A welcome from Mr MacLeod – Vice Principal of BSF

We are Beal Sixth Form: one sixth form – across two sites – offering three pathways to success.

Our students are proud of their school community and strive to fulfil their promise and potential. We staff all work together across our sixth form family to provide the best academic and pastoral support we can, so our young people can be the best they can.

Results are outstanding, with almost half of all A level grades A*-B and a pass rate of 100%. In 2020 four of our students took up their places at Oxford and Cambridge university and nine students were accepted at Medical school – a BSF record! 85% of our young people go to university – including one in four who take up their place at the most competitive and high tariff universities. with all others on secured destinations on apprenticeships, employment or other education pathways. Most importantly, our young people are confident, caring and well-rounded individuals and they make us all proud to work at Beal Sixth Form.

At Beal Sixth Form, our broad, balanced and ambitious curriculum enables students to build a successful future. Our academic pathways are flexible and aspirational and our personal development curricula inspires our young people to develop their skills, build their character and achieve top grades to facilitate successful progression routes.

The curriculum works in conjunction with Beal Sixth Form’s ethos and values. It aims to improve the life chances and social capital of all learners, through an inclusive approach to the curriculum and dynamic teaching and learning. The curriculum is well designed to provide a broad range of courses and pathways to allow progression routes for all students to maximise success. It offers 40 academic and vocational courses across three pathways, including our unique Level 2 three year pathway with a foundation year for students who have yet to achieve a 4 in GCSE English and Maths, enabling them to build their skills, linguistic and numerical competence so that they are ready for level 3 in year 2. The curriculum prepares every student to access a university course or a professional career through our personal development and professional skills programme. These create opportunities for students to develop leadership skills through engagement with higher education and the professional workplace.

Beal Sixth Form provides students with opportunities to take the curriculum beyond the classroom through participating in extracurricular and enrichment activities to create independent and creative learners. At BSF we are not an exam factory; exam grades alone seldom facilitate future prosperity, fulfilment or well-being. It is our duty to ensure every student at BSF participates fully in a personal development award that challenges them to think more, give more and commit more to their wider community. Through projects, workshops, talks, events, mentoring, volunteering, fundraising and work experience, they will build their self-confidence, develop their employability skills and graduate from BSF ready to flourish in the world outside. The curriculum fosters the development of students’ personal growth, health and wellbeing preparing them to become effective citizens and make a positive contribution to wider British society. Most importantly the curriculum enables students to lead happy, fulfilled lives and to develop their passion for learning.

Please contact us if you’d like to find out more information about joining our community.

Best wishes

Mr MacLeod