West Buckland COVID-19 updates

With the end of term approaching, we turn our attention to September and what we are expecting to be a full return to lessons.  For information on what we have achieved and what how we are planning for September, please click here.

As a BSA school we have signed up to their COVID-Safe Charter, available here.  In addition, and to endorse our commitment to ensuring the safety of our students and staff, we have created our own WBS Hygiene Charter.

For our new and returning international students, our Frequently Asked Questions document will provide useful information and reassurances. Please view it here.

Which Subject?

We offer a wide range of both A-levels and BTECs at Sixth Form, opening the door to a vast choice of careers and interests.


Entry into the Sixth Form is subject to only a minimal requirement of five GCSE passes at Grade 5 or above, which makes our outstanding results at A-level all the more impressive!

We offer a wide range of both A-levels and BTECs at Sixth Form, opening the door to a vast choice of careers and interests.  A genuine interest of passion for your subjects is so important at A-level and we offer all our current students, as well as those thinking of joining us in the Sixth Form, sound advice so that you make the right decisions.

We currently offer:  Art & Design, Biology, BTEC Applied Science, Business, Cambridge Technical in Sport & Physical Activity, Chemistry, Core Mathematics, Drama, Economics, English Literature, Further Mathematics, Geography, History, Mathematics, French, Spanish, Music, Physics, Product Design, Psychology, Religious Studies.

To take a look at our sixth form subjects in more detail – click the link below:

Sixth Form Prospectus

To help your decision-making process, you will start your Sixth Form studying four subjects and will drop one after the first term.  You will then focus on the remaining three, plus start work on the EPQ (extended project qualification), which you will complete in the first term of Year 13.

What is the EPQ?

For timetabling in the Sixth Form, students usually choose one subject from each of the subject blocks listed below. Please note that this grid has been updated in January 2019. For the latest information regarding option blocks please contact the Director of Studies, Chris Burrows.

Email Director of Studies

A-Level Option Blocks 2019 entry