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Why join us?

Just finished Year 11 at school and still looking for your next step to success?

Here are ten great reasons to choose Blackpool Sixth:

Number 1

Blackpool Sixth is the Fylde Coast’s only specialist college for 16 – 19 year olds. With a choice of over 50 advanced level options, outstanding teaching, caring support and fantastic facilities, Blackpool Sixth gives you the perfect springboard to university and great careers.

Number 2

Our course range is extremely wide with A levels, BTEC Level 3 options and a Route3 three-year programme. You are able to put together a study programme which exactly matches your interests and future ambitions.

Number 3

We are an extremely friendly, caring and supportive community with help always on hand. As a student with us you will have a Pastoral Mentor who will help you settle in, support your progress and help you plan your next step after college.  Our students deeply value the support they receive from staff and fellow students. Our students make great friendships at Blackpool Sixth and relish the opportunity to be part of a vibrant community of young people.

Number 4

We have recently completed a £29 million development to the campus which has created an excellent learning environment with cutting-edge equipment and resources.

Number 5

We offer a vast range of extra-curricular activities including opportunities in personal development, work experience, leadership, sport and our 6Advance academies to explore topics and skills not covered by the exam curriculum.

Number 6

We are number one on the Fylde coast across all schools and colleges on the key measure of students’ best three A levels.  We are also top of the table on students’ progress in applied general qualifications (mainly BTECs). These two measures, once again, make us the best post 16 provider for A level and BTEC across the Fylde coast.

Number 7

Our value added results for A levels put us in the top 15% of all schools and colleges in England, furthermore our valued added score for applied general qualifications (BTECs) is equal to the very best achieved by all colleges in the country.

Number 8

We had over 800 students complete their qualifications in 2017 and these leavers excelled themselves by achieving exceptionally good results. Our results for A level and BTEC Level 3 were the best ever for a third year running.  The overall pass rate rose to 99.6%. Nearly 70% of our students gained a high grade and over 40% gained an A* or A grade or equivalent.

Number 9

In the autumn just under 80% of our students progressed directly to university.  A significant number of these students gain places at the most selective universities (highest and high tariff), including Oxbridge and Russell Group. In recent years, three of our students have gained places at Ivy League universities in the US – Yale and Harvard.  The vast majority of the rest of our leavers secure apprenticeships or other high quality employment with training, or take a gap year before progressing to university.

Number 10

We offer packages of finance support to those who need it as well as transport support (including our own bus services from the south Fylde).

Interested?  Contact us on 01253 394911 or at enquiries@blackpoolsixth.ac.uk  to discuss your application and enrolment with us.