Backwell School is both dedicated to academic excellence and fully committed to a Comprehensive ethos.  The curriculum and admissions policy of the Sixth Form reflect those values.

The breadth of the curriculum is shown in two ways.  Firstly, by the large number of different subjects on offer, some of which are not available at other institutions.  For example, we are proud to offer highly successful A Level courses in three Modern Foreign Languages and we offer four different Art A Level courses (Fine Art, Graphic Communication, Photography and Textile Design).  The broad offer at Backwell is also shown by the different type of courses students can choose.  While most courses are at  A Level, we also offer the Extended Project Qualification and a range of Cambridge Technical and Level 3 Extended Certificate courses, as well as opportunities for re-take GCSE courses in English Language and Maths.  Full details of the courses offered can be found below in the ‘Sixth Form Courses Booklet’, which is updated annually in October.

The full admissions policy can also be found below.  The basic requirements for A Level courses or equivalent are five or more GCSEs at grades 5/C or above, including English at grade 5.  Some courses have their own subject-specific requirements in addition: for example, to study Maths at A Level it is necessary to achieve at least a grade 6 in GCSE Maths.

The new Sixth Form Course Options Booklet for 2017-19 (ie students joining the Sixth Form in September 2017)  can be downloaded by clicking on the link below:

Sixth Form Course Booklet 2017-19

16 - 19 Programmes of Study 

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Links to useful documents:

Application form for students currently at Backwell School (for entry in September 2017)

Application form for students applying from other schools (for entry in September 2017)

 

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Current Sixth Form students can view the course booklets appropriate to their particular year group by clicking on the links below:

Year 12

Sixth Form Course Booklet 2016-18   (Current Year 12)

Year 13

Sixth Form Course Booklet 2015-17  (Current Year 13)
 

 

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Admission Information

Sixth Form Admissions Arrangements 2017-18

Sixth Form Admissions Arrangements 2018-19

http://www.n-somerset.gov.uk/Education/admissions/Pages/Admissions.aspx