Because our simple formula is to develop the whole person, and we've been doing it successfully for over 160 years.
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PARKER’S : With the opening of Parker’s Sixth Form boarding house and Michael Morpurgo Library in 2015, both our day and boarding students can enjoy some of the finest facilities for sixth form study in the region. It’s not surprising that our results are so impressive, year on year.
SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE : With the introduction to the IB Careers-based Programme, as well as A-levels/BTECs, we now offer a full range of possibilities. Whether you want to go straight to the workplace, or take a course at some of the country’s top universities, as a West Buckland Sixth Former you will be encouraged to express your own views, think independently, develop your own ideas and gain the confidence to succeed in your life beyond school.
WELLBEING: We believe in the importance of mental and physical wellbeing and so we encourage our Sixth Formers to balance their studies with periods of relaxation. Whether you’re into your sport, art, music or drama, or you like to debate, to sing, to join the STEM club, to trek across Exmoor or spend the evening practising yoga or playing squash, we have something for everyone.
CAREERS ADVICE : We offer extensive HE and Careers advice, along with a varied and exciting enrichment programme. As a result, most of our students will go on to study at their first-choice university, whilst others will choose vocational training through a different route or go straight into the workplace. All will do so with confidence, having received expert advice and guidance.
BOARDING : Boarding in the Sixth Form has become increasingly popular, with the students enjoying the outstanding boarding facilities in Parker’s, with its 70 en-suite bedrooms and modern social areas, offering superb preparation for independent living.
COMMUNITY : Whilst many students have been at West Buckland throughout their education, increasing numbers are joining us for Sixth Form. We also welcome international students who wish to enjoy the unique ethos and vibrant community in our Sixth Form.