Hereford Sixth Form College was established in 1973 as the sixth form for Hereford city and the surrounding area. While most of the College's students live in Herefordshire, many travel from Wales and the adjoining counties. The College offers a broad general education in a caring and supportive environment that enables you to gain the qualifications you need to enter higher education or employment and the opportunity to participate in a wide range of enrichment activities such as Sport and Drama, Young Enterprise, the Student Representative Council and the Duke of Edinburgh Award.
The College is housed in purpose-built accommodation including specialist classrooms and laboratories, a Performing Arts Centre, a Music Centre (incorporating a recital room, practice rooms and recording studios), a Sports Hall and Fitness Centre. The Student Services area includes a Library & Learning Resources Centre, a specialist Careers Library, a new Well-Being Centre and an IT Centre. There is a student cafe and a large study and social area (the Pavilion).
A new Business Studies teaching block also houses a large area for study, rehearsals and exhibitions.
Teaching by experts helps you to learn to take responsibility for your own learning and enjoy your courses. The College regularly gains one of the highest A level points score per entry of over 100 sixth form colleges nationally and was judged to be OUTSTANDING in all areas during the latest Ofsted inspection (April 2008). A copy of the full inspection report and details of the College's results in A level and AS examinations can be found on our website.
The College is committed to maintaining good communication. In addition to reports and other information provided for students and parents, minutes of Governing Body meetings can be found on our website or are available from the College on request.
For the last three years, the College has been identified by the government-funded A Level Performance System as one of the best institutions for value-added examination results. These consider students' performance in the light of their previous GCSE results and measure progress made. In July 2006 the College was awarded Learning and Skills Beacon Status by the Secretary of State for Education for its outstanding contribution to 16-19 education.
The College, however, is more than a place to gain qualifications. It is a bridge between school and higher education or employment where you will enjoy developing skills, responsibility and self-discipline as a member of a caring and vibrant community.