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Hessle Sixth Form College

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Hessle Sixth Form College like?

Hessle Sixth Form College offers students a unique learning experience in familiar surroundings where they are engaged in their subjects by dedicated, well qualified, innovative staff and inspired to enjoy studying in an atmosphere of mutual respect and support.

Students have the opportunity to study a wide variety of vocational and academic subjects and we are continually adapting our courses by following our philosophy, ‘right student, right course’ so students leave us well equipped for the opportunities beyond Sixth Form. There are also a wide variety of opportunities to get involved in extra activities and for all our students to embrace the social aspects of Sixth Form life.

What courses are on offer at Hessle Sixth Form College?

At Hessle High Sixth Form College we offer over 40 courses as part of the Consortium for you to consider. From Photography to Physics, Sociology to Sport and Classics to Chemistry, we offer a diverse variety of subject options to give you every opportunity to progress and achieve your ambitions. For more information please visit the What Can I Study page.

How many courses can I study?

This depends on your ability and career aspirations. Most students study the equivalent to three and a half A Levels however some students may study a 4 A Level programme. Many vocational courses such as BTEC Sport are available and these can be combined with A Level courses and/or other vocational courses.

What is the timetable like?

Each A Level course takes place over one morning and one afternoon over the course of the week, split over two days. This equates to five hours of learning per subject. Students will normally have three hours in the morning session and two hours in the afternoon session. Additionally, students also have additional independent study sessions to aid with the transition to Post 18 learning. Students may also have activities on their timetable which they opt to take which we call enrichment opportunities.

What extra activities are on offer?

We offer a variety of enrichment opportunities outside regular study. These include TEFL, Emergency First Aid, Food Safety, Team Leading and Volunteering. We also provide a comprehensive package of pathways events. These focus on both university and apprenticeships and include activities such as the HE+ Project, university visits, UCAS workshops, application and CV writing and mock interviews.

In addition to these opportunities, our Sixth Form has a great social community and you will be encouraged to get involved with planning and organising events for everyone to get stuck into. Whether it is a themed charity fundraising day, a BBQ, visits both in the UK and abroad or that all important final year prom, you can be sure that you’ll want to be part of something going on! For more details visit our Elective and Enrichment page.

What are the Sixth Form facilities like?

In October 2016, our brand new Sixth Form facilities were officially opened. These include new lecture-style seminar rooms, ICT rooms, dance studio, new Cafe as well as new dedicated Sixth From recreational and study areas. Take a look at our A year in the life of page to see photos of the new facilities.

Do I have to wear School Uniform?

No, however we do expect our students to dress appropriately. Students should not wear anything which may offend another student or member of the public.

Will I receive guidance on applying to University and Career choices?

A large proportion of our students progress to their first choice university once they have completed their studies. We guide them through the whole UCAS process; from selecting the right university to completing and submitting their application. We provide the opportunity to visit universities including Manchester, Cambridge and York and students also attend the Higher Education convention at the University of Hull in June. Students also receive information about student finance and university life; exploring their full options.

Careers information, advice and guidance also feature highly. For those students looking to gain employment or an apprenticeship we provide a variety of resources to help and assist them. Our Pathways Events include CV and letter writing workshops and specialist led sessions on apprenticeship/career routes available.

Is there any financial help available?

The 16 - 19 Bursary Fund is available to provide financial support for students. It aims to help those most in need and is awarded subject to meeting specific eligibility criteria. For more details please visit our Support Services pages.

Are current Hessle High School students guaranteed a place?

Although places are prioritised for Hessle High School students, they must still meet the entry requirements of five GCSE’s at grade A*-C or equivalent, a positive Attitude to Learning and good attendance. For Sixth Form Admission arrangements please visit our How to Apply page. Are students able to park cars on site?

There is a designated parking area for Sixth Form students to park their cars.

How do I apply?

Full details on can be found on our How to Apply page.

If you are unable to find the answer to your question then please do not hesitate to contact the school reception or complete the enquiry form and we shall respond in due course.

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