Welcome to The FBS Sixth Form
All students wishing to enter the Sixth Form must meet the minimum academic requirements for entry of five GCSEs graded 9-5. For some subjects, specific grades are required.
The school welcomes applications from external applicants and our admissions policy can be viewed HERE.
Entry for September 2022
Please see information below regarding our admissions information for September 2022. Our admissions deadline has now passed, but we are still accepting late applications.
Application Form for internal pupils (please note this must be completed by pupils from their FBS account)
Sixth Form Life
We are extremely proud of our growing Sixth Form, and aim for all of our students to leave with the highest possible outcomes in their chosen subjects. This is reflected in our recent outstanding results at A Level with 50% of boys achieving at least one A-A* grade. The three pillars of FBS run strongly through out Sixth Form, it is geared towards young men, it nurtures enterprise and our values are built upon the Christian faith. This is seen in our focus on high standards and expectations, our drive to develop entrepreneurial leaders of the future and the academic rigour of our curriculum.
At FBS we are focused on preparing students for University, Apprentiships and careers, as well as developing bright and articulate future leaders. Students are given the opportunity to participare in co-curricular and our Senior Enterprise Award and take an active role in school leadership, mentoring and the wider school community.
At The Fulham Boys School we strongly believe that Sixth Form is not just about enabling students to achieve the best qualifications, but also preparing them for the challenges of life and future careers.
Academic study is at the heart of our Sixth Form. Students have five hours of lessons for each A Level and BTEC subject that they study each week, in addition to private study and co-curricular sessions.
Our Sixth Form is designed to ease students into the study skills needed to thrive at A Level and beyond. It is a big step up from GCSEs in many ways, so our classes are small and the collegiate nature of our teaching encourages pupils to discuss and resolve any study challenges. When they are not in class, pupils have guided private study as well as free periods.
Studying for A Levels is both exciting and challenging. All students are encouraged to think carefully about what they choose to study as they will need to work hard and be motivated - much easier if they have chosen subjects they are passionate about. A Levels at FBS take place over the course of two years, with pupils being examined at the end of Year 13.
The subjects offered for 2022-2023 are;
Art, Crafts and Design, Biology, BTEC Sport, Business Studies, Chemistry, Computer Science, Digital Media, Drama, Economics, English, French, Geography, History, Mathematics, Further Mathematics, Music, Physical Education, Government and Politics, Physics, Psychology, Religious Education and Spanish.We will always do our best to ensure that subjects can be combined with others, however there may be some timetabling constrictions for specific combinations.
Life outside the classroom
All Sixth Formers are expected to be role models and active student leaders at the heart of the school - as mentors, prefects, as Head Boy and Deputy Head Boys and driving their school houses. Learning isn’t restricted to the classroom. Our Sixth Form builds on FBS’ founding belief that education is about so much more than the knowledge gained and the skills built in academic study. A broad and engaging co-curricular programme is critical to preparing students for life. That’s why it is termed ‘co-curricular’, not ‘extra-curricular’, at FBS and why it’s compulsory at Sixth Form.
The co-curricular programme at FBS is designed to provide opportunities and experiences that expand horizons as well to support and stretch students physically, academically, personally and socially. In Sixth Form we currently offer mock trials, debate club, Social Enterprise, engineering club, chess club, personal training, boxing, basketball and more.
FBS Senior Enterprise Award
At FBS, we strive not only to create an academic Sixth Form where our students achieve outstanding results, but also develop well rounded young men, who are prepared for the challenges of life beyond the Sixth Form. In order to achieve this ambition, we have created the FBS Senior Enterprise Award to enable our Sixth Form students to structure their time and commitments beyond the classroom and prepare them for successful entry into the the world of higher education and work. All Year 12s will participate in the programme and use form time and designated co-curricular time in order to complete the 5 strands of the award: Off Specification Learning, Give Back, Careers, Co-curricular and Local Community. By engaging with these five strands you will gain knowledge, experience and skills that will make you a more competitive candidate for higher education and the world of work, as well as developing key skills such as leadership, teamwork, advocacy, oracy and debate.
The Extended Project Qualification (EPQ)
Alongside Sixth Form studies, pupils are given the opportunity to undertake the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ). This is an opportunity for pupils to plan, research and carry out a project of their own choice (usually a piece of written work), while also evidencing the stages of the project development and presenting it once complete. The EPQ will allow students to develop planning, research, analytical and problem solving skills, all of which will aid in preparation for Higher Education. The EPQ can be chosen alongside three or four other subject choices, and is completed in Year 12 as part of our co-curricular programme.
Pupils receive weekly Progression Hour designed to support academic development, support in the transition to the next stage of education or employment and develop core skills important for Sixth Form study and beyond. Sixth Formers are also provided with enrichment opportunities, such as guest lectures, masterclasses, excursions and networking opportunities designed to broaden their experiences, engage in areas of interest, and support pupils in becoming more active members of the community.
Music and Drama
The school is passionate about Music and Drama and eager students will have the opportunity to participate in Drama productions, concerts, competitions and our annual Eisteddfod a - day of performances, with on and off stage competitions. Boys enter into House competitions for singing solo pieces, musical performances, acting and dancing.
We are extremely proud of our growing Rugby Provision. As a school we enter the National Vase and the Middlesex Schools Shield, where the final is played at Allianz Park. Sixth Formers are also able to benefit from our working in partnership with Ealing Trailfinders Development Player Pathways.
In Football we compete in the National Cup, Inner London Cup and the QPR League, where the final is played at Loftus Road. We have an ongoing relationship with QPR and Fulham Football Club where Sixth Formers will be a part of their development academies.
The school works in partnership with Fulham Reach Boat Club. We host the Hammersmith and Fulham inter-schools regatta, have teams that aim to qualify for the National Schools regatta at Dorney Lake and take part in heads up and down the Thames.
We are still expanding our cricket programme and we now have established links with Roehampton and Fulham Cricket Club to take our cricket programme to the next level. Along with these competitions we have a Saturday morning programme where we test ourselves against some of the best state and independent schools in London.
Participating in sports teaches young adults how to compete in the real world. As they graduate into the workforce and other areas of life, they will already have the skills of discipline, perseverance, teamwork and organisation already instilled in them. All boys in Sixth Form will go to sports afternoon on a Wednesday. We also offer tennis, volleyball, basketball, fitness and boxing for those who want to take a more recreational approach to sport.