Sixth Form Information
Key Dates & Information
Freshers' Day 2023 - Thursday 29 June 09:00-13:00
The focus of this event will be for applicants to get to know the Sixth Form, our staff and fellow students, ahead of starting in September.
Important: Applicants need to confirm they are attending by completing online registration before 15 June. The link to this form has been sent via email to all priority 1 parent/carer contacts. If you have not received a link to register please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Transport to this event: It will be possible on the morning of this event for students to travel to Freshers' on the following Burgate bus routes free of charge; B1-B6 and 763. Return travel will be possible at the end of this event to Salisbury city centre only via the X3. It will not be possible for non-Burgate Freshers' to travel on any of our other Burgate bus routes on this day.
Applications are still open for Year 12 places starting in September 2023: Apply here.
If you are unable to access our online application portal please call for assistance: 01425 652039
Sixth Form College Virtual Welcome -
To view our virtual online welcome please click here
For our Sixth Form prospectus click here
For information on courses please view our
course curriculum pages.
Parents can get more information by downloading:
The Parents' Guide to studying A levels
For all travel information please visit our travel page
or email: email@example.com
To speak to a member of the sixth form team please call:
01425 652039 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
WHAT OFSTED HAS SAID
We were delighted to receive an outstanding judgement for our Sixth Form in our most recent Ofsted inspection in May 2019. We are also one of the very best performing 16-18 providers in the local area in terms of progress, significantly outperforming the local grammar schools.
The Burgate Sixth Form is renowned as a centre of outstanding learning. With extensive facilities, superb resources and excellent results we are able to offer the full range of A Level qualifications to our students, in addition to equivalent Cambridge Technical and BTEC Level 3 qualifications.
Our Sixth Form contributes strongly to the aspirational culture that permeates the whole main school: for the majority of our Year 11 students enrolling in the Sixth Form is a natural progression. We also attract a large number of students from other schools across Hampshire, Wiltshire and Dorset, all aspiring to join The Burgate for their sixth form studies.
“Teachers have high expectations and know the students very well.” Ofsted 2019
We pride ourselves on the level of support available for our students on a personal as well as an academic level. Tutors and student-welfare staff are always on hand should any student have personal issues they need support with.
Our professional careers advisor provides guidance as students consider what they may wish to pursue beyond Burgate through one to one higher education and careers interviews. We also offer access to ‘Unifrog’ which is an online resource providing information about degree, apprenticeship and career routes.
We are extremely proud of the level of success our students attain with results of a consistently high standard. Students leave The Burgate Sixth Form with the confidence and independence to go on to achieve great things. Many students continue to their first choice destination in Higher Education, Training or Employment.
“Outcomes in Sixth Form are above the national average.” Ofsted 2019
Students can expect first class and inspirational teaching in a harmonious and inclusive environment. Whilst we cultivate a strong work ethic to ensure each student fulfils his or her individual potential, we also foster social aspects of college life.
We believe that our students’ learning is further enhanced through interactions not only within our immediate school community but with the wider community. Our students are encouraged to contribute towards community projects and fundraising, as well as joining in with the many clubs, societies and social events on offer and undertaking work experience.
“The quality of teaching, learning and assessment is excellent in the Sixth Form.” Ofsted 2019
Our Sixth Form was rated "Outstanding" by Ofsted in 2019
A Level Transition Packs for Year 12 & 13 students
Sixth Form College Open Evening Autumn 2023 TBC 18:00 - 20:00: We hope you are able to come and visit our college on open evening - please see above more more information. In the meantime please view our virtual welcome or contact us if you have any questions: Virtual welcome
Sixth Form College Taster Day Autumn 2023 TBC. Year 11 prospective students are invited to come and spend a day with us to get a taste for Burgate College life.
Taster Day is an opportunity for students to familiarise themselves with the surroundings, trial some taster lessons, meet staff and make new friends.
Sixth Form Bursary
Money towards the cost of your studies:
The 16-19 Bursary fund is designed to help support those young people who face the greatest barriers to continuing in education or training post 16. The fund has two elements: bursaries for vulnerable young persons (Nominated Bursary) and discretionary bursaries for young people facing financial barriers to participation (Discretionary Bursary).
Bursary funds are used to help pay for the costs related to participation in full-time education, such as the costs of transport, meals, books and equipment and trips.
For more details please download the 16-19 Bursary Fund Notes.
When you have read the 16-19 Bursary Fund Notes if you think you may be eligible, please download, print and complete the application form below. Please either hand it in on Sixth Form Enrolment Morning or take it to either the Sixth Form or Finance Office. You will need to provide proof of income for the household in which you live.
Bursary Application Form 2021-2022 Bursary Application Form 2022-2023
If you have any questions please contact our Finance Department on 01425 652039, option 3, or email us at email@example.com. We will be happy to help you.
The transition packs below provide useful resources to work through to help you familiarise yourself with the A Level content for the following year. At the end of year 11 these packs are particularly useful in helping with the transition from GCSE to A level.
3D Design A level Transition Pack
Biology A level Transition Pack
Business A level Transition Pack
Chemistry A level Transition Pack
1. Balancing Equations
Computer Science A level Transition Pack
Drama and Theatre A level Fact Sheet
A level Drama and Theatre Preparation Tasks
Economics A level Transition Pack
English Language A level Transition Pack
English Literature A level Transition Pack
Fine Art A level Transition Pack
French A level Transition Pack
Media Studies A level Transition Pack
Photography A level Transition Pack
Physics A level Transition Pack
Politics A level Transition Pack
Psychology A level Transition Pack
RS (Philosophy & Ethics) A level Transition Pack
Sociology A level Transition Pack
Spanish A level Transition Pack