Welcome to Bishop Wordsworth's
Sixth Form

A Level Results 2019
100% pass rate, 73% A*-B, 21% A*, a record 18 places at Oxbridge

 

Prospectus

Thank you for considering BWS Sixth Form for your A levels. We offer excellent academic opportunities that will allow you to enjoy your chosen subjects and achieve the highest grades. Our experienced subject specialists teach a wide selection of courses, allowing students to find their ideal combination of A levels. BWS students are sought by universities and employers, so studying at Bishop Wordsworth's is a great investment in your future. We have been teaching female students through a partnership arrangement for many years, and are excited that from September 2020 BWS Sixth Form will become fully co-educational.

We are also proud of the strong communities and rich opportunities our school offers. Our students enjoy strong friendships, and excel in music, drama and a wide variety of sporting and academic competitions, as well as providing leadership for younger pupils. They display responsibility, humour and creativity, and contribute freely to the life of our wider local community.

We believe Bishop Wordsworth’s School has a great deal to offer, and hope that you will be excited by the opportunities available here.

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RT @BWSAdventure: Ten tors training. Lovely day for it #reflections @BWordsworths https://t.co/dyAvjw5Pza

22 January
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RT @BWSAdventure: Ten Tors training underway. Yr12 and Yr10 teams prep for a bit of North Moor action after a lovely night under tarp @BWor…

22 January
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BWS A lister Ralph Fiennes stars in ‘The King’s Man’…his latest attempt to save the World…#blockbuster #filmstar #movies #teambws https://t.co/Z68t7Vc2tg

21 January
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Congratulations to Mr Duckett and 9M who were the next class to collect their pizza prize for the most year 9 Head Masters distinctions https://t.co/ek8GmWTyWh

20 January
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A historic first ever mens match between @BWSFootball and @southwiltsgram in the Wiltshire U18 County Cup. A great match played with a fantastic attitude by both teams. Good luck for the rest of the s...

19 January
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8W enjoying their Head Masters distinctions pizza lunch with form tutor Mr Brundle humbly letting the students take centre stage.... https://t.co/V6eS9e18Oh

18 January
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BWS are looking to appoint a new Deputy Head (Pastoral) to work alongside the existing Deputy Head (Academic). The new appointment will have significant responsibility in leading and developing the pa...

18 January
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RT @BWSSports: Quality day at the office for the @BWordsworths basketball seniors this weekend going unbeaten and coming away champs at the…

18 January

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Y13 Mock Examinations - until ...
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Little Kickers - Sports Hall
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Little Kickers - Sports Hall
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Our Heritage

The Bishop’s School, as it was then called, opened on its current site on the 16th April 1890 with 45 boys. Girls were welcomed in 1902 and the school was coeducational until 1927. We now have around 1000 pupils across the school, about 300 of whom are in the Sixth Form.

The legacy of Bishop John Wordsworth and our heritage and traditions are something we are very proud of. The marriage of old and new, historical roots and innovative development makes for a unique educational experience for every one of our students.

With our privileged location within the Close and monthly school services in the splendour of the Cathedral, lasting memories are created for current and former students alike.

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