Scarborough Sixth Form College
|Vice Principals||Richard Ronksley & Rowan Johnson|
|Chair of Governors||David Wormald |
|DfE URN||130593 Tables|
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", being rated 23rd in a list of the United Kingdom's most successful colleges in that year.
An Ofsted inspection from 2011 said the college was a "good college" and it "displays elements that are outstanding, but also some satisfactory aspects."
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 £3 million refit of the college, including the library facility, was fully completed in November 2012.
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.
List of courses available
|Courses||AS||A2||Double Award||Triple Award||GNVQ Int.||GCSE|
|Art & Design|
|BTEC Business Studies|
|Sports Leaders Awards|
|Design Technology Product Design|
|Drama & Theatre Studies|
|Health and Social Care (Applied)|
|History Early Modern|
|Mathematics Pure and Mechanics|
|Mathematics Pure and Statistics|
|Philosophy, Ethics & Religious Studies|
|Travel and Tourism (Applied)|
Notable former students
- Jon Armstrong (Jono), bass player with the Gugun Blues Shelter
- Eliza Carthy, folk musician
- Darren Fearn, rugby union for Newcastle Falcons
- Carolyn Hodgson, Calendar presenter
- Clive Holland, presenter of BBC One's Cowboy Trap
- Frazer Maude, Calendar presenter, and Sky News reporter
- Nigel Morris, Investigative journalist and Investigations producer for BBC London
- Mikey North, Actor in Coronation Street
- Andrew Pern, award winning chef & area winner on Great British Menu
- Tim Sheader, artistic director, at Regent's Park Open Air Theatre
- Professor Howard Wilson, expert in fusion physics
- Little Angels, hard rock band of the late 1980s and early to mid-1990s.
- James Agar, Bassist of international super group The Boolas
- http://www.s6f.org.uk/PDF/Corporation%20List(1).pdf List of Corporation Members
- http://www.education.gov.uk/cgi-bin/performancetables/school_10.pl?Mode=Z&Base=a&Type=SC&Year=10&Phase=2&Begin=1&No=8158600&Num=815&s2s=1 Department for Education - Scarborough Sixth Form College
- "College Inspection Report". Ofsted. 4 February 2002. Retrieved 11 July 2012.
- "College Inspection Report". Ofsted. 10 June 2011. Retrieved 11 July 2012.
- "The Hub Opens at S6F". S6F. 2 May 2012. Retrieved 11 July 2012.
- "New look for Sixth Form College". The Scarborough News. 25 October 2012. Retrieved 9 December 2012.