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Welcome to Scarborough Sixth Form College



About us

We are a medium sized provider of A Levels, BTECs, CACHE and GCSEs in Scarborough. We have approximately 1100 students mainly aged between 16-18, as well as some mature students. Our mission is:

“To provide excellent service to our community, by achieving outstanding educational progress,
and developing the personal and social skills of all our students.”

We are extremely proud to be one of the top colleges in the country for A Level and Vocational value added – the measure used by the Department for Education for student progress. This means that students studying with us make more progress and achieve higher grades in comparison to other schools and colleges nationally.

We have a strong emphasis on helping students move from dependence to independence in a supportive environment. All students are allocated a Guidance Support Tutor (GST) to support them during their time here. Our GSTs monitor attendance and behaviour while at the same time encouraging students to develop as individuals and preparing them for the next stage after college.

We have invested heavily in buildings and resources over the last few years resulting in a modern university type feel. The new facilities have allowed us to expand our range of courses and the flexibility we offer means that students can mix and match nearly any combination of courses to create a bespoke study programme to suit them and their career.

We work closely with Askham Bryan agricultural college and The Academy Hair & Beauty College to ensure that students in Scarborough are able to choose from a range of courses without having to travel. Askham Bryan is based in a new building at Scarborough Sixth Form offering Animal Care and Management. Alternatively, students can choose to study Beauty Therapy with our partner The Academy who has a training salon in Scarborough.

Facilities available

We have invested around £3 million into developing our facilities over the last few years. As a result our rooms are light, airy and modern.

Facilities include:

  • Sports Hall
    The College Sports Hall is ideal for sporting activities.The capacity for the Sports Hall is 250 seated and 300 standing.
  • Drama Studio
    Our Drama Studio has a number of features including full length mirrors and pull out seating for 90. Having its own separate entrance it is perfect for both rehearsals and performances.
  • The Hub
    Our recently refurbished Hub is a large space, ideal for conferences, presentations and functions. It can be set up to seat up to 120 or hold 250-300 standing. With large windows on either side, this light and airy space can have many uses. 
  • Cafe 6
    Café 6 has recently been refurbished into a modern and stylish dining room. 

Additional support

We support students in college to make the transition from dependence to independence. Students are given more responsibility than at school with study periods and much more independent working. This is done in a supportive environment with all students allocated a Guidance Support Tutor who will help them and monitor their development throughout college.

We have high expectations for our students including attendance and completing work, and regularly review their progress to ensure that they stay on track. The Study Centre provides assistance to all students with their studies and have experience in supporting students with specific learning difficulties or disabilities.

In addition we have a dedicated Careers team who organise a variety of career events throughout the year as well as providing individual advice. Our students’ wellbeing is a priority for us and we provide a college counselling service that all students can access for free.

Learner success

  • 99% A Level pass rate
  • 57% A*, A & B
  • 90% Distinction or Distinction Star for BTEC
  • We are in the top 4% of colleges in the UK for BTEC progress and the top 6% for A Level progress!

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 27 July 2017
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