Bedford Sixth Form has huge A Level pass rate

Above: James Stonebridge, Milly Clayton and Robert Greener
Above: James Stonebridge, Milly Clayton and Robert Greener

Students taking A Levels at Bedford Sixth Form have cleaned up with 100% pass rates in subjects including sciences, further mathematics, physics and politics.

The Bedford Sixth Form (TBSF) offers the widest choice of more than 30 A-Level and BTEC subjects to full-time students compared to local school sixth forms, many of which have cut back on courses this year.

Tom Weeks

Tom Weeks

Overall in 2016, TBSF had a 97% pass rate with 16% of those being at the top level A or A*.

High performing students from local schools are encouraged to join TBSF and take a step towards the most sought after university places across the UK.

This year an Academic Excellence Bursary Scheme has been launched offered £4,000 towards studying for A Levels at TBSF.

Head of The Bedford Sixth Form, Paul Clarkson, said: “The Bedford Sixth Form recruits from a wide catchment and coming to a new college brings with it additional costs. We want more people to benefit from this first class sixth form experience, so in addition to our wide range of student support packages our charitable trust is generously supporting a new Academic Excellence Bursary Scheme.

“The purpose of the scheme is to ensure our highest-performing students are not distracted by having to look for work to meet travel and other costs. This is therefore not means tested.”