However you decide to spend your time, the Sixth Form College is here to help you make the most of student life. It’s just up to you to get involved…
As part of your college programme you will be assigned to a Progression Pathway which are designed to develop you into a rounded individual, making you more attractive and better prepared to universities and employers. Within each Progression Pathway you will have the chance to develop skills and opportunities that will enhance your career prospects, such as work experience placements, public lectures and guest speakers in your industry, competitive and recreational sports and community engagement projects. If your career plans change during your time at the Sixth Form College, it is possible to change your Progression Pathway to support your new ambitions.
High Achievers Programme
Aiming to study at top universities including Oxford and Cambridge? We offer specialist support for students aspiring to study at prestigious UK and international universities. Designed by Oxbridge graduates, this programme includes: a lecture series delivered by leading academics, residential visits to Oxford, Cambridge and other Russell Group Universities and mock interviews.
The Sixth Form College also offers students a comprehensive range of UK and overseas visits, allowing our students to experience a whole world of opportunities and cultures by taking part in overseas visits, Challenge South Africa, Challenge China and Challenge Poland as well as a new exchange programme to Erlangen, Germany. The college has also hosted international student visits from China and other countries, giving visitors the chance to experience the culture as a student in the UK and allowing our students to engage with and share experiences with their peers from across the globe! The Sixth Form College has also supported students looking to take part in foreign exchange visits.
We put the students at the centre of what we do at the Sixth Form College which means that students have a genuine voice and are consulted on all aspects of their college experience. With annual Student Governor elections, an active Student Parliament and a team of Course Representatives, there are many ways to get your voice heard! We also conduct regular questionnaires to gather students’ views, and report back to students on what has or hasn’t been done via ‘You Said We Did’ messages on MySFC and screens around the college.
Each course elects two student representatives at the start of the academic year. Their role is to listen to the views of the students on the course and feedback the student voice to staff during subject meetings throughout the year.
The Student Parliament is a meeting of all the Course Representatives from across the College. The Student Parliament is led by the Student Governors and discussed key matters raised at subject meetings, and any other matters related to College life. The Student Parliament is very influential and often takes action to address suggestions raised by the student body.
Every year the college elects two Student Governors to represent them on the Local Governing Body. Student Governors work closely with Course Reps and ensure that there is a strong link between the student body and the college decision makers.
Student Leadership Team
The Student Leadership Team (SLT) are a group of students who have a shared interest in developing their leadership and employability skills. The SLT work closely with the Student Governors and Student Ambassadors and take a lead on consultation with students and community and stakeholder engagement.
As a Student Ambassador you can take a lead on college-wide projects which may include: social media, community and school engagement, social enterprise, environmental issues, cultural and health topics as well as acting as ambassadors for the college during events such as open evenings.
For our budding radio presenters, producers and journalists there is ample opportunity to get involved with Knot6’ the college’s internet radio station broadcasting live from the college. Interested in journalism? Find out more about our College Newspaper which is run by students studying a wide variety of courses at the college and their schedule reflects this diversity.
Clubs and Societies
Many of our clubs and societies are run by students for students. You may wish to join many of the college societies on offer such as:
- Pride (LGBTQ) Society
- Debating Society
- Christian Union
- International Society
- Creative Writing Society
- Film Crew
- History Society
- Health and Wellbeing Society
- Or create one of your own!
Students who wish to perform and showcase their musical talents can do so by taking part in college productions throughout the year or by taking to the second floor balcony during a lunch break to entertain the college community. You can also get involved by joining the college Samba Band.
Sports and enrichment activities give you the chance to do something extra with your time at College and have fun while you learn! A range of different opportunities are set up during the year so you have the chance to continue with your favourite sport or hobby or perhaps try something completely new.
Enrichment activities are a great way to meet other students who are not on your course, and as well as aiding your personal development, they will help you to relax and enjoy your time at college.