Bilborough College

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Biborough College
Established 1957
Type Sixth form college
Principal Chris Bradford
Location Nottingham, Notts, England

Bilborough College is a sixth form college in College Way, Bilborough, Nottingham, United Kingdom.

The college has students from across the conurbation. A third of its students come from Nottingham, another third from the surrounding Nottinghamshire and a third from South East Derbyshire and Derby city.


Opened in 1957 as Bilborough Grammar School, the school became a sixth form college in 1975 when Nottingham's education system became comprehensive. The college has grown from 635 students to 2,250 full-time students enrolled to be attending the college in September 2010. The college has a 65% of female students and 35% male. The new accommodations opened officially on 21 July 2006. The new building is divided into 3 blocks (A, B and C) and 4 floors (0-3). The new building has a photographic lab, lecture theatre, theatre, shop, refectory, large art rooms, library and "sound proof" music rooms. The development, designed by CPMG Architects, has already won a design award from the local civic society, and has more recently received the Lord Mayor of Nottingham's Award for Urban Design in October 2006.


The curriculum is based entirely on Curriculum 2000, on Advanced Subsidiary-level (AS-level) and General Certificate of Education Advanced-Level (GCE A-level) provision. However it also caters for evening classes, with a programme provided in partnership with Broxtowe College, Nottingham. The college offers students the opportunity to study a variety of subjects:

Visual and Performing Arts Social Science Language and Communication Professional Studies Science and PE Mathematics and Computing
Art Government and Politics Modern Languages Accounting Biology Computing
Drama History English Language Business Studies Chemistry Information and Communication Technology
Dance Philosophy English Literature Economics Physics Mathematics
Film Studies Psychology General Studies Electronics Further Mathematics
Media Studies Religious Studies Geography Physical Education
Music Sociology Law
Music Technology Critical Thinking
Performance Studies Extended Project Qualification(EPQ)

International Baccalaureate[edit]

Bilborough college has been teaching the International Baccalaureate since 2009, and recently celebrated some of the best national results in the IB, including three 40+ scores.[1] The current year group (2011-13) is predicted to achieve better than this. There are currently 25 Year 13 students, and 31 students in Year 12, this is set to rise to around 40 in the next year.

OFSTED Report[edit]

The most recent Ofsted report it gave the college 'Outstanding' in Mathematics and English and modern foreign languages. It received 'Good' in the remainder (Science, Business and information communications technology, Visual and performing arts, Humanities).

The college also earned an Ofsted Particularly Successful College awards. This award recognised the excellent results for the college in 2004 and in 2005. The overall pass rate for 2005 was 98.4%, with an A-C pass rate of nearly 75% for 'A' level results.



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Coordinates: 52°58′01″N 1°14′05″W / 52.96694°N 1.23472°W / 52.96694; -1.23472