Welcome to Luton Sixth Form College
Welcome! We hope you will enjoy what we have to offer here on the website as we believe it will provide you with a very good impression of the life and work of the vibrant community that is Luton Sixth Form College.
We were the first Sixth Form College to be established in England, back in 1966. There are approximately 95 similar colleges and, as a whole, they are considered to be one of the jewels in the crown of the English education system.
This college ranks among the best in many ways. We offer a very broad curriculum, consisting of more than 40 A Levels and 20 BTEC courses. In addition to the main qualifications, we have a very full range of enrichment qualifications, opportunities and activities available to help our students enhance their experience and prospects. All of this takes place within a wonderful campus that is just three years old now and provides our students with the most modern facilities and resources available.
We hope you will be able to use this website to learn more about the college and if are you considering applying to study here in 2014/15, the information here will help you decide whether we have the right course to help you with career plans.
Our exam results improved overall in 2013 and nearly 1,000 students left with qualifications that enabled them to progress to university and into high quality employment. Approximately 75 per cent of our students go on to study at universities around the country, and about 100 are accepted every year at elite institutions known as the Russell Group Universities.
The excellent achievement of our students is due to the huge amount of dedication and effort put in by our very experienced and high quality staff and by our students. We have specialist staff available to provide guidance and support and we greatly value the involvement of parents in helping the young people here to achieve their full potential.
College life is quite different from school and brings with it more freedom and more responsibility, too. We believe that it provides excellent preparation for higher education or the world of work. The students here are provided with everything they need to achieve the very best qualifications but there is so much more available to them to enable them to learn new skills, enjoy new experiences and to become the leaders of the future.
The college provides state-of-the-art education and sports facilities fit for our students. Our aim is to ensure that funding over the next 70 years can be spent on education and services for its students, and not on old and inefficient buildings.
- Rooms have natural light and fresh air ventilation.
- A friendly open-access student support area gives students access to specialised staff and services.
- A spacious, zoned refectory serves high-quality food in an adult and relaxing environment.
- The large sports hall features spectator seating and professional-standard changing facilities.
- Landscaped garden areas.
The Information Centre is open throughout the day and can help you identify the appropriate service or advisor you need, as well as how to find them. They are able to provide information and advice on a wide variety of academic and support services, including attendance monitoring, Student Support Scheme, travel and any other queries. They will also be able to provide advice on our new Weekly Payment Scheme.
Personal Tutor / Student Manager
Your Personal Tutor’s first role is to help you settle in and make the most of your time at college. You will meet your Personal Tutor once or twice a week and he/she will guide you through your course and follow your progress. You will be encouraged to take opportunities to develop your skills and become an independent thinker. Personal Tutors also work closely with parents and are supported by a Student Manager, who will have overall responsibility for your welfare and progress throughout your course.
Consultation Events for Students and Parents/Guardians
The college stages consultation events twice during the academic year. If we feel there are any concerns regarding a student's progress, parents/guardians will be invited to come and discuss issues with staff.
Exam Results 2015 – Key Headlines
- The A Level pass rate was 97%.
- The BTEC Level 3 Diploma pass rate was 97.7%.
- The BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma pass rate was 95.5%.
- 23 out of 42 subjects on offer achieved a 100% pass rate.
- 35.2% of all grades awarded were high grades (A*-B).
- 22 out of 48 vocational programmes on offer achieved a 100% pass rate.
- 73.6% of students on BTEC Level 3 Diploma courses (qualification equivalent to two full A Levels) achieved high grades (D*D*-DM).
How to apply
If you want to apply for courses, you will need to contact Luton Sixth Form College directly.