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The Bishop of Winchester Academy

The Bishop
of Winchester


A diverse curriculum tailored to individual student needs.

The Academy offers a variety of academic and vocational courses, predominantly Level 3.  You can choose to study A Levels, BTECs or a combination of these qualifications which demonstrate the breadth of skills that are increasingly required by the world of work and higher education.

Please click on the links on the left for subject information.

A Levels

At TBOWA 6th Form you will study 3 A Levels (or equivalent) coupled with our comprehensive pastoral support package. It may be possible for a student to complete an additional A Level in a chosen subject.

Please click on the links on the left for subject information.


Vocational Level 3 courses include the BTEC Extended Certificate (equivalent to 1 A Level), BTEC National Diploma (equivalent to 2 A Levels) and the BTEC Extended Diploma (equivalent to 3 A Levels).  Typically vocational qualifications are more coursework based and take up more than one Option Block if they are a double or triple award. 

Please click on the links on the left for subject information.

Entry Requirements

For all advanced level (Level 3) courses such as GCE A levels and BTEC Level 3, the entry requirement will be 5 GCSEs at grade 4 or above (including Maths and English).  For most subjects  a GCSE grade 9—6 is required in the chosen or related subject or a merit at a BTEC Level 2.  Individual courses may have additional specific entry criteria. Please see individual courses for more information.


Applying for a place in the 6th Form

  • To apply for a place at TBOWA 6th Form, please complete and return the application form.

Application Deadline: 31 January 2020

  • Internal applicants will be invited to an individual admissions meeting to discuss your chosen subjects.
  • External students will be invited to an applicant morning/afternoon (between February and April). The session will include a tour of the Academy, an opportunity to meet informally with other 6th Form applicants and an individual admissions meeting to discuss your chosen subjects.  
  • University of Bournemouth
  • Arts University
  • Duke of Edinburgh
  • Diocese of Winchester
  • Teach First
  • University of Exeter
  • The University of Winchester
  • Ambitions
  • Southampton University
  • Bath Spa University