At Bishop Ramsey Sixth Form, we pride ourselves on supporting and guiding students to unlock their potential and achieve success. We believe that Sixth Form education should be a balance between high quality academic study and enrichment experiences to prepare students for life after post-16 education, whether that be the world of further education, apprenticeships or employment. We aim to develop the all-round skills that universities and employers are looking for in a modern society and want our young people to go out and make a positive contribution in the world as professionals once they leave Bishop Ramsey.

Work Experience

Our dedicated Careers department work with a number of external providers to give students a wide range of work experience opportunities. We also support students to write suitable application letters for competitive work experience opportunities in a variety of sectors, including Law and Medicine.

Activities, Events and Trips

We acknowledge that further education can be stressful/demanding so we offer a range of trips to help ensure students maintain a balance between learning and wellbeing. Yearly trips and events include:

  • Ice Skating at Christmas
  • Sixth Form Winter Ball
  • Theatre Trip
  • Ski Trip – open to all year groups
  • New York Trip – open to A-Level Psychology and Sociology students
  • Malawi Trip – open to all Sixth Form students every other year
  • Sixth Form Sporting Activities
  • Cultural Day
  • Enrichment Days and trips
  • A wide variety of subject-specific trips are offered throughout the school year.

Volunteering and Mentoring

All students in Year 12 are expected to carry out community service as part of their wider responsibilities. We strongly believe in our students giving back to the local community and ask that they dedicate at least one hour per week volunteering within the wider school community. Opportunities include lesson support, reading buddies, supporting whole school events or volunteering in local primary schools, care homes and charity shops.

Alongside this, students can undertake training to act as mentors to students in lower year groups in the school, offering them the opportunity to pass on their advice and expertise to benefit others. Students are also encouraged to set up, organise and lead both curricular and extra-curricular clubs for students in all year groups.