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Why choose our sixth form?

Outstanding academic success

Our value-added results place us in the top 10% of all school sixth forms, sixth form colleges and FE colleges. We regularly achieve 100% pass rate in our A level and BTEC subjects.

You can study the subjects that work for you

With over 30 different subjects to choose from, ranging from A-levels to Level 3 BTEC Diplomas, you can pick the subjects you want to study and progress your university and career plans.

Due to our experienced staff and large departments we can offer you a wide range of choices to meet a huge range of progression opportunities.

You can pick any combination of subjects that best suits you or your aspirations.

Experienced teachers

Our courses are taught by qualified, subject specialist teachers. They have a wide-range of backgrounds and expert knowledge in their field. Many of whom are examiners (or have been examiners) so have first-hand knowledge of how to achieve great exam results.

A mature environment

You will be expected to work hard, but you will have all the support you need in order to achieve your goals. It will be expected that you approach your studies in a mature fashion and you will develop independence and resilience during your time with us, best preparing you for university or work.

As a student you will be dealt with as a mature adult. All of our staff and students work in this way, meaning everyone within the sixth form is committed to achieving the best possible results and gaining personal success.

Your dedicated support team!

We will support you every step of the way. From the transition from GCSE to the first year of sixth form, or the backing of your applications to university or employment, we are dedicated to getting you where you want to be.

You will have your own tutor to provide one-to-one support and guidance and a team of professional and knowledgeable advisors to help you plan your next careers steps. Your personal wellbeing and academic performance will be supported throughout your time with us.

Up and away!

Over 80% of our students consistently go on to study for a degree. Our team is dedicated in helping you achieve academic success to secure a place at your chosen university. We will provide you with the support, advice and guidance you need, when you need it.

Travel help

We can offer our students a travel bursary if travel costs are likely to be a barrier that stops you being able to study with us. Ask us for more information about this (terms and conditions apply).

A real community

Without doubt, our sixth form has a real community feel. Students support one another in achieving success. Staff listen to and work with students as adults. This nurturing environment makes a real difference in our sixth form experience. Students perform well because they feel safe, supported and enjoy their time here.

Inspirational exam results

We know that achieving exam success is crucial to your aspirations. That is way all of our staff work to support this goal.

We regularly achieve a 100% pass rate at A-level and BTEC.

This year we were very pleased to have achieved outstanding results that place us in the top 10% of the country for added-value results. Out of over 2,600 sixth from providers, our results placed us in the top 10% nationally.

Year after year we have a number of A-level subjects that are consistently on par with the top 10% in the country.

Studying with us provides you with the opportunity of achieving the best possible grades and following in the footsteps of our previous students who have achieved places at the top universities to study for degrees in Medicine, Chemical Engineering, Social Work and other competitive fields.

Sixth Form facilities

The Sixth Form Centre has first class facilities to inspire and support learning. We use professional standard equipment across many courses.

Our facilities are safeguarded by security locks, meaning only sixth form staff and students can access our premises across the campus. Registration is automatic using the same technology allowing student the freedom of scanning in and out for their lessons as appropriate.

Students can access IT resources in three different computer rooms or loan laptops to use across the site as and when they need them. Wi-Fi devices are supported throughout the site, so students can chose to bring their own equipment if they prefer. Photocopying and scanning machines are available throughout the sixth form are and operated using smart card devices. Our lecture theatre comes complete with state of the art audio/visual and video conferencing equipment.

We have an outstanding study area that is the hub of our sixth form and this is staffed throughout the day by our academic support coordinator.

Within the centre we also have a café that is open throughout the day, a large refectory area and outdoor terrace.

Although the sixth form facilities are purely for sixth form students, sixth formers can use and access rooms and resources across the campus. This includes the use of leisure facilities, the library and other resource areas.

All of our facilities are designed with one purpose in mind – to provide you with the opportunity to be an independent and mature learner.

Meet the sixth form team

Director of Post 16 – Assistant Head

Mr Pinder has worked within the South Holderness Sixth Form for seven years. He has previously worked in another secondary school and a large sixth form college. With twenty years of knowledge and experience, he has a very good understanding of how to best support his students in achieving success

KS5 Progress Leader

Miss Clappison has worked at South Holderness Technology College for over thirty years and has a great deal of experience supporting university applications. An A-level teacher herself she has a clear understanding of what students face and how best to help.

Academic Coordinator

Alice Hickman has supported students in the sixth form for the last four years. She has an excellent understanding of university procedures and expectations after working at Hull University for a number of years.

Y12 Tutors (TBC)

Y13 Tutors (TBC)

Students as Leaders

We have a Student Council that actively develop new ideas and support in the whole management and leadership of the sixth form. You too can play an active part in the running of your sixth form by becoming involved.

Our students are the voice of the sixth form and develop comments and suggestions that help make our community a better place. Students can take on roles as student ambassadors supporting subject areas and open evenings or consultation evenings.

Students continue to develop their leadership skills by mentoring younger students across the college or as sport leaders or academic leaders in primary schools.

We work on charity events, social events, student voice and a number of our students even work with school governors and represent the college in meetings. Students also develop their own clubs and organisations with the debating group being one of our newest additions.

Getting here

As well as having buses available across out catchment area, we also have two buses that run through Hull. We can support students with transport bursaries (terms and conditions apply) which subsidises each single journey bus trip to just 70p.

There is also extensive car parking available across the site. Sixth formers can obtain a parking permit allowing them free parking.