Welcome to Reigate College
It’s with the greatest pleasure that I welcome you to Reigate Sixth Form College.
’m guessing that you are currently thinking about the best place for you to undertake your sixth form education and that you want to find out what we do at Reigate. Hopefully this prospectus will help guide you in the right direction.
We are a specialist sixth form college and one of the most successful providers of sixth form education in the UK. Part of this success is due to the extensive range of subjects and courses that we offer that you can ‘mix and match’ in any combination you choose. It’s very different from a school sixth form; there are 44 subjects to choose from and our teachers only teach at this level so you can be assured of their specialist knowledge and expertise in their subjects.
We are a Teaching School, recognised by the Government as outstanding in every area of our work; and we are also a Beacon College – an accolade only awarded to schools or colleges who have exceptional results and are recognised as centres of excellence and innovation. Our expert, friendly staff are available throughout your time here to help you plan ahead for university or work – but whatever you wish to do in the future you can be sure that you’ll be prepared. Our Careers team has achieved the coveted ‘Investor in Careers’ award, so you can be confident that the guidance you’ll receive will be exactly what you need.
Our expectations of you are straightforward; you must attend regularly and take responsibility for using your time effectively to succeed at the highest level. You’ll need to work hard and we’ll certainly keep you busy as we know that this will help you to achieve the best possible results. We’ll also keep a close eye on your progress and ensure that you (and your parents) are kept informed of how well you are doing.
For students who hope to progress to the top universities there’s a specific programme, which entails participating in additional tailor-made seminars and events, plus extra support and advice.
Reigate College offers a wide range of sports, activities and a great social life. You can choose anything from fencing to joining the orchestra – or sign up to one of the teams and play competitive sport against other schools and colleges. All our resources, including our sporting facilities, are first-class. Classrooms are modern and well-equipped and our specialist teaching facilities are excellent.
I know that you won’t find a school or college in Surrey with greater choice, better results, more effective teaching and support and higher quality resources... but don’t take my word for it; why not come along to one of our Open Evenings and see for yourself – you’ll be made to feel very welcome.
Reigate College has been graded ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted since 2005 and is regularly placed in the top ten of UK Colleges (using success rates as the criteria).
It has Beacon status and is a National Teaching School. This means that not only is it one of a limited number of further education providers that has received public recognition for its high levels of leadership, management and performance but is also a leading light in teacher training.
The College’s results show that it provides an environment in which all students can shine – whether they are academically gifted, or find academic studies more challenging.
It is a specialist sixth form college with specialist A Level and BTEC subject teachers, which means students benefit from the expert subject knowledge and experience of their teaching staff.
Students have the opportunity to select from a range of around 45 AS/A Level and BTEC courses and can pick any combination of these courses. This means study programmes are tailor-made to fit students’ specific requirements, which in turn improves their chances of success.
Reigate’s facilities are second to none, with an impressive Sports Centre, Dance Studio and Theatre on site and fabulous sports fields off site at Wallfield on Green Lane (off Park Lane) in Reigate. There will be a new Music Centre, Language Labs, Media and IT suites opening September 2015.
The College community is an extremely supportive one. Students can expect to be supported throughout their time at College with the mix of support available coming from Teachers, Tutors, Learning Support specialists, Careers Advisors and Counsellors.
How to apply
If you want to apply for courses, you will need to contact Reigate College directly.