Application for September 2021 are now Open!
Read our step by step guide to applying.
See the Virtual Open Evenings Tab for the latest dates and availability for further information on applying to and attending Bishop Milner Sixth Form. You will have the opportunity to listen to some student experiences and ask questions of our Head of Sixth Form and our College Careers and Pastoral Support.
Welcome to Bishop Milner Sixth Form!
If you are looking for a college place for September 2020, see the link to our prospectus below to see what our Sixth Form can offer you. Here you will be able to see the range of A Level and BTEC courses on offer to you, the course entry requirements and an outline of the course and its assessment.
Bishop Milner Catholic Sixth Form is proud to offer Sixth Form only facilities with the students’ own canteen, study area and common rooms. Not only this, students have the opportunity to indulge in the facilities of the whole college including the new state of the art 4G pitch, brand new sports hall facilities, MAC computer suite for Arts and Photography, 6 fully equipped laboratories and dedicated performance spaces.
Your academic achievement is not the only important quality in your personal development. Enrichment activities allow you to broaden your experiences, build and develop skills and demonstrate your preparedness for the next steps in your future. Our enrichment opportunities include university visits, supplementary study via MOOCs, John Paul II Award, Sixth Form Leadership Team and Student Support mentors. This also includes recreational and team building visits including Baggeridge Aerial Ropes and Alton Towers’ Scarefest!
Sixth Form students are also invited to participate in the Extended Project Qualification. This qualification is awarded UCAS points which can enhance future university applications. The EPQ gives students a chance to write an essay on a topic of their choice developing skills of analysis, research, evaluation and self-reflection.
As you progress through your study you will also be provide with personalised advice and guidance on your next steps- be this university, apprenticeships or employment. All students receive guidance on their UCAS application, University and course choices. Students are also encouraged to complete a range of Work Based Experienced and to attend conventions such as the Careers Convention at the NEC. This information ad support extents to parents to support families on the application process of University and the Financial guidance on your application.
As a Catholic Sixth Form these qualifications form only part of our academic programme in order to develop our students ‘God given talents’. Students are given the opportunity to develop their faith in tutor time 20 minutes each day through prayer, and in weekly assemblies with their peers. They also have weekly PSHE sessions focusing on transition to Sixth Form, managing Guided Learning time (independent study) and workload, how to stay safe, mindfulness, completing UCAS/apprenticeship applications and preparing our students for life in modern Britain.
Students also have regular access to CEIAG (Careers Education Information Advice and Guidance) sessions which help them plan for future career aspirations. In Year 12 they will undertake work experience as part of their time in sixth form, and all students are supported by Ms Wilkins in finding meaningful work experience to support either future UCAS or apprenticeship applications in order to prepare them for their post-18 choices. Students complete one week of work experience in the final week of Year 12 although the process of preparing for this begins in September of Year 12 through PSHE, Sixth Form assemblies and ‘Future Fridays’ careers talks. Tutors, and the Sixth Form Leadership Team are on hand to offer support.