Our Sixth Form students are interested young people who enjoy a variety of cultural experiences alongside their academic pursuits. Lecture programs, Music, Drama, STEM Science Club and the School Service Award run alongside a wide range of sports activities and sports leadership. They are also offered the opportunity to enrol on the Silver Duke of Edinburgh's Award Scheme. The award is non-competitive, voluntary, and open to all.


All Sixth Form students are expected to get involved in some of these activities which enrich their lives culturally and develop personal and team skills that are vital in an ever changing work environment. Indeed the whole concept of these enrichment activities is to enhance the development of well-rounded, caring, independent young people with a strong sense of moral and social responsibility.

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Duke of Edinburgh's Award Scheme

The Award fosters and develops key skills including teamwork, leadership, responsibility and independence.  It provides an enjoyable, challenging and rewarding personal development plan. Our students thrive as they become more self-reliant and their confidence grows through the activities they complete for Duke of Edinburgh. They become better timekeepers, more resilient, more aware of their strengths and have greater communication skills.

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D of E Personal Programme

Each participant creates his/her own personal programme of activities from four sections: Volunteering, Physical, Skills and Expedition. One activity from each section is chosen. It is up to the individual whether they choose to do something that they are already experienced in, or opt for a different approach; perhaps setting themselves the challenge of doing something completely new. 

For more information, please contact Mr J Bryson: JBryson@bcsweb.co.uk 


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The Sixth Form is a pre-University style culture with extremely high expectations and challenges, but equally high rewards at the end. It probably constitutes the best days of school at Bishop Challoner for many students.

"What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make." Jane Goddall - British primatologist, ethologist and anthropologist
Continuing to stay at Bishop challoner for sixth form was the best possible option for me as my teachers were able to work really closely with me thanks to small class sizes in order to push me harder academically and help me thrive. Staying at Challoner also meant that I was able to gain more confidence in myself and my studies as I received more opportunities such as taking part in performances for my drama A level and receiving personal feedback from teachers that helped to mentor me as I completed my A Levels and began to focus on my next chapter. PR, former Y13 student