The Sixth Form Experience

 Every Lower Sixth student takes the Extended Project qualification.

In addition, every student takes FOUR specialist subjects from the 18 A levels that we offer. (Please note that there are inevitably some timetabling constraints, so not all combinations of subjects are possible, but we do our best to satisfy the vast majority of individual needs).

  • Art and Design
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Computing
  • Economics
  • English Literature
  • French
  • Further Mathematics
  • Geography
  • German (2018 is last year of entry)
  • History
  • Mathematics
  • Music
  • Physical Education
  • Physics
  • Psychology
  • Religious Studies
  • Spanish

‘The teachers have enabled me to reach heights I never imagined I would. It has been a genuine honour to be a student here’. Vibi Bhatia, student


Building Learning Habits

The great physicist Albert Einstein once said ‘It’s not that I am so smart.  But I stay with the questions longer’.  At Bishop Vesey’s Grammar School we agree with Einstein that the key to academic success is your commitment to learning.  We believe that right from Year 7 we need to build excellent learning habits in all our students.  That means we want our learners to be resilient and independent.  We want them to not be scared of getting stuck because there is so much that can be learned from tackling things that are both difficult and complex.  We also want students to look carefully at any assessment feedback and thoroughly respond to it.  Our Building Learning Habits programme develops better learners and greater academic success.

‘Students in the large sixth form enter with high prior attainment at GCSE. They make rapid progress and, year on year, reach consistently high standards at A level. In 2014, 85% attained the highest grades, placing the school in the top 25 nationally and third in the Midlands.’  OFSTED REPORT 2014