The Upper School at BICC consists of The Remove (Year 12) and the Upper
Sixth (Year 13). There are around 51 boys and girls in each of the year groups and a maximum of 17 students in each class. As they start their advanced level study, students are given a wider responsibility as well as greater independence and more privileges.
The Upper School Centre, housed in east wing of our iconic building, contains separate Common Rooms for each year group as well as a café, the Careers Suite is also sited here, as are the offices of the Heads of Year. This gives our most senior boys and girls their own space in which to work and relax and provides an essential stepping stone towards the next stage of their education.
All students in the Remove are made prefects, and are expected to play a role in the day to day aspects of College life; their contribution to the well-being of the younger boys is much appreciated and the value all boys derive from this interaction between the year groups is part of the unique benefit of BICC education.
In the Upper School too, students are able to take full advantage of the wealth of co-curricular opportunities available from the myriad clubs and societies, many of them led by students, from sport, music and drama to specialist trips and outings designed to complement their individual studies.
Our commitment to ensuring that our Upper School pupils look beyond their examined syllabuses is exemplified aiming to encourage intellectual engagement beyond the classroom and to lead boys and girls to begin thinking about life after school earlier than they otherwise might.
In the Remove, we expect boys to take two or three modules, thereby qualifying at AS level. As A levels are reformed, some subjects will not sit AS modules. In the Upper Sixth boys will continue with three or four of their chosen subjects to Advanced (A2) level. This will form the basis of a student’s application to higher education. In the case of a subject following the Pre-U syllabus, all examinations are at the end of the Upper Sixth year.