Scarborough Sixth Form College

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Scarborough Sixth Form College
Scarborough Sixth Form College Logo.svg
Established 1973
Type Sixth Form
Principal Marcus Towse
Vice Principals Richard Ronksley & Rowan Johnson
Chair of Governors David Wormald [1]
Location Sandybed Lane
North Yorkshire
YO12 5LF
England Coordinates: 54°16′31″N 0°25′51″W / 54.27529°N 0.43076°W / 54.27529; -0.43076
Local authority NYCC
DfE URN 130593 Tables
Ofsted Reports
Students 1127[2]
Gender Mixed
Ages 16+
Website S6F

Scarborough Sixth Form College is located on the outskirts of Scarborough, North Yorkshire, England.


The Sixth Form college offers a variety of study courses to around 1,000 mostly 16–19 year olds. Courses range from level 2 (GCSE) to level 3 (Advanced Level and BTEC). A 2001 Ofsted inspection described the college as "a particularly successful college",[3] being rated 23rd in a list of the United Kingdom's most successful colleges in that year.[citation needed]

An Ofsted inspection from 2011 said the college was a "good college" and it "displays elements that are outstanding, but also some satisfactory aspects."[4]

Each Wednesday afternoon, students are encouraged to take part in the college's "X-Factor" programme. Courses on offer include Media Workshop, Orienteering, College Band, and various sports activities.

The college has a Connexions centre with staff to help students choose a career path to suit them. The Connexions centre has information on University placements, gap-years and employment for when the students leave the College.

The majority of students take AS or A2 (A-Level) qualifications, although some students choose to take the other courses on offer.

The college also has a Student Union which is affiliated with the National Union of Students (NUS).

In 2012 the college opened a new study space called "The Hub"; it was opened by former students, Howard Wilson and Toby Jepson.[5]

The £3 million refit of the college, including the library facility, was fully completed in November 2012.[6]

A new club is also due to start at the college called "The Doctor Who society". The club will allow Whovians to discuss topics ranging from the classic series to Peter Capaldi and has attracted a large amount of people.

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Notable former students[edit]


  1. ^ List of Corporation Members
  2. ^ Department for Education - Scarborough Sixth Form College
  3. ^ "College Inspection Report". Ofsted. 4 February 2002. Retrieved 11 July 2012. 
  4. ^ "College Inspection Report". Ofsted. 10 June 2011. Retrieved 11 July 2012. 
  5. ^ "The Hub Opens at S6F". S6F. 2 May 2012. Retrieved 11 July 2012. 
  6. ^ "New look for Sixth Form College". The Scarborough News. 25 October 2012. Retrieved 9 December 2012. 

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