Welcome to Hills Road Sixth Form College
Welcome to Hills Road!
I am incredibly proud of the fantastic staff and students of Hills Road who together make this an exceptional place to study, to learn and to grow. Combined with the first class facilities and specialist post-16 campus environment, we are really confident that you will enjoy your time here.
The sixth form years are transformative as you make the transition from childhood to adulthood and, as a specialist Sixth Form College, our total focus is on helping you make that transition a successful one. As you’ll see from the information in our prospectus, Hills Road students not only achieve the best Sixth Form College results nationally, but also go on to out-perform students from all other types of schools and colleges once at university. This is a stunning achievement and comes about through the careful emphasis we place on equipping our students to be effective independent learners. We want our students to be curious about the world and ready to take their place in it.
Hills Road is a busy, vibrant, exciting community of young people who want to make a difference: it’s very much a half-way house between school and university or school and the world of work. The College is rich in student societies, clubs and activities from archery and DJ skills to fashion photography and golf and is also a place for animated debate and discussion amongst the range of student interest groups. Whatever your passion, there will be someone here who shares it!
This is a College of opportunity: we hold high expectations for ourselves and for our students because we want you to have every opportunity to be the best version of yourself at the end of your time with us.
We look forward to starting that first step on your journey at our Open Evenings on Wednesday 8th and Thursday 9th November and, wherever you choose to continue your learning post-16, may I wish you every happiness and success.
You can research courses and prepare your application. You will be able to make an application through this website from November 2017, when guided to do so by your school. The closing date for applications is Wednesday 10th January 2018.
All subject departments are housed in specialist accommodation, both classrooms and laboratories, designed to meet the needs of post-16 study.
The College has a well-equipped Library and Resources Centre, a purpose-built theatre, a Music Recital Room with adjacent practice rooms and recording studio, a Sports and Tennis Centre and playing fields for all major team games. There is also a newly refurbished student social area and many open access computer resource areas for independent study.
Study Skills Centre
The Study Skills Team offers a calm and warm welcome to any student who would like to access additional support for their studies. Study Skills has an open door policy and is located next to the Library. It has a suite of rooms available for supporting student needs from 1:1 diagnostic assessment rooms through student group study space and also a comfortable rest space for students needing rehabilitation following significant illness or those managing ongoing chronic conditions. The team is keen to address and support across the full spectrum of student need.
We are committed to meeting the needs of people with disabilities, recognising that a disability can affect people in different ways. We encourage people with disabilities to make relevant staff aware of their needs to that full and appropriate support may be provided.
The Study Skills centre has a wide variety of resrouces to help students with their learning needs. Qualified staff are available to carry out assessments for exam access arrangements and then to offer appropriate support. Individual and small group support is available for a variety of needs.
Trained staff are able to support students with everyday tasks where appropriate. For students who have particular issues with dexterity, specialist software or scribe support can be arranged through the Study Skills Centre.
At Hills Road we are always striving for excellence in all we do; and that includes our support for students' learning needs.
How to apply
You can apply for courses at Hills Road Sixth Form College through UCAS Progress. Add courses to your favourites to apply to this provider.