City of Stoke-on-Trent Sixth Form College

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City of Stoke-on-Trent Sixth Form College
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Motto High Quality Education in a Caring Environment
Type Further education college
Principal Mr Paul Mangnall
Chair of governors Charles Freeman
Location Leek Road
Stoke-on-Trent
Staffordshire
ST4 2RU
England Coordinates: 53°00′27″N 2°10′33″W / 53.0075°N 2.1758°W / 53.0075; -2.1758
Local authority Stoke-on-Trent
DfE number ???/8600
DfE URN 130817 Tables
Ofsted Reports
Students approx. 1800
Gender Coeducational
Ages 16+
Colours Blue & White         
Telephone Number 01782 848736
Fax Number 01782 747456
Website www.stokesfc.ac.uk

The City of Stoke-on-Trent Sixth Form College is a mixed sixth form college on Leek Road, Stoke-on-Trent. It opened its new building on Leek Road in September 2010 having previously been located on Victoria Road, Fenton.[1] The college is also known as Stoke-on-Trent Sixth Form College, and - prior to its relocation - Fenton Sixth Form College.

Admissions[edit]

The college specialises in educating years 12 and 13, where students can gain AS, A2 and BTEC qualifications. More than 95% of students are aged between 16 and 19.[1] About 90% of students are of White British heritage,[2] with a large minority being British Pakistanis. The local area is deprived, the city is in economic and social decline, and an Ofsted report noted that the local area had a "culture of low attainment and aspiration".[2] About 70% of students come from the city, with the rest journeying in from North Staffordshire.[2]

The college requires a minimum of four GCSEs at A* to C grades, rather than the minimum five usually required.[3]

History[edit]

The college was established in 1970 on Victoria Road, Fenton; making it the first purpose-built sixth form college in the country.[2] Next to it was the Fenton Manor Sports Complex. Originally build with a capacity of 700 students, it eventually came to teach more than double that figure.[2]

The idea of a 'University Quarter' was first announced in 2004,[4] and was developed for the next few years.[5] A December 2004 report gave most teaching staff a grade of good or better.[2] In November 2006 an Ofsted report gave the college a 'satisfactory' grade, and gave a good or better teaching and learning in 72% of lessons.[3] In late 2008 planning permission was given for the college to build a new campus on Leek Road,[6] as part of a £1.5 billion regeneration project in North Staffordshire.[7] The project was suspended in January 2009,[8] and concerns were made if sufficient funds could be found.[9] The site was handed over to developers in March 2009,[10] just as an Ofsted report gave the college a 'satisfactory' grade.[1] In September 2010 the college officially moved to Leek Road, Stoke-on-Trent.

Academic standards[edit]

The school competes with four other institutes in the city: St Joseph's College, St Margaret Ward Catholic School and Arts College, St Thomas More Catholic College and Stoke-on-Trent College. Of these only Shelton based Stoke-on-Trent College is not attached to a school.

The front of the new college building.
The new college in August 2010, as taken from Leek Road as final building work was being completed.

Performance table[edit]

Year Average A/AS-level points per student City Ranking (of 5)
2002[11] 63.9 4
2003[12] 245.6 4
2004[13] 240.8 2
2005[14] 241.6 2
2006[15] 706.5 2
2007[16] 661.2 3
2008[17] 658.1 3
2009[18] 628.9 4
2010[19] 622.6 4
2011[20] 629.7 4
2012[21] 637.7 4
Note

The points system has changed over the years, leading to big jumps in some years.

Feeder Schools[edit]

The college has feeder schools throughout the city.

Many of the students go on to local Universities Staffordshire and Keele.

Notable staff and students[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Ofsted Report of March 2009". Ofsted. March 2009. Retrieved 24 July 2010. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f "Ofsted Report of December 2004". December 2004. Retrieved 24 July 2010. 
  3. ^ a b "Ofsted Report of November 2006". Ofsted. November 2006. Retrieved 24 July 2010. 
  4. ^ "Students to aid Stoke's rebirth". BBC News. 22 June 2004. Retrieved 24 July 2010. 
  5. ^ "Education hub plan in £4.3m boost". BBC News. 19 November 2007. Retrieved 24 July 2010. 
  6. ^ "Campuses to undergo £107m revamp". BBC News. 5 September 2008. Retrieved 24 July 2010. 
  7. ^ "Plans for £1.5bn revamp unveiled". BBC News. 29 September 2008. Retrieved 24 July 2010. 
  8. ^ "College plans decision put back". BBC News. 28 January 2009. Retrieved 24 July 2010. 
  9. ^ "University quarter plan delayed". BBC News. 29 June 2009. Retrieved 24 July 2010. 
  10. ^ "Thousands spent on temporary site". BBC News. 29 July 2009. Retrieved 24 July 2010. 
  11. ^ "A/AS-level performance in Stoke-on-Trent". BBC News. Retrieved 22 July 2010. 
  12. ^ "Advanced performance in Stoke-on-Trent". BBC News. 15 January 2004. Retrieved 22 July 2010. 
  13. ^ "Schools in Stoke-on-Trent". BBC News. 19 October 2005. Retrieved 22 July 2010. 
  14. ^ "Institutions in Stoke-on-Trent". BBC News. 19 January 2006. Retrieved 22 July 2010. 
  15. ^ "Institutions in Stoke-on-Trent". BBC News. 11 January 2007. Retrieved 22 July 2010. 
  16. ^ "Secondary schools in Stoke-on-Trent: A/AS-level score". BBC News. 10 January 2008. Retrieved 22 July 2010. 
  17. ^ "Secondary schools in Stoke-on-Trent". BBC News. 15 January 2009. Retrieved 22 July 2010. 
  18. ^ "Secondary schools in Stoke-on-Trent". BBC News. 13 January 2010. Retrieved 22 July 2010. 
  19. ^ "Secondary schools in Stoke-on-Trent". BBC News. 12 January 2011. Retrieved 12 January 2011. 
  20. ^ "Secondary schools in Stoke-on-Trent". BBC News. 21 March 2012. Retrieved 12 January 2013. 
  21. ^ "Secondary schools in Stoke-on-Trent". BBC News. 24 January 2013. Retrieved 24 January 2013. 

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