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
Chair of Governors David Wormald [1]
Location Sandybed Lane
North Yorkshire
YO12 5LF
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.

Scarborough Sixth Form College is one of the best institutions in the country according to Department for Education. Performance measures published in 2016 show that students at the Sixth Form College make exceptional progress in their studies. The published results show that the Sixth Form College is a top performer locally and nationally for value-added in both A levels and vocational (BTEC) results. In fact, among state schools and Colleges, Scarborough Sixth Form College is in the top 6% nationally for A level value-added and in the top 4% nationally for vocational value-added.


The Sixth Form college offers a variety of study courses to around 1,000 mostly 16- to 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 2016 said the college was a "good college" and it "displays elements that are outstanding"[4]

The college has a Careers centre with staff to help students choose a career path to suit them.

Students take AS or A2 (A-Level) qualifications, as well as BTECs and GCSEs.

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]

Notable former students[edit]


  1. ^ List of Corporation Members
  2. ^ Department for Education - Scarborough Sixth Form College
  3. ^ "College Inspection Report" (PDF). Ofsted. 4 February 2002. Retrieved 11 July 2012. 
  4. ^ "College Inspection Report" (PDF). 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. 
  7. ^ "Who's Who". Retrieved 19 July 2016.  (Subscription may be required or content may be available in libraries.)

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