BSB Reporters

The BSB School Life from a Different Perspective

Glaring at our freshly printed timetables towards a list of four total subjects, generous free periods braided within the days that create a seemingly, already hectic year. We all wonder what the sixth form expects from us. The responsibilities, high expectations, and endless piles of homework we’ll have to manage for two years before going to university - another daunting thought in itself. It is the unspoken-of transition from being a teenager to an adult over a single summer when you’re expected to be older, more mature, calm and collected. Yet, we’re all still the same 16 year-olds that took our IGCSEs a few months ago. One half-term into the year, we’ve probably changed our minds about what we thought sixth form will be like. Welcome to our column. We’re a group of four voluntary writers wanting to give members of our community an insight into our school life from a student perspective, writing content that is truthful, relevant and impartial.

Racism Has No Place in Our Future. What about Yours?

An article written by Briony and Ilinca (Year 10 students), and edited by Daniel (Year 12 student).
As part of the diverse BSB community, we students should be aware, if not involved, in the...

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BSB in Quarantine

Written and edited by the BSB Reporters team.
The COVID-19 pandemic has affected all of us in a multitude of ways, one of which is the colossal shift from traditional education to...

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BSB's Journey to Becoming an Eco-School

Written by Bonny and edited by Daniel.
This term, Head of Science Mr. James Walsh started an Eco-Schools Award CCA (Co-Curricular Activity) where he acts as the Eco-Coordinator guiding the...

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How to Pick Yourself Up after the Mocks

An article by Bonny and Emilia. In February, we mark the end of the dreaded mock examinations and welcome results with open arms. To some, it is a wake-up call that their revision...

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Shaping a Humanities Academic Profile

An article by Laura. As Year 12 students, it is rare that we know exactly what we wish to study for the next four or so years of our lives. For quite a long time, I was contemplating between multiple...

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Celebrating 20 Years of Preparing BSB Students for a Better Future

An article signed by Bonny and Laura.
As Sixth-Formers, the questions we get asked from everyone we know are all the same. Which universities do you want to go to? What do you plan on studying...

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Why Passion Outweighs Quantity in Aiming for Success

An article signed by Laura. As Sixth-Formers, the greatest priority is said to be academics, however, what builds all our individual profiles are the activities, commitments and...

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​Sixth Form Doesn't ‘Hit You Like a Truck’

The very beginning, by Bonny
My first day of sixth form was a surprising start. Eleven new students had joined our year group, which was much more than I had expected for year 12. Many...

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