Parrs Wood Sixth Form Centre
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|Type||Sixth Form College|
|Specialism||Design and Technology, Arts|
|Local authority||Manchester City Council|
|Staff||Mr. Blackburn, Mrs. Hawksley|
Parrs Wood Sixth Form Centre (also referred to as 6th Form) is a sixth-form college which is part of the Parrs Wood High School school campus and is located in (East) Didsbury, Manchester. Parrs Wood Sixth Form opened in 2000 after the rebuilding of the main school. The centre is located in a beautiful grade 2 listed building independent from the main school. The Sixth Form has its own canteen/common room, ICT rooms, study areas, careers and UCAS and Connexions advisors and counselling support for students. Parrs Wood students achieve considerable academic success with over 90% progressing to university each year including Oxford and Cambridge.
Parrs Wood Sixth Form caters for 400 students with around half having attended the adjoining Parrs Wood High School.
Parrs Wood Sixth Form offers a wide range of courses for its students, some of these include: Biology, Chemistry, Computing, Physics, Economics, English Language, English Literature, Mathematics with Statistics, Art, Health & social care, British Government and politics, business studies, law, media studies, French, German, Spanish, IT, Forensic Science, and many more.
Parrs Wood Sixth Form and Parrs Wood High School are often used for filming by various TV companies. Parrs Wood Sixth Form was used to film "High School Prom" for Channel 4, in which students from the Sixth Form were given £5,000 to put on their own prom night.