Sixth Form students at BCS have the opportunity to listen to a variety of enriching internal and external speakers throughout the course of their studies. Previous topics have included: Internet Safety, Chiropractic Careers, The conflict in the Middle East, the role of the RNLI, the National Citizen Service and When Good Doctors Do Bad Things.
Careers advice and guidance is provided through the tutor system, with each pupil being closely supported by the Sixth Form team. As well as external speakers providing information about universities and apprenticeship routes, we also take pupils to the national UCAS conventions and biannually host an International Universities convention in which 20 international universities come and share information about the courses that they offer. 97% of BCS pupils who applied to university in 2017 gained a place in their preferred university of choice, with degree choices ranging from Fashion and Merchandising to International Economics and Chemistry with Drug Discovery.
Not all success is measured by academic achievement though. A number of the Year 12 pupils took on the role of peer mentor, aiding and supporting pupils in the younger years in order to allow them to flourish. The prefect team have gone in to lower school lessons in their chosen subject areas to act as support for the younger pupils, in many cases increasing the confidence of both sets of students. The sixth form pupils also volunteered in care homes, ran the Race for Life and organised the Winter Ball to raise money for their chosen charities to name but a few events.
There are numerous opportunities for pupils to develop their confidence and leadership skills here at BCS in order to best prepare them for whatever their next steps may be and we will continue to support them on their journeys.
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