"Why be just a face in the crowd when you can be an individual in a small, vibrant, inclusive, multi-cultural Sixth Form. Bishop Challoner Sixth Form challenges students to excel academically, culturally and socially." - Mr Bryson, Head of Sixth Form
Bishop Challoner Sixth Form is very much seen as the transition between school, university and a life of work. We also welcome those who have completed their GCSEs elsewhere, provided they have met the entry criteria.
The Sixth Form has a strong academic base and our small class sizes allow teachers and students to develop a real partnership. The focus is on core A level qualifications, as these are recognised by Russell Group and other universities. Bishop Challoner offers a wide range of subjects to meet the diverse interests and ambitions of our students and we have high expectations of them in terms of their commitment to their studies and their self-motivation.
We provide a high level of individual support, from supervised study sessions to personal academic mentoring, and an excellent range of facilities and resources. Our Sixth Formers have access to dedicated study rooms equipped with computers, as well as access to the newly refurbished library. There is also a comfortable university-style common room for relaxing and St Catherine's Sixth Form Study Centre provides tutorial rooms and a kitchen.
Sixth Form students play a unique and valuable role in the school, contributing actively to the wider life of the school community. They arrange and run events with younger pupils, demonstrating tremendous leadership and motivation, particularly through the House System. The Head and Deputy Student, Chaplaincy Prefect, Prefects and various House and Sports Captains play a particularly key role in school life and competition is fierce for these positions of responsibility.
Bishop Challoner students are interested young people who enjoy a variety of cultural experiences alongside their academic pursuits. Lecture programmes, Music, Drama, STEM Science Club, Duke of Edinburgh Award and the School Service Award run alongside a wide range of sports activities and sports leadership opportunities.