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 @BWSGeology: STEM Club today...modelling impact craters using flour, cocoa powder and hyper-velocity marbles...! https://t.co/8qqeY0yjEd

20 November
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Three of our 18yo @BWSPolitics students are being interviewed live on BBC Radio Wiltshire at 08:15 this morning discussing their views as young voters on the Johnson\Corbyn ITV debate last night

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20 November
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RT @PennyCalvertUK: Ding dong! A warm welcome awaits you on Saturday10:30 and 3pm at the Christmas Fayre @BWordsworths school Exeter St Sal…

20 November
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In STEM Club on Wednesday lunchtime Dr Smallwood looks at "How to make an impact that will change the face of the Earth"!! W3 - Wed 20th November 12:20-12:50
#GeologyRocks https://t.co/uvIvCVR2oG

18 November
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RT @BWSRugby: Looking forward seeing our @BWordsworths
youngsters have a runaround this week in some exciting fixtures! The u12's are off…

18 November
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HM Blog:- "Uplifting Conversations"

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18 November
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RT @BWSScience: IMechE Arnold Barks Xmas Lecture - Behind The Wheel with The STIG - Wed 11th Dec 2019

@TTS_Head @SarumAcademy @GodolphinSc…

18 November
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RT @BWSScience: A terrific well done to the BWS 'Top of the Bench' Team 2019 - worthy winners of the Experimental trophy for their superb p…

18 November

What's Happening At Bishop Wordsworth's School

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P House Assembly - Sports Hall
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Rugby: St Edwards School\, Oxf...
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1XV (6F) Schools Cup v Reading...
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Computer Coding Club - Interme...
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Chinese Classes - Year 11 - W6

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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