Cirencester College is an Ofsted ‘outstanding’ college and one of only three designated specialist Sixth Form Colleges in the South West. The College offers a broad range of courses from level 1 traineeships up to degree level, with a wide choice of A-levels, vocational courses, professional apprenticeships, HNDs and Foundation Degrees. The College offers an adult ethos with the feel of a University, ensuring that students achieve their full potential through individual student tutorials, tracking and support.
Cirencester Sixth Form College’s reputation for excellent teaching, learning, innovation and student support produces consistently high achievement and progress rates. The College’s facilities have benefitted from a significant investment programme in the last five years resulting in a brand new Sports Hall, multi-purpose STEM building and new state of the art classrooms. We are committed to ensuring that all our students have an opportunity to broaden their horizons through our extensive enrichment and tutorial programme.
The College has an inclusive ethos and we strongly support widening participation initiatives, both through working with our own students and working in partnership with other local HE and FE providers to support students in schools. As a specialist 16-19 provider with a broad curriculum, we can support students with their choices post-16; this may be through sessions to help students make an informed choice about their future, through mentoring support from our own students prior to GCSEs, study skills support or school outreach activity or events. Through our own university-level teaching experience and successful university application and careers support, we are also well placed to advise on post-18 opportunities.
For students and parents
The college offers a wide range of activity that young people and their parents / carers can access to find out more about studying at further and higher education.
There are a number of talks and visits on offer, including;
• High Achievers - Information evening for Year 10 and 11 students predicted 7 Grade As (or equivalent numerical grade)
• Apprenticeships – Guidance on types of apprenticeships available and how to apply
• Choices at 16 – Opportunity to find out more about college life, trying out a range of subject taster sessions
• Vocational Taster Mornings – Opportunity to find out more about a variety of different vocational courses
• Open Days and Open Evenings – Opportunity to explore the campus and the courses that are on offer
• Campus / Facilities tours – Available if you can’t make it to an Open Day
Cirencester College can offer a variety of talks, activities and visits to schools and their students.
Some of the activity on offer includes;
• HE / Careers Fair – Variety of universities and employers offering advice and guidance on courses and jobs
• Big Bang Day – Promotes and increases awareness of careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths. Includes interactive workshops, exhibits and careers information
• Practical Taster Classes – Curriculum support linked to different subject areas
• Study Skills Masterclasses – Guidance sessions delivered by post-16 lecturers on revision techniques, effective study habits and preparing for exams
• Mentoring – Held in schools to support aspirations and goals, areas for academic development, self-confidence, study skills and target setting
• Subject talks / conferences – Opportunity for Year 10 / 11 students to attend subject specific talks or conferences
• School talks / advice sessions – Cirencester College can deliver talks / attend stands in schools, or arrange one-to-one guidance sessions
Bespoke visits for schools can also be arranged