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Students follow a study programme of A Levels and/or BTEC qualifications coupled with a work and life skills development course and opportunities for a range of enrichment activities.

Most students follow three academic subjects to A Level over a two year linear programme.

Predicted grades are based upon year end final assessments.

The College offers a broad general education in a caring and supportive environment which enables students to gain the qualifications they need to enter higher education or employment and the opportunity to participate in a wide range of enrichment activities such as Sport, Drama, Music, 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) and a Sports Hall and Fitness Centre. The Student Services area includes a Library, a specialist Careers Library, a silent study area (the Cloisters), a Well-Being Centre and an IT Centre. There is a student café and a large study and social area (the Pavilion). The College’s latest teaching block houses a large area for study, rehearsals and exhibitions.

Teaching by experts helps students to learn to take responsibility for their own learning and enjoy their courses. The College regularly gains one of the highest A Level points score per entry of nearly 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 in England 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 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, making new friends and taking responsibility as a member of a caring and vibrant community.