Latest Announcements

The online application process for September 2019 entry has now closed. In a small number of individual cases late applications, due to extenuating circumstances, are accepted - Please contact the College Admissions Office if you wish to discuss the matter further.  


As part of the College Careers Education Programme, we are currently working with our first year students, encouraging them to consider their possible career and/or continuing study options after College. The briefing highlights a number of features of higher education and employability skills for students and provides an overview of the support and facilities available to students in College.

Higher Education

A Student Recruitment Officer from the University of Essex gave an insight into university applications and the research to undertake for decision making and suggestions on how, as parents or guardians, you might be able to support young people in their decision making. This presentation will be added after half term.

  https://www.colchsfc.ac.uk/departments/careers/documents/he-guide.pdf

Employability

A presentation on the insight into the skills needed for employment and the ways that students can enhance their chances of gaining employment. Alternative routes to Higher education such as traineeships and apprenticeships was also a focus.

Employment and Employability

An outline of the processes in College, including significant dates, deadlines and activities. The Careers section of the College website holds all downloadable materials including Key Dates Activities for Progression to He and Employment  and the powerpoint used HE and Employability Briefing




Many of our second year students are hoping to commence a higher education course this autumn. To help in the preparation process and to address the issue of transition, we have arranged a meeting on Wednesday 3 April. This briefing will aim to update and add to the information provided to parents at the HE evening last summer and aims to provide an update and outline of key information regarding higher education finance and facilities available to students and their parents for the 2019/20 year.


Applications

The online application for September 2019 entry has now closed. In a small number of individuel cases late applications, due to extenuating circumstances, are accepted - Please contact the College Admissions Office if you wish to discuss the matter further.

Exam Results

Our students achieved outstanding A and AS level results in this summer’s examination series. The levels of achievement were excellent and above national average levels. A detailed document outlining the College's excellent student achievements and progression in the 2018 academic year is also still available for download from this website.

Courses

We offer over 50 A Level courses - probably the largest range of options available in any college in the country. Options include familiar subjects but also many that are not usually available at GCSE, including the well established International Baccalaureate qualification. A number of Additional Studies courses are also available.

IB Diploma

The International Baccalaureate Diploma programme will be of interest to those students who want to maintain a very broad range of subjects. It is designed for well-motivated students with balanced GCSE qualifications and is highly regarded by employers and higher education, not only in the UK but also internationally.

Your Care

We aim to be a college of sanctuary, a place where everyone feels welcome, safe and supported throughout their studies. We all have difficulties and face challenges in our lives at times and any one of us may find we need to seek help or support. There are a number of ways students can find help. The first port of call should be their personal tutor, but we have a range of places where students can find the support they may need.

Your Progression

The Careers Department has a specialist team of staff and many resources to help you to make decisions about your future. Resources are used in the weekly tutorial programme and special events are planned throughout the year to ensure you make informed choices about your future. You may also book careers appointments regarding advice and guidance, on a one-to-one basis, at any time.

Additional Studies

The College is a vibrant young adult community and there is a great deal going on. A very wide-ranging programme of Additional Studies and extra-curricular activities is available, providing a large number of sporting, creative and cultural opportunities to all students.

College Facilities

At the Sixth Form College, we teach all of our courses in specialist sixth form accommodation on one purpose-built site, located in a very accessible central area of Colchester. There are seven separate buildings, all specifically focused upon the academic teaching, learning and wider experiences appropriate for 16-19 year olds.

Prospectus

Our new 2019 Prospectus is now available for immediate download from our online library of key documents for viewing or printing. Printed copies of our Prospectus are no longer available.

News

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.

Documents

Downloadable documents for parents and students, including the Students Handbook Charter and Diary, Additional Studies Handbook, Prospectus, the 2018 Ofsted Inspection Report, Student Leavers' Notes, Parents' Handbook, occasional Students' Notes, and more.

For Parents

Information and guidance useful to parents/guardians of students currently enrolled at the Sixth Form College, as well as those of students considering making an application, including information regarding transport, student finance and important dates. Updated regularly.