Barrow-in-Furness Sixth Form College

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Barrow-in-Furness Sixth Form College
Established 1979
Type Sixth form college
Principal David Batten
Location Barrow-in-Furness

Barrow-in-Furness Sixth Form College is a sixth form college located in the outskirts of Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria, England established in 1979. Barrow Sixth Form College is one of the few purpose-built sixth form colleges in the country and unique within Cumbria. The buildings have been specially designed for students over the age of sixteen and include facilities for physically disabled students. A new wing and extensive alterations including a new library have recently been built, and there are further extensions planned. The college primarily educates students within the age range of 16–18 years (around 900 enrolled), as well as courses for adult learners. The college principal is David Batten, and the college employs over 120 members of staff.[1]


The college is located at the north end of Rating Lane in Barrow-in-Furness. Nearby sites include Furness Abbey, Furness General Hospital, Chetwynde School, St. Bernard's Catholic High School and Abbey Road (the towns main central road network).



  • Art and Design
  • Business and Communication Systems
  • Chemistry
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Human Physiology and Health (Human Biology)
  • Italian
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Sociology
  • Spanish

Advanced/Advanced subsidiary GCE[edit]

  • Accounting
  • Applied Information and Communication Technology
  • Art and Design
  • Biology
  • Business Studies
  • Chemistry
  • Computing
  • Dance
  • Design and Technology – Product Design
  • Drama and Theatre Studies
  • Engineering
  • English Language
  • English Literature
  • Film Studies
  • French
  • Further Mathematics
  • General Studies
  • Geography
  • Geology
  • German
  • Government and Politics
  • Health and Social Care
  • History
  • Information and Communication Technology
  • Law
  • Mathematics
  • Media Studies
  • Music
  • Physics
  • Psychology
  • Religious Studies
  • Sociology
  • Spanish
  • Sport and Physical Education
  • Travel and Tourism
  • Use of Mathematics


  • British Sports Trust - Community Sports Leader Award
  • BTEC Foundation Studies in Art and Design - Art Foundation Course
  • Free Standing Maths Qualification
  • OCR Level 2 National Certificate - Health and Social Care
  • OCR Level 2 National Certificate - Information Technology
  • OCR Level 3 National Certificate - Health and Social Care

Notable alumni[edit]


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Coordinates: 54°07′47″N 3°12′00″W / 54.12972°N 3.20000°W / 54.12972; -3.20000