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VOD - A Levels

Welcome to The Sheffield Sixth Form - the brand new home of A Levels at The Sheffield College

At The Sheffield Sixth Form our A Levels give you the opportunity to study a varied and exciting education, with subjects ranging from Fine Art and Film Studies to English Literature and Physics.

Are A Levels for you?

A Levels give you a unique opportunity to study three or four different subjects at the same time, as you work towards gaining UCAS points for university entry and developing your knowledge in the subjects you choose.

They're a great choice if you want to go on to university after college (although that's not your only option, far from it!), are interested in studying a combination of subjects together (for example, if you're interested in people you might choose to study psychology, sociology and politics) and if you enjoy learning in a classroom-setting.

Most A Levels are assessed through a combination of coursework and end of year exams. Academic study skills (such as research, referencing and essay writing) are also embedded within all our A Levels as we help you develop transferable skills required for university and employment.

What subjects are available to me?

The Sheffield Sixth Form offers 17 A Level subjects from biology to sociology. We have also recently welcomed computer science, economics and politics!

Click on a button below to read more about your desired subjects.

What can I do once I've completed my A Levels?

At The Sheffield Sixth Form, we're here to help you go further. We will support your progression to university, Higher or Degree Apprenticeships, or employment in a number of ways. If you are hoping to apply for university, we will make sure that you are fully equipped with all the information you need to make the right decision. Throughout the year, we will prepare you for that by organising: 

  • trips to UCAS exhibitions and university fairs 
  • visits to universities around the country 
  • inspirational guest speakers and alumni 
  • workshops about decision making, student finance and how to apply through UCAS 

University is not your only opportunity, though. We also work hard to prepare you for employment by giving you the opportunity to make yourself stand out from the crowd. To complement your studies we will arrange: 

  • careers talks 
  • masterclasses from industry experts 
  • visits to the workplace in a variety of industries opportunities for work experience and mentoring opportunities to work on projects set by employers exhibitions to display work or make presentations 

Trips, Visits & Competitions

At The Sheffield College, we go further to ensure that you get the best learning and cultural experiences possible to enhance your time with us. Whether that's through visits to local art exhibitions and museums, guest speakers coming in to demonstrate their knowledge and skills, or visiting major industry leaders so you can see how they go further in the real world.

Recently, we’ve taken students to New York, Beijing, London, Berlin, Morocco, Iceland, Bruges, behind the scenes at East Midlands Airport and British Airways HQ, Whitby and even Florence in Italy.

Facilities

The Sheffield Sixth Form

In order to give our A Level students a dedicated learning space complete with the latest technologies, we have transformed an area of our City Campus into The Sheffield Sixth Form. Launched to students starting in September 2019, facilities include:

  • Interactive classrooms equipped with the latest learning technology
  • Breakout spaces for group work and independent study
  • Social spaces, including our brand-new common room (equipped with it's own kitchen!)

As well as the dedicated Sixth Form facilities, A Level students will also have access to facilities at our City Campus, including:

  • Fully equipped Learning Resource Centre
  • Student Central
  • Refectory
  • Sports hall 
  • The Silver Plate Restaurant
  • Revive Hair & Beauty Salon

 

For more information click here

What support is available to me?

Providing an endless amount of support to our students, we have a fantastic Student Support Team who are always on hand to help you with any questions, concerns or problems that you might face during your time with us.

Our Student Support Team are based at Student Central at our City Campus and can help you with just about anything, including:

  • Issues of a personal nature
  • Travel to and from college
  • Financial support 
  • In class support
  • Support with exams
  • Support with a learning or physical disability
Vod - A Levels

Careers advice to help you go further

Choosing a career path when you've only just left school can seem like a daunting prospect, but our Careers Advice Team are on hand to offer you the best impartial careers guidance going. 

They can help you to figure out the kind of jobs that you might enjoy based on your interests, skills and hobbies; or if you already have a pretty good idea of what you'd like to do in the future they can give you some pointers on how to go further and land your dream job. You can talk to them whether you're still deciding on a course or even if you're about to make the jump from education into full-time work. 

Why not ask them a question on Twitter right now? Just send us your question using #AskCareersTSC 

Getting to college

The Sheffield Sixth Form is based at The Sheffield College's City Campus in the heart of Sheffield City Centre. We recommend that you walk or cycle to college where possible, there is onsite bicycle parking available at the City Campus.

However, if you need to use public transport we are easily accessible and well serviced by bus, tram and train routes across Sheffield and the surrounding areas. We are just a short walk from Sheffield's: 

  • Train station - 5 minutes
  • Bus station - 10 minutes
  • City centre - 15 minutes
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