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Bishop Stopford School Sixth Form is a lively community of approximately 400 students offering 24 A level subjects. Standards at A level continue to be impressive; approximately 150 students go on to university including Oxford and Cambridge every year.

Students enrol on 3 A Level courses in Year 12 provided they have sufficient GCSE grades including English.  If GCSE re-takes in Maths are required, this may be possible in combination with A Level courses.

High achievers may take up to 4 subject-specific A Level courses in Year 12.

A separate Sixth Form Centre exists with its own social area and specialist staff. A new state-of-the-art extension which doubled the amount of floor space to provide tutorial rooms, offices and a large university style study area was completed in September 2012.

An annual trip is organised to either Hawaii and San Francisco or Canyonlands which is open to all students and is a particular bonus to being in the Sixth Form. Subject specific trips are also arranged to complement individual courses.

A Head Boy and Girl are elected every spring in Year 12 and hold the position through Year 13. They perform a number of leadership duties and are important ambassadors of the school.

We are always pleased to receive applications from students at other schools who wish to join our Sixth Form. Nearly a quarter of our Sixth Form students join us from other schools across Northamptonshire, Leicestershire and Rutland. These external students bring welcome ‘new blood’ and have generally shown great benefit from the ‘fresh start’. A separate brochure, a special Parents’ Evening and an Induction course all help to pave the way from Year 11 to Year 12.