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: 8M out on the Longford Hike. Thanks again to David Canty and the estate team for helping make this happen. A beautiful da…

20 April
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Back in the groove...post Easter yoga with @girlslovefit in the BWS Sports Hall #girlslovefit #stretch #bettereveryday #teambws https://t.co/DCVWyEWIXS

20 April
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Congratulations to Chris M. from BWS Year 12 - second prize in the UK Mathematical Gazette student problems for November 2020 #maths #mathematicalgazette #teambws https://t.co/Zqg46Q5Bw5

20 April
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RT @BWSFishing: A huge thank you to @AnglingTrust for the £500 grant which allowed @BWordsworths to purchase 10 of the ‘ready to fish’ sets…

19 April
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6 schools in Salisbury rated outstanding by Ofsted | Salisbury Journal https://t.co/iYJMElntC4

17 April
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Sad news today of the death of Prince Philip...especially because of his massive contribution to UK youngsters through the DofE Scheme. A true gent...and a great loss...#DofE https://t.co/QiUKAo3WDF

9 April
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Huge congratulations to Marni in Year 12...Distinction @ Diploma Level for Harp 👏👏👏🤩 https://t.co/wCSuRENOS3

9 April
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RT @BWSRugby: Great to hear from & see our @BWordsworths players involved with both @bathrugbyacad & @UR7s over the Easter break. Loads of…

9 April

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8M Longford Hike
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Fencing - Drama Studio
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Chinese Classes - Year 9 - W1
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Beginners' Spanish (onlin...

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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