a Bursary Fund in Year 12, will need to re-apply.

Please use the Online Application Form to apply for a 16 to 19 Bursary. You will need to provide electronic versions of your proof of income and/or benefits, i.e. photos or scanned copies.

All applications will be reviewed by the Head of Sixth Form who will then contact you directly to let you know whether your son/daughter is eligible to receive a Bursary Fund.

For more detailed guidance, please visit https://www.gov.uk/guidance/advice-for-young-people-16-to-19-bursary-fund-guide or email HeadofSixth@beechencliff.org.uk.

Bursary Fund Application Form

Bursary Policy

Department of Education Funding for English and Maths

We have been allocated additional funding to support our students in the Sixth Form who are retaking their English or Mathematics GCSE exams in order to improve their grades to a 4 or above.

We provide 2 hours of weekly tuition from our English and Maths teachers for these students on top of their A Level or Level 3 timetable and support in the lead up to the public examinations in November 2020 and Summer 2021.


The Sixth Form Careers Programme – Future Horizons

In the Sixth Form, our careers programme is called Future Horizons. Information will be posted here at appropriate times.


Quick Links

Head of Sixth Form:  Mr James Oldham (HeadofSixth@beechencliff.org.uk)

Director of Sixth Form Studies (incl. UCAS, Future Horizons & EPQ):  Miss Kim Mather (kmather@beechencliff.org.uk)

Sixth Form Pastoral Manager:  Mrs Susie Ingram (singram@beechencliff.org.uk)

Sixth Form Attendance Officer: Mrs Allison Jones (sixthattendance@beechencliff.org.uk) Tel:  01225 485221

Exams Officer:  Mrs Kate Davison (exams@beechencliff.org.uk)

Admissions:  SixthFormAdmissions@beechencliff.org.uk