The Google Classroom code for students NOT in DESC @online group = gxhttmu

The Google Classroom code for students at BHS or in the DESC @online group = lv5yjrv

After the success of our online ‘options’ evening last year, we are excited to be launching our second cycle of ‘cyber applications’ this year. The process of hosting our options via Google Classroom will allow us to provide a written prospectus, subject specific videos, a ‘Frequently Asked Questions section and an online application form. Online application is now the preferred method for almost all Higher Education establishments and we want our students to get used to this way of working. Each one of these resources gives us a more ‘student-friendly’ style of admission and allows students to activate the process via a phone, tablet or laptop.

The Ballakermeen Sixth Form remains an outstanding environment for learning. Alongside our two ‘hot desk’ style study areas, we now have 10 individual study booths, 3 soundproof study pods, a lecture theatre/cinema room, two kitchen-diner areas and a more relaxed ‘lounge-style’ reading room.

Over the past five years, we have invested each summer on developing our Sixth Form Centre so that it reflects the ‘modern learner’. With increased charger points, a more comprehensive provision of technology, ‘zoom rooms’ and ‘seminar spaces’, our facilities have evolved with the changing landscape of education.

As a Sixth Form, we offer a broad and balanced academic curriculum. Students have the opportunity to follow a variety of pathways and we place a huge importance on finding each of them the most suitable programme of study. We do not buy into the ‘one size fits all’ philosophy and we aim to offer real choice.

Whilst any school would find it hard to contextualise their exam performance over the past two years, we are safe in the knowledge that our students are improving each year, learning from the excellent example from those who go before them. This Sixth Form is going from strength to strength and we are very excited to receive a new set of ambitious learners in September 2022.

11th Feb Options open. Please read and watch all the relevant information. Once you have done this, and decided on your options, please go to the ‘Online Application Form’.
11th Mar
Applications close at 5pm. After this date, you will still be able to apply but you may struggle to get to study all of your first choice options as the timetable will already have been created.
Shortly after receiving your application, a member of the Sixth Form Team will contact you about meeting up to discuss your choices.
April Attend the summer ‘Transition Day’ - information to be sent by email.
On Results Day, please email Gill Kirk (email below) to confirm that you wish to take up your place in the Sixth Form. Alternatively, you can sign up in the Sixth Form foyer on Results Day after collecting your results.
In the week after Results Day, you will be asked to attend a meeting with your parents to discuss final choices.