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Welcome to Stockton Sixth Form College

Stockton Sixth Form College offers a positive and dynamic learning environment where students are given the support and guidance, but also the independence and freedom, to become prepared for their next step to university or employment.

We offer a range of courses, from A-levels to vocational programmes at both Level 2 and Level 3, and a variety of opportunities to enhance learning outside of the classroom. In 2014, Ofsted recognised our high expectations of students, high success rates and high quality teaching, judging the college to be ‘Good’ across all areas.

It’s our small, friendly and welcoming environment which sets us apart. With average class sizes of around 15, we can offer one-to-one learning with teachers who are experts in their field, as well as consistent support to ensure each student is progressing and on track to achieve their very best.

We have an exciting vision for our college and the community we serve, and I believe it’s a fantastic time to join Stockton Sixth Form. I look forward to meeting you at our Open Evening events and showing you all we have to offer

Joanna Bailey

About us

We can think of so many reasons to join our college. We will do our upmost to make sure you get to where you want to be. Whether it's your dream job, a top university, an apprenticeship or something a little less conventional, we can help you achieve it. There are so many other reasons to join us that we can't possibly list them all here, but below are a few to get us started.  

  • Great Grades
  • Excellent Facilities
  • Soft Skills (It's those little things that make the difference!)
  • Fabulous College Trips abroad
  • Placement/Volunteer Opportunities
  • Small Classes & Friendly atmosphere

Focused Friday 

Our unique four day teaching timetable makes us different from the others. You will benefit from a condensed timetable in which lessons take place from Monday to Thursday. “Focused Friday” as we call it, is a day for anything and everything but lessons. From First Aid, Craft Club, Duke of Edinburgh Award and Student Council, you can access options which allow you to acquire new skills and gain that all important experience giving you the leading edge during competitive selection processes for university or employment.

Friday’s activities also include Critical Thinking; Extended Project Qualification; student newspaper; support for prospective lawyers; Pathway to Clinical Science (PaCS); driving theory lessons; charity enrichment; work experience; voluntary opportunities; team sports practice and much more.

Facilities available

The college has invested substantially in ensuring students have the best possible teaching and learning environment and, as such, the college building has received a £6m refurbishment in recent years.

Our state-of-the-art facilities allow students to benefit from:

  • Modern laboratories for Biology, Chemistry and Physics
  • Innovative ICT suites with wifi-connectivity, interactive whiteboards and classroom voting systems
  • A £1m refurbishment to the college’s Learning Resource Centre, now double the size of the former library space, boasting increased ICT capabilities and additional break-out rooms where students can read quietly or study for exams
  • New areas for pastoral care, careers guidance and study support
  • A complete overhaul to areas for Art and Textiles and new facilities for Media and Film Studies, including green screen technology
  • Refurbished workshops and modern equipment for Design Technology and Graphic Communication
  • A vibrant new dining area and common room where students can eat, socialise and study outside of their lessons
  • An exceptional new 3G pitch sports facility built in partnership with Stockton Town Football Club.

Additional support

We pride ourselves on a first-class pastoral system.

From the moment you join us you will be assigned a progress tutor who will be responsible for your progression and welfare at college. You will meet with your tutor and tutor group each week and follow an active programme which aims to support your studies and prepare you for your next step on to university or employment.

Parents are introduced to progress tutors early in the first term. We then keep them informed through regular reports and through access to an online portal where your subject performance can be continually monitored.

We employ a college counsellor for times when you may want to speak to someone outside of college, on a confidential basis, and enjoy the support of local mental health initiative Talking Matters.

We support differently-abled people both in and out of the classroom, throughout the full range of courses. Before you enrol at college, we can offer information on the support available to you and an assessment of your personal needs.

Once you are a student we will provide academic support in and out of the classroom and more specialist support for dealing with the development of communication, numeracy, ICT skills, English for speakers of other languages, help for dyslexic students and much more.

Learner success

Stockton Sixth Form College has built an exceptional reputation for academic achievement over many years and, as the only specialist sixth form college in Stockton-onTees that has over 40 years’ experience delivering A-level, BTEC and GCSE qualifications to students aged 16-19 from across the region, our results are consistently excellent. In August 2016 we achieved a pass rate of over 98% as well as a 100% pass rate in the majority of the subjects.

How to apply

If you want to apply for courses, you will need to contact Stockton Sixth Form College directly.

Last updated date: 20 December 2016
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