Why Choose Us?

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Welcome to the College

Welcome to the Worcester Sixth Form College website and thank you for your interest in our College.

We are specialists in the education of 16-19 year olds and our staff are experts in meeting the needs of this age group.

Every year we admit 800 or so students from the whole county of Worcestershire and from surrounding areas. This enables us to offer an exceptionally wide range of courses and flexible programmes in which any course can be combined with virtually any other course.

Our students are highly successful, not just academically, but in many other kinds of endeavour, including sports, performing arts, music, Duke of Edinburgh, charity fund raising and a wide variety of other extra-curricular areas. Over the last ten years Worcester Sixth Form College has won more national British Colleges Sport titles than any other college in the whole of the West Midlands Region. Our performing arts productions regularly receive praise in the local press and are frequently selected for County showcase events.

I am committed to providing the very best support to all of our students so that they can reach their full potential. Every student is in a tutor group supported by a specialist personal tutor. We also have huge expertise in providing careers and higher education guidance tailored to individuals’ needs. This means students’ progression after College is as smooth as possible. The percentage of our students applying to UCAS who are successful in obtaining university places is very significantly above the national average. Our learning support provision has an excellent reputation as we are fully qualified to support students with a broad range of learning needs to ensure that they are successful.

As a Sixth Form College, we offer a very special environment with the right balance of support and challenge to enable students to thrive and to prepare for their transition to life after College, whether that be employment or further study.

You will see from the Prospective Students pages of our website that we have a particularly wide variety of courses, facilities and activities to offer. If you are considering applying to the College, you will be interested to know that we have Open Evenings in November with Information Evenings during the spring and summer terms. I very much hope to have the opportunity of welcoming you to one of these events.

Edward Senior
Principal

Edward Senior
Edward Senior

Equality

We are proud to be an inclusive organisation where individual differences are accepted and valued and where everyone is able to fulfil their potential in a welcoming, safe and non threatening environment. Worcester Sixth Form College is committed to equality, diversity and inclusion for students, employers, community groups, staff, governors, members of the public and for others who come into contact with the College.

Safeguarding

The College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all of our students. It has taken an active role in multi-agency work where child, or vulnerable adult, protection concerns arise. The following principles underpin decisions and actions: our approach aims to achieve the best outcome for students; all our staff have a responsibility and receive regular training; our personnel procedures aim for best practice in relation to safer recruitment; work with other agencies is valued and matters surrounding information sharing and confidentiality are informed by the Worcestershire Safeguarding Children Board (WSCB).

The College Mission

Worcester Sixth Form College is an open access college which will provide a wide range of high quality courses to support individual students in achieving their full potential in learning. In particular, the College will meet the needs of learners from Worcestershire and adjacent areas aged 16-19, 14-16 year olds in partnership with local schools, and adults returning to education.