Longley Park Sixth Form College
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|Motto||Stretch Your Potential|
|Type||Sixth form college|
|Local authority||City of Sheffield|
It opened to the public and to students in September 2004 at a cost of £8.5 million. The college has been visited by both the former Prime Minister Tony Blair and the former Home Secretary David Blunkett MP (who both opened it). It is just north of the Northern General Hospital on Barnsley Road (A6135), although the entrance is on Horninglow Road. It was designed by Ellis Williams of Preston Brook and built by Kier Northern.
The college provides a range of different courses for students between the age of 16-19 to choose at GCSE, BTEC, and A level (AS/A2). In 2013 the College awarded over 352 A*/A grades with 36% of students achieving high grades. The College also had a record number of student progressing to university that year.
The college has many different resources. These range from Interactive whiteboards in each class room, to the Learning Resource Centre (LRC). The college also has a Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) which is powered by the Open Source Course Management System (CMS), Moodle.
Lifelong Learning Network
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Longley Park's Advanced Level Pass rate increased to 99% in 2013.
- Firth Park Community Arts College - local 11 to 16 school in the area
- Official website
- RIBA Award 2005
- Solar shading
- Use of aluminium in the building
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