FAQs

Below are some of the most common questions we are asked. Please click on the questions below to reveal the answers.

We specialise in teaching Level 3 courses.  Our students are 16-19 resulting in a more grown up, mature environment. Our facilities are specifically geared towards sixth form students. We have a long academic track record of proven success and offer the widest range of subjects in the area.

Our college is the only one in the area where you can choose from such a wide range of both A Level and Vocational courses and combine the two. Because we specialise in sixth form provision we can virtually guarantee you any combination, all under one roof.  Have a look at the Study Programme section for more information about choosing the right programme for you.

75-85% of our students go on to University, a large percentage go on to Russell Group Universities. We have the largest amount of high achievers in the area.

Yes, we have two Open Events in November and one in April ( see Events for actual dates). If you can’t make either of these dates contact the college to arrange a tour.

You can apply now. Ideally we would like applications in by 30th April each year, however we will be continuing to accept applications up to enrolment in August.

The college has a wealth of experience in supporting students with their university applications.  We have a department dedicated to the function and in the last 2 years 82% of applications were successful (5% above national average).

Over the 2 years there are 3 formal consultation events and parents are encouraged to contact personal tutors if they have any concerns. We also have a parent portal where parents can access online ‘ live’ data on attendance and progress.

You will be assigned a Personal Tutor and have access to specialist career support. Our student support team and counsellor are here to help with any personal issues or additional learning needs.

Some subjects have small fees for course materials. For more information please take a look at our prospectus. There is also a £35 voluntary contribution fee.

You will have study periods in which you are expected to manage your time appropriately. This will help you prepare for University and the workplace.

We have our own restaurant and Starbucks on site but students are welcome to go into town for lunch if they prefer.

No. We feel a uniform inhibits students’ freedom of expression. We want our students to wear the clothes they feel comfortable in as long as they are suitable for a working environment.

The average class size is 19.

We pride ourselves on the huge range of activities that are available for you to try during your time here.  Have a look at our LinC activities for more information.

 

  • We offer a wider range of courses available all at one site.
  • Our staff specialise in their subject area and also only teach 16-19 year olds.
  • We have a proven track record of results going back over 40 years as a specialist sixth form provider.
  • We offer an unrivalled range of LinC activities (both sporting and non-sporting).
  • You will have the opportunity to spend two years studying in a more adult environment preparing you for University or the workplace.

Sixth Form Colleges nationally  outperform FE Colleges and state  school Sixth Forms therefore they are given benchmarks above all schools and colleges.
Our results for 2017 demonstrate very high achievements with a pass rate of 100% in the new linear A level subjects and 100% for Vocational courses which is above the Sixth Form sector averages.

 

We can guarantee your first choice of subjects in almost all cases.

We offer over 50 A level and Vocational subjects.  We also offer Higher Level HNC’s and Evening Courses in Counselling.