Joseph Chamberlain Sixth Form College

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Joseph Chamberlain Sixth Form College
Location Belgrave Road, Highgate
West Midlands
B12 9FF
England Coordinates: 52°27′44″N 1°53′18″W / 52.4621°N 1.8884°W / 52.4621; -1.8884
DfE URN 130468 Tables
Ofsted Reports
Gender Mixed
Ages 16+

Joseph Chamberlain Sixth Form College is located in Highgate, Birmingham, England. The college mainly teaches AS and A2 levels and some BTEC's.


Joseph Chamberlain Sixth Form College is located in Birmingham. It is a college which offers many courses for students aged between 16 and 19 years. It also has courses for adults aged above 19 years of age and vocational programmes as well. Some courses are offered on a part-time basis and others are full-time courses. Advanced Levels, GCSE, BTEC National Diplomas and English as an Additional Language (EAL) are some of the courses offered at the college.

Several subjects are offered at the Advanced Levels such as Accounting, Business, Media, Philosophy, Statistics and Theatre Studies. GCSE subjects include Biology, English Language, Mathematics, Religious Studies, Geography, Psychology and Sociology. Several vocational courses are offered at Joseph Chamberlain Sixth Form College in various areas. Some are Art and Design, Early Years, Nursery Nursing, Performance Arts and Teaching Assistant. The EAL programme offered by the college is useful for students coming from all over the world for whom English is a foreign language. The courses start from the beginner’s level and can be studied up to the IELTS level which is for University Entrance. Students can take the EAL course in conjunction with any of the other courses which are suitable to them.

Joseph Chamberlain Sixth Form College offers a range of adult education courses which are held in the college campus as well as other locations in the community. Classes are held in local primary schools, churches and even temples.

In September 2008, a £40 million campus - designed by Nicholas Hare Architects - was opened across from the old building.[1]


In 2007 Her Majesty The Queen, on the advice of the Prime Minister, approved the award of her Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education to Joseph Chamberlain Sixth Form College. Joseph Chamberlain Sixth Form College is one of twenty universities and colleges across the United Kingdom to receive The Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education. Joseph Chamberlain was the only sixth form college in the UK to be on the list of prize winners. The College is now a recipient of the Queen’s Anniversary Prize. Joseph Chamberlain College (JCC) takes in high grade pupils.

Following an Ofsted inspection in April 2013 the college is now graded 3: Requires Improvement.[1]


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