Welcome to The Court
At this time, post Covid 19, the world of education is in upheaval. Students have become used to remote teaching, the ‘gloss’ of university education has started to fade as students have had to work from home. We have repositioned The Court 6th Form to reflect the current trend towards apprenticeships, and training preparation for the world of work, as well as a stronger focus on students gaining places at the very best Universities both in the UK and abroad. Bedstone is now in a position to take advantage of fast-emerging opportunities, whilst retaining the caring ethos and focus on pastoral care for which it is well known.
Expectations are high. We are keen to ensure that academic success is one of the key features of the school. Our pupils will realise their full potential. By the time they leave, their results will ensure that they are capable of taking up places at the top Universities or on the most competitive Corporate Apprenticeship schemes. We will develop students with the intellectual inquisitiveness to prosper, as well as the emotional strength, community awareness and moral compass to become the very best global citizens.
Our multi-cultural 6th form accepts exceptional students from all over the world. Members of our teaching staff speak a large number of languages which enable students to settle in more quickly. We demonstrate tolerance towards each other; being confident enough to respect each other’s opinions and views – putting others before ourselves.
Unique Features of the Court 6th Form
- The University Guarantee Scheme shows the confidence that we have in our product. Having agreed the University destination for the student early in the Lower Sixth, the school offers a £5000 cash back guarantee if the student does not achieve that place.
- A bespoke one-to-one tutoring system that will ensure that students are on track throughout their time in the 6th form. It will also give parents the opportunity to view their progress, both in academic and personal development terms, as they move through their courses.
- Industrial Mentors will be allocated to each 6th form student. They will be encouraged to think about their possible future careers and will then be allocated an external mentor. This ‘guide’ will help them towards their goal whether that is a place at University, an apprenticeship or a job opportunity.
- The HFA scheme, alongside the Occupational Gateway, offers an opportunity for talented students with an all-consuming passion to pursue their ambition of a career in their chosen area. Combining A levels, BTECs, project work, visits, guest seminars and work placements, this pathway will allow students to maximise their opportunities. With outcomes on university courses, apprenticeships and straight into employment, this pathway trains students for a life in work, not just academia.