Gain entry to top universities
Now enrolling for September 2023
for one and two year A Level courses
One year intensive A level courses
Highly qualified and experienced staff
Regular testing and an emphasis on exam technique
A Levels – retakes, One and two year Courses
Bales Sixth Form has been a specialist A Level college since 1972. We offer first-time and retake courses. Students can:
- Continue from Year 11 into the sixth form.
- Join us in year 12 for a 2-year A Level course
- Transfer into Year 13 from another sixth form to complete A Levels
- Retake A Levels over 1 year
You will receive all the support you require to achieve your goals. We offer small-group teaching, individual tuition where needed, and highly qualified and experienced staff with outstanding track record.
Our programme of continuous assessment throughout the year, with a focus on past paper preparation and exam technique, will help you maximise your A Level grades.
Students from a variety of academic backgrounds have achieved success with us. Click the button below to see various examples of recent students. Regardless of your academic background, our guidance will ensure you develop your subject knowledge, exam technique and confidence, so that you are ready to take your next step.
“The quality of the education is excellent and my daughter achieved top results“, Parent
All of our teaching staff are subject specialists, with at least a first degree in their field of expertise. Many have also completed post-graduate degrees, and also have experience of being A level examiners. Teachers are all focused on helping you achieve the best outcomes possible. They adjust the pace of lessons in line with your progress.
We always encourage potential new students to come to Bales, meet subject teachers and discuss you aims with our management staff.
“Teachers have a special focus on each student“, Estela (A level student)
Teaching and academic
The Sixth Form years form an important transition between the formal, directed learning of GCSE and the more personal and individual experience of university education. The teaching environment is very collaborative – full of lively debate and discussion, covering topics around the curriculum of each subject, as well as applying knowledge to current issues. This is a great preparation for post-school life.
Homework and assessments are tracked via an online classroom portal – this allows you to access old lessons, upload homework, and see your progress across your course.
The Durham University CEM system also provides further information on your learning profile, so that teachers can be focused on your particular needs.
Arrange a Visit
We have a very welcoming approach to admissions – we want you to feel comfortable and settled, to ensure you make immediate progress after joining. To see whether Bales is the right fit for you, please call or email us to book a visit.
You can meet with subject teachers, take a tour of the Campus, see schemes of work for each A Level, and ask us anything you want.