Welcome to Bay House Sixth Form
The Sixth Form
Bay House was established as an 11-18 comprehensive school in 1972 on the site of the former Gosport Grammar School. It occupies well-equipped buildings based on the historic Bay House and enjoys an attractive seaside setting with views across the Solent to the Isle of Wight. In 1987, Hampshire LEA reduced the age-range of Gosport's secondary schools to 11-16 and set up a Sixth Form College. However, after acquiring grant-maintained (now foundation) status, the governing body obtained government approval to reinstate the Sixth Form, in 1996. Student numbers have grown rapidly, in the wake of outstanding examination results. There are currently about 380 students in the Sixth Form.
A Level students achieve outstanding results
Bay House sixth formers have once again secured an exceptional set of A Level results which place them amongst the very highest achievers in the country. The A*-E pass rate stands at 100%, with an impressive 86% of passes at A*-C and 62% at A*-B. The results are a real tribute to the dedication, ambition and commitment of our students and should enable the overwhelming majority to secure places at their first-choice universities. We are particularly proud of the significant number of students from Bay House who, on leaving the Sixth Form, will be the first in their families to enter higher education.
A huge well done to all our students for an outstanding set of results which do them and their teachers great credit.
Entering the Sixth Form
Sixth form education is voluntary but it must carry a high degree of commitment. For most students, decisions about where to study and which courses to follow are of crucial importance to their future lives. Those wishing to join the Bay House Sixth Form will be expected to have demonstrated a committed, responsible attitude to academic study that will enable them to benefit from their courses.
Each application will be considered on its merits. Students electing to follow a full programme of advanced courses should have achieved a minimum of 6 A*-C passes at GCSE, including at least 3 B grades in those subjects which will support their choice of AS/A Level courses. In most cases students take four AS Level courses in the Lower Sixth year, progressing to three full A Levels (A2s) in the Upper Sixth. Students who do not have at least a GCSE grade C in English or Mathematics should normally give these subjects priority in planning their programme for the Lower Sixth; re-sits will be available in either November or the following summer.
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Upon completion of their studies, students either continue their education at a university or go into employment. Currently, around
90% of sixth formers at Bay House choose to enter higher education
with the overwhelming majority of those securing a place at their first-choice university.