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 @dowse_helen: A big thankyou to our Stay With Me volunteers who spend time with patients and their carers at Salisbury Hospital #carers…

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iMechE presents the Arnold Barks Christmas Lecture 2019 with guest presenter @original_stig Perry McCarthy taking to KS4&5 students from local schools and colleges in Salisbury https://t.co/yMU8f5...

11 December
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Congratulations to Ben J in Yr 7 and Ben in Yr9 who have been selected to play trumpet for the U12 and U14 National Children’s Orchestras of Great Britain respectively.

An incredible achievement for ...

11 December
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We have a lonely bunny that was left behind in the cathedral after the Carol Concert last night. Could the owner please contact reception and we will arrange a reunion with its young carer... https://...

11 December
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We look forward to welcoming @original_stig Perry McCarthy to BWS this afternoon who will be delivering this years Christmas IMechE lecture to students from local schools and colleges https://t.co/V53...

11 December
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RT @BWSRugby: Excited to see @BWordsworths M Bradwell in the @PhilippineRugby U19 squad for today’s @asiarugby semi final.#representing #be…

11 December
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RT @BWSGeography: @BWordsworths @CAFOD @journalupdate Forgot to say - it has been so lovely hearing students talking about providing water…

11 December
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RT @CAFOD: @BWordsworths @journalupdate Incredible! Thank you so much to your amazing students 💚

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Christian Union - Chapel

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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