Backwell Sixth Form continues to set records, with numbers around 400, a growth of almost 100 students in five years.

This popularity is due in large part to Backwell’s reputation for academic excellence.  In 2019, students at A Level again performed well – with over a quarter of exam entries graded at ‘A* or ‘A’, and 74% of results at grade C or above, with an overall pass rate of 97%.   However, we are proud to offer a Sixth Form experience above and beyond examination results.  As Ofsted said in their most recent visit (October 2013):

In this outstanding school, all groups of students thrive, achieve highly and are very well prepared for the next stage of their education.

In fact, Ofsted graded Backwell as ‘Outstanding’ in all areas reported upon.

We hope you find the website a useful source of information about the Sixth Form, but please feel free to contact us for further information via


Assistant Headteacher and Head of Sixth Form:  Rose Haywood

Head of Year 12 :   Darran Lewis

Head of Year 13 :   Adam Moore

Sixth Form Student Adviser:  Isla Hobbs

Careers Adviser and Coordinator:  Charlotte Ball


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Sixth Form Open Evening 

Our open evening took place on Thursday 14 November 2019.

More information about courses on offer for September 2020, as well as admissions can be found on the Admissions and Courses page.