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. All 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 subject 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 BTEC courses and combine the two. Because we specialise in sixth form provision we can virtually guarantee you any combination, all under one roof.
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 change your choice anytime between now and enrolment in August.
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.
Our philosophy is supported independence. 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.
Exercise & Sport LinC Activities
Our “LinC programme” is a compulsory part of all students’ programmes of study. This year the programme includes
- American Football
- Dodge Ball
- Fitness Classes
- Martial Arts
- Personal Training
- Indoor Football
- Table Tennis
- Running Club
Team sports is aimed at those individuals that area are a little more serious about their sport and want to join a team. KEC competes in local and national leagues and competitions. Teams planned for 2017/2018 are:
Non-Sporting LinC Activites
A programme of activities is planned to cover a range of subject areas and also link directly to chosen career paths. These sessions are most likely to run for two hours on a Wednesday but maybe split across two sessions that occur at the end of the college day. You will sign up to one of the activities. The range of activities planned for 2017/2018 include:
- Art Society
- Community Film Making
- Debating & Public Speaking Society
- Drama Society
- Duke of Edinburgh
- Eco College
- Engineering Society
- Enterprise Society
- Global Chest Challenge
- History Society
- Health & Social Society
- Journalism and Creative Writing
- Law Mooting Team
- Politics Society
- Quiz Leage
- LGBT Society
- Mathematics Community
- Promotion Society
- Programming Club
- Psychology Society
- Street Aware
Trips and Visits
Staff at college will provide a broad experience of their subjects through trips and visits as well as inviting experts in their field in to inspire students. You are encouraged to take part in theatre trips, field trips (national and international), arts festivals, film festivals, visits to local business and industry.
Creative Arts students have been to a number of European locations in the last few years. Psychology students have visited New York as part of their study programme
- 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 enrichment 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 2015-16 demonstrate very high achievements with a pass rate of 99% at A leve and 100% for BTEC which is above the Sixth Form sector averages.
We can guarantee your first choice of subjects in almost all cases.
We offer over 50 AS and A level subjects and Btecs