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Welcome to NewVIc

NewVIc is a place to learn, thrive and achieve. It’s a college that combines high quality facilities with excellent teaching, tailored support and a strong sense of community. An investment of £8m in a new building provides a state-of-the-art technology enabled learning resource centre.

At NewVIc, you will be encouraged and supported to become a resilient independent thinker and learner. You will be challenged to see and think in new ways – to look at the world afresh. The college has a vibrant diverse culture rooted in ambition and equality. Artists rub shoulders with engineers.

It is excellent preparation for a demanding changing world, for university and the world of work. NewVIc offers its 2,500 students the most extensive choice of academic and vocational pathways in Newham. Choose the course that suits your interests and strengths and will best equip you to achieve your goals.

Everything is in place at NewVIc to help you achieve your career goals. Excellent teaching and individual support combines with enrichment activities that develop the skills most in demand by universities and employers.

Facilities available

Sports & Activities

  • Sports Hall
    The sports hall is the size of six badminton courts and contains markings for badminton, basketball, netball and 5-a-side football. The hall also contains four additional training hoops for basketball and two cricket training nets.
  • Floodlit Multi-Use Games Area
    The Multi-Use Games Area (MUGA) is designed to accommodate a variety of sports. It is the size of three tennis courts and contains markings for tennis, netball, basketball, cricket, handball and football. The MUGA is floodlit for year-round use and has been designed for either full court usage or mini games using one court.
  • Indoor and outdoor fitness equipment
    All students are able to use the indoor and outdoor fitness equipment. There are women-only sessions offered in the indoor fitness room.
  • Cricket nets
    The cricket net area is a 25m x 11m three lane demountable cricket netting facility, with a 3G carpet, bowling end, which can be used for multi-sport training, fitness and physical activity all year round.

Learning Resource Centre

The LRC is situated in B block and is available to all students to help them in a variety of ways with their studies. It contains a library, a suite of computers and a range of portable netbooks running MS Office software, internet access on all computers, a group work area, silent study facilities and a silent computer room for research project work and workshops.

The library is well stocked with books for reference and for loan. There is an extensive range of audio visual resources and current fiction. Students may borrow items for up to three weeks although some are on short-term loan only. Newspapers, periodicals and other resources are also available. The flexible learning suite enables students to use information technology to work at their own pace, to get extra help and advice on their coursework or to access the internet for research purposes.

You will find the friendly and helpful members of staff are always ready to assist you at these times. The LRC team are eager to involve you in developing the service and students contribute through a focus group.

Food & Drink Options

Food is an important part of life at NewVIc, important because our students need to be able to concentrate on their studies without having to worry about feeding themselves; important as a part of the social life of the college; and important as a way of introducing our students to good eating habits for the rest of their lives.

NewVIc’s catering partner is Caterlink, who provide  a wide range of good value food throughout the day.  We operate a cashless payment system and details are given to students on induction.

Multi-Faith Room

There is a spacious, quiet room available with lockers and footbaths for private prayer and reflection for students of all faiths. Any student who wishes to use it should ask Barbara Merritt (room C516) for the key.

Skills Centre

The Skills Centre is used by most students in the college. Skills Centre staff offer extra help with your studies whatever level you have reached. Specialist staff can support you in all aspects of your programme. You may come for help in completing essays or assignments during the daily lunch-time drop-in sessions, or you may have a programme of support with literacy, numeracy or study skills.

The centre is a well-resourced, informal learning space with plenty of IT facilities to help you with your learning. During your induction you will be introduced to the centre and discover how to get the support you need from staff and the learning materials available.

Careers Centre

Planning your career is an integral part of your programme at NewVIc. The college has two careers advisers and a visiting Connexions careers adviser to provide specialist careers support. In addition to individual interviews with a careers adviser, there are scheduled tutorials to engage in careers, higher education and employability assignments to develop careers management skills.

The careers area is based in the skills centre. It offers a comprehensive range of careers materials including books, prospectuses, information about employment opportunities and all types of careers as well as useful reference material. There is a booking service as well as daily drop-in sessions to talk to careers advisers.

Additional support

We welcome students with learning difficulties and disabilities and our fully accessible learning environment enables all students to be included in
college life. When you apply to the college it is important that you let us know about your specific needs so that we can plan and provide the support you need when you begin college. The learning support available includes:

  • learning support assistants
  • personal care and mobility support
  • specialist teachers and software for students with visual or hearing impairments
  • dyslexia assessments and specialist support
  • additional study support
  • welfare suite for students with medical and personal care needs
  • adaptive aids and equipment
  • special arrangements in examinations.

Learner success

  • 88 vocational students achieved a D*D*D* grade, which is equivalent to 3 A* grades at A-level. A further 140 students achieved either DDD, D*DD or D*D*D.
  • 41% of NewVIc A-level candidates achieved an A*, A or B grade.
  • 562 A*-C grades were achieved at A-level, including 25% increase in A*s year on year at A-level.
  • 79% of subsidiary diploma candidates achieved D* or D, equivalent to A*/A at A-level.

How to apply

If you want to apply for courses, you will need to contact NewVIc directly.

Last updated date: 20 October 2016
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Key information


  • A: Newham Sixth Form College (NewVIc)
    • Address:
    • Prince Regent Lane
    • Plaistow
    • London
    • E13 8SG
    • Telephone number:
    • Switchboard: 02074734110
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    • More information:
    • Newham Sixth Form College (NewVIc) is London's largest sixth form college, offering full-time courses for 16 to 19-year-olds. NewVIc offers over 50 A Level subjects, 31 level 2 and 3 vocational programmes, as well as foundation, entry level and ESOL programmes.

      It is a diverse and friendly learning community, with an outstanding record of achievement. In 2013, 767 students progressed to university (91% of all applicants); 130 students gained places at the most selective universities, including 60 at Russell Group universities.

      The NewVIc Honours Programme is unique and provides academically gifted students with specialist pathways, a tailored curriculum and support for progression to the most selective universities.

      NewVIc has excellent sports facilities and is one of four London colleges accredited with Sports Leadership status. The college's extra-curricular enrichment programme is aimed at developing employability and leadership skills through various activities including mentoring, the Student Union and volunteering in the community.