Sixth Form Information

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Sixth Form Open Evening 2021 -
Wednesday 3 November 2021 18:00-20:30
Booking is not be required. You are welcome to arrive at any time during this event to meet subject staff, students and view our purpose built sixth form centre and facilities.

Sixth Form College Taster Day for current Year 11 students - 
Thursday 11 November 2021. 
An online registration form will open on our website soon - students wishing to come to this event should ensure that they have registered for a place by Thursday 4 November.

Applications open for 2022 click here

Sixth Form College Virtual Welcome - To view our virtual online welcome please click here 


For information on courses please view our

Sixth Form Prospectus 

Or Download our 

 The Parents' Guide to studying A levels in 2020-2021

For all Travel informtaion please view our

Burgate School Bus Timetable and ticket information

or email 


To speak to a member of the sixth form team please call:

01425 652039


Sixth Form Staff

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Our Sixth Form was rated "Outstanding" by Ofsted in 2019

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 quality of teaching, learning and assessment is excellent in the Sixth Form.” Ofsted 2019

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. 

“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.

“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.


Open Events - Come and visit us


Sixth Form College Open Evening - Wednesday 3 November 2021: We hope you are able to come and visit our college on open evening and will be posting more details about this event here soon. In the meantime please view our virtual welcome or contact us if you have any questions:  To view please click here

Sixth Form College Taster Day - Thursday 11 November 2021. Year 11 prospective students are invited to come and spend a day with us to get a taste for Burgate College life. We will update this page shortly with how to register your place.

Taster Day is an opportunity for students to familiarise themselves with the surroundings, trial some taster lessons, meet staff and make new friends. Our online Taster Day application form will appear here later in the year.

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 2020-2021            Bursary Application Form 2021-2022

If you have any questions please contact our Finance Department on 01425 652039, option 3, or email us at finance@burgate.hants.sch.uk. We will be happy to help you.

Download our Sixth Form Bursary Policy. 


A Level Transition Packs for Year 12 & 13 students

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. 


Please think about some of the topics that you will be covering and work through tasks included in these packs to help prepare you for the year ahead. 


You can download Summer transition work for Year 12 or the 'Your future' Summer work booklet for year 13:

Art A level Transition Pack

Biology A level Transition Pack

Business A level Transition Pack

Chemistry A level Transition Pack
see also: 
1. Balancing Equations 

  2. Maths in Chemistry   

  3. Practical Skills

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

French A level Transition Pack

Geography A level Transition Pack

History A level Transition Pack

ICT BTEC Nationals Level 3

Maths A level Transition Pack

Media Studies A level Transition Pack

Music A level Transition Pack

PE 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