Life in the Sixth Form

Beaufort Sixth Form is a genuinely comprehensive sixth form in a truly comprehensive school.  We offer academic and vocational courses at Level Two and Level Three.  You can prepare for entry to university, you can undertake work based training or you can undertake a wide range of courses in between.  Students from almost all the schools in Gloucester and several beyond have transferred to the Sixth Form at age 16 at various times.  Students from Beaufort Sixth Form have continued their education at universities all over the country, or have gone on to find success in work locally.

Sixth Form students lead the Academy in all events e.g. music, drama, charity fundraising, etc.

Our team of head students are integral to the Sixth Form and the Academy.  They are integral in sharing students ideas with the Academy Leadership and are superb ambassadors for our Sixth Form.

The Sixth Form Centre

The Sixth Form is located in its own state of the art Sixth Form Centre. The building is designed as an exclusive Sixth Form Centre – a Sixth Form building for Sixth Form students.

The centre houses outstanding study and ICT facilities, Sixth Form classrooms and a Lecture/Refectory Hall providing a venue for assemblies or visiting speakers.  The Refectory provides an excellent area where students can use their own cafeteria and work in small groups on study projects. 

Sixth Form students are able to use many specialist study areas around the Academy including:

Art and Photography Centre

Weight Training and Health and Fitness Suite

Sixth Form Only Refectory

Dedicated Sixth Form IT and Study Suite

Where will Sixth Form Study Take Me

  • Which job?
  • Which course?
  • Which university?
  • Which apprenticeship?
  • Which gap year?

We have a dedicated team to help you decide and then pursue your chosen path following Sixth Form Studies. 

University – Our University Tutor will guide you through the choices you will be faced with and the UCAS progress

Apprenticeships – Our Apprenticeship Coordinator has many direct links with local companies in many fields.  You will be supported in applying and attaining these positions

We are very proud of our careers guidance and the destinations of our students.  100% of students leaving the Academy secured places at University, Employment or Apprenticeships last year

Amongst the Universities:

Birmingham, Plymouth, Exeter, Gloucestershire, UWE, London Met, London St Marys, Staffs

Amongst the Apprenticeships

Saffron Dowty, EDF, Gloucestershire County Council, Poeton, Manor by the Lake, Diocese of Gloucestershire, TSB, Allcooper

Help with:

  • Applications to university or college
  • Understanding student finance
  • Constructing CVs and personal statements
  • Prospecting for employment
  • Interview Skills
  • Investigating training routes
  • Making lifestyle choices


Recreation and sports plays an essential part in Academy life of our Sixth Form.  We encourage all of our students to maintain a balanced and active lifestyle throughout their time with us.

Students are encouraged to participate in competitive sport and also activities of a more recreational nature.  The Sixth Form programme of study includes sport and recreation on each Wednesday afternoon.  Students have the opportunity to participate in a range of inter-school sports including netball, rugby, football and cricket.

Students who would prefer to take part at a more recreational level can play badminton, take part in spin classes, use the cardio room or use the excellent weights room which has recently been refurbished.


There are opportunities to participate in Academy drama events.  Productions are staged regularly and there are opportunities for students to be involved in all spects associated with mounting a major production


There are opportunities to participate in Academy musical events such as the bi-annual Cathedral Concert


Students in the Sixth Form follow a programme of enrichment lessons during the year.  The programme includes the consideration of:

  • Charity work
  • Study skills
  • Personal finance
  • Personal safety and health
  • Morality and ethics
  • University applications
  • World of work


The Academy recognises that some Sixth Form students may require support for additional needs. This is often provided within the Sixth Form pastoral team and KS5 subject teachers. Examination access arrangements can be put in place where appropriate. Students with Education, Health and Care Plans are invited to contact the SENCO, Mrs Emma Price, to discuss any individual support requirements.

Mr David Bishop Principal

Beaufort Co-operative Academy is a rapidly improving Academy with a new way of thinking.  As part of OUR Co-operative Academies Trust we are rightly proud of our Sixth Form and can offer amongst the best facilities in the area for students, including our Sixth Form Centre with its extensive study facilities and specialist facilities in highly successful curriculum areas.  Students in the Sixth Form play a crucial role in the life of the Academy and take advantage of the many extra-curricular opportunities that are on offer, both within the Academy and in the wider community.

Come and join the new way of thinking at Beaufort Co-operative Academy

Mrs Catherine Marsden-Green Head of Sixth Form

Beaufort Sixth Form is the pinnacle of students education and achievements at the Academy.  We prepare all students for a productive and fulfilling future whether leaving us to further their education at university or through an apprenticeship.  Our Sixth Form provides the best opportunity for all students to develop their talents and abilities in the wider sense and to support them in aspiring for their future with real prospects for personal development and advancement. 

Our dedicated Sixth Form Team look forward to meeting you to discuss your future.