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BHASVIC democracy seems to work a great deal better than the one outside, with most of the students actually participating; and relishing doing so. But students are not obliged to take part. The college is a facilitator: opportunities and support are here, and those who succeed here will be the ones who take advantage of them. For some, perhaps particularly those from smaller private schools, BHASVIC might be...

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2015 Good Schools Guide Awards

  • Best performance by Girls taking Business Studies at an English Comprehensive School (OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma at Level 3)

What The Good Schools Guide says


Since September 2016, William Baldwin, previously assistant principal and psychology teacher at Godalming College.

Academic matters

Results are very good for a lightly-selective provider: 62 per cent A*-B, 33 per cent A*-A at A level in 2016; 88 per cent distinction/distinction* at BTec. One of the largest centres for EPQ, with 339 students last year, two-thirds of those getting A*-B. Not quite the bulky numbers of high achievers you might find in a highly selective school, you might be thinking, but read on: stats from the Higher Education Statistics Agency show that BHASVIC students go on to get more first or high second class degrees than other sixth form providers; including independent schools. In the long term, BHASVIC equips students better to succeed at university, and, they might argue, in life.

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Special Education Needs

The college has Learning Support provision which meets a range of students' needs. Support takes the form of small group support, in-class assistance, access arrangements in examinations, assistive technology - for students with identified Learning Difficulties and/or Disabilities.

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder Y
Aspergers Y
Aspergers Syndrome [archived]
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders Y
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders [archived]
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
Delicate Medical Problems [archived]
English as an additional language (EAL)
Epilepsy [archived]
Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory
Has SEN unit or class
HI - Hearing Impairment
Hospital School
Mental health
MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty
MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment
Natspec Specialist Colleges
Not Applicable
OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability
Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
PD - Physical Disability
PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty
SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health
SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication
SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty
Special facilities for Visually Impaired
SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
VI - Visual Impairment

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