Sixth Form

Sixth Form Contacts

Director of Sixth Form - Mrs K Foster

Tel: 01234 290200


Applying to University

Download the Sixth Form application form

The Sixth Form at Mark Rutherford

An ever increasing number of students are opting to stay at school after the age of 16.  At Mark Rutherford we offer a full range of courses at AS/A2/BTEC level.  These allow students to choose a programme of study which will allow them to achieve their goals.

Mark Rutherford Sixth Form is big enough to provide choice, yet small enough to care.  Every year students join us from other schools and countries. 

All students have a personal tutor and access to an experienced cadre of subject teachers.  All are encouraged to undertake extra-curricular activities.  We hope to provide our students with real breadth to their studies.  Young Enterprise Scheme, sport, drama, music, outside speakers and subject conferences are all organised.  
Notably we encourage our students to take responsibility. A number of Sixth Form students have important roles within school and the Sixth Form has an elected committee which organises many events.

In addition guidance is provided on University and career entry.  Every year the vast majority of our students choose to apply to continue their studies in Higher Education.  We pride ourselves on the support we give to help individuals achieve their aims.

To view the Sixth Form Dress Code, please click here

These subjects are expected to be offered in September 2019:

Applied Science BTEC

Art (Fine)

Art Craft and Design


Business Studies

Business BTEC


Computer Science

Core Mathematics


Design & Technology

Drama & Theatre Studies

English Language

English Literature

Food Science and Nutrition (Diploma)



Health and Social Care BTEC Single Option

Health and Social Care BTEC Double Option




Mathematics (Further)


Media Studies

Music Performance BTEC


Music Technology


Performing Arts BTEC




Rugby Academy


Sports and Exercise Science Single Option

Sports and Exercise Science Double Option

Sports and Exercise Science Triple Option

Sports Leadership

Latest News

Former students graduating recently include:

Rachel Anstee – Psychology, University of Birmingham
Robert Aspinall – Physics, Queen Mary, University of London
Sanam Bechoo – Graphic Design, Anglia Ruskin University
Konrad Bogacki – History, University of Essex
Emma Carter – Law, University of Liverpool
Tom Dickson – Geophysics, University of Southampton
Caitlin Foster – Forensic Science, Bournemouth University
Danielle Greenley – Law, University of Birmingham
Megan Glover – Primary Education (with QTS), University of Northampton
Simran Kundra – Business Information Technology, Coventry University
Chloe Lamey – Television and Broadcasting, University of Portsmouth
Dominic Mawdsley – History/International Relations, University of Leicester
Lara Palmiero – History, University of Lincoln
Hannah White – Art History, University of Sussex

Mark Rutherford School
Wentworth Drive, Bedford, Bedfordshire Mk41 8PX
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