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Sixth Form

The Sixth Form at Badminton truly provides a meaningful transition to university life. Girls learn to live together in a community, study independently and manage their time in a safe, supportive environment. A distinctive feature of our Sixth Form is our seminar and tutorial style of teaching which gives the girls good preparation for undergraduate life. The girls wear their own clothes as we believe that it is important for them to be comfortable and be able to express their personalities in an appropriate manner.

In the Lower Sixth most girls take four AS subjects from the list below. In some circumstances, Further Mathematics can be taken as a fifth subject. Following the publication of AS results at the end of the 6B year, pupils decide with which subjects they will continue the following academic year. In most cases, pupils drop a subject and complete three full A-levels.

 

  • Mathematics
  • Further Mathematics
  • English Literature
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish
  • Latin
  • Art
  • Music
  • Theatre Studies
  • Geography
  • Ethics and Philosophy of Religion
  • History
  • Politics*
  • History of Art*
  • Economics*
  • Photography*
  • Food and Nutrition

*these subjects are introduced in the Sixth Form and require no previous study.

Download our Sixth Form Prospectus: 

Sample Year 12 timetable 

Sample Year 13 timetable 

Lower Sixth Curriculum Choices

Badminton Sixth Formers are afforded many opportunities
to extend themselves beyond the curriculum. Girls are encouraged to select from a wide range of options and often take up new initiatives. The girls cover important topics such as PSHE, study skills, writing a CV, careers guidance
etc. in the weekly Higher Education programme. All girls also take the English Speaking Board qualification, which prepares them for giving presentations and discussing issues of current affairs. We also run the Prince's Trust 'Challenge 500' enterprise scheme and train a selected group of girls as Peer Mentors.

Many girls serve the school and local community through voluntary work.  This takes the form of working with the young and the elderly, helping children to read, working in charity shops and assisting with sporting activities. 

We are one of the few schools in the country which has timetabled Higher Education sessions, with outside speakers and in-house preparation for life beyond Badminton. Girls are given advice on courses, careers and writing a personal statement and are all afforded a good deal of individual attention. Links with universities gives the girls the opportunity to experience lectures and seminars before they leave school.

Important information:

A Level and GCSE results for the past four years

Leavers Destinations 2016

A-LEVEL (Year 13)

2016

2015

2014

2013

Grades A*, A, B

89.9%

86.4%

85.3%

89%

Average number of subjects per candidate

3.29

3.38 

3.40

3.30