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 Results
Once again, the School's Sixth Form examinations results in 2013 were outstandingly good. The A Level pass rate (A*-E) was 100%.
The quality of these grades is reflected in the A*-C pass rate of 89%.
Few state schools or colleges in Hampshire will equal it. National Statistics shown in brackets for comparison.
A*-C grades 89% (77.2%)
A*-B grades 65% (52.9%)
A*/A grades 32% (26.3%)
A*-E pass rate 100% (98.1%)
Visit our exam results page for further details.
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.
Download our Bay House Sixth Form Admissions Policy
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.