Welcome to the website of the Sixth Form College
situated in the historic Roman town of Colchester

Our aim is to provide a high quality supportive environment offering full-time academic and general education courses that equip students with the qualifications, skills and attributes for a successful future in higher education, employment, and life.

We are a highly successful provider of an extensive range of well over 60 full time AS/A-Level courses for students, most of whom join us at age 16. To provide students with a choice of pre-university general education, we also have in place a well-established International Baccalaureate course, upon which students consistently achieve well above international average scores.

Announcements
Induction Days
A big thank you to all of the students and parents who joined us recently for two very successful induction Days. It was great to see you all. We hope that you enjoyed yourselves and that many of your questions were answered and we look foreward to seeing you again in August. If, for any reason, any parents were unable to attend the evening presentations, a copy of the powerpoint slides in PDF format is now available for download. Parents' Briefing Summer 2014 Presentation PDF 20 MB

Where Do I Start?
The online application process for September 2014 entry is now closed. We do, in a small number of exceptional cases, consider late applicants , especially if there are extenuating circumstances. Please contact our Admissions Team if you wish to explore this possibility further. Applicants already holding an offer of a place, or those students in year 10 considering applying for a place for 2015 entry, may find the following links useful.
All students awaiting the outcome of their application for a place in 2014 will receive notification of decisions by the end of March. All successful applicants will be invited into an Induction Day on 25th or 26th June.
Printed copies of our new 2015 Prospectus will be available from mid September. You will also be able to download an electronic version. Please use our Prospectus Request Form to request a copy which will be sent to you when it becomes available. Our 2014 version can still be downloaded from this website. Please navigate to our Document Library.

The online application facility is now closed. It will re-open for September 2015 Applicants in October 2014.
Our students have achieved outstanding scores in their International Baccalaureate Diplomas and we are very proud of their success. We look forward to an equally pleasing set of A and AS level grades in this summer’s exams. Full details, as they become available, can be found here.
Thank you over 1200 students and parents who completed the OFSTED online questionnaire. We were pleased to hear that 94% of you would be happy to recommend us to a friend!   The downloadable version of the Ofsted Inspection Report published in March 2013, also contains the Ofsted Science Good Practice Report. Also available for download is the response to our recent International Baccalaureate 5 Year Review, which saw the programme attract a range of commendations. (PDF 1.1 MB)
The new Summer Term 2014 Newsletter is available for students and their parents. It provides important information, guidance and advice, reviews recent activities and highlights a number of forthcoming events and dates.
Web Services
Use the links below to access staff and student portals.
Moodle VLE
Remote Access
Staff and Student Portal
Staff and Student Webmail

A valid User ID and password is required to access these services
As an alternative to A-Level, many students choose to join our well-established and world-class International Baccalaureate programme. Results have been consistently well above national and international averages and over the past decade, hundreds of students have used this route to progress to a range of university courses, including those at prestigious Oxbridge and Russell Group Universities, as well as employment, both in the UK and abroad. Course details, including introduction, entry criteria, course content, and examination details, can be downloaded in a printable format.

Introduction | Course Details

Click on the links that accompany the course information pages to find out more about our teaching departments and our students, or to see examples of student work and photographs from field trips and other college activities and events.
Downloadable documents for parents and students, such as the Students Handbook Charter and Diary, Additional Studies Handbook, 2013 Prospectus, the 2013 Ofsted Inspection Report, Student Leavers' Notes, Parents' Handbook, and more.
We are pleased to see that the recently released Government Performance tables confirm the excellent picture of results that we reported last summer. Further details.
Please click the link above to read news stories covering the educational, sporting, cultural and charitable activities and achievements of the students at the College. This includes details of ongoing projects to improve our environmental and sustainable position via a variety of tasks and initiatives.
Interactive map showing the location of the College with links to public parking around Colchester town centre showing pricing, etc.

Vehicular Access to the College From Sunday 13 October 2013, Essex County Council have re-instigated their ‘trial’ relating to traffic arrangements in central Colchester area – supported by a ‘Traffic Order’. More details here.