Wilberforce Sixth Form College
Please scroll down to Additional Information for details of our Application and Interview process during the current Coronavirus situation.
The strength of Wilberforce College comes from our focus as a specialist sixth form college delivering exclusively to 16-19 year olds. This means the courses we offer, our staffing and resources are all targeted at helping you achieve your full potential in an environment designed especially for you.
We offer a broad range of A Level, BTEC and City and Guilds courses, with something for everyone. Last summer 70% of our students achieved A*, A or B grades, with many being awarded a Triple Distinction in their BTEC studies. Our pass rate across all our level 3 courses remains astoundingly high at 99%.
Whether you have your sights set on university, training or work, you will be given the very best chance of success and we will help you achieve your goals. We offer fantastic opportunities and experiences and have a dedicated student support team to provide help and advice when you need it. We will ensure you grow in confidence and get great results which will allow you to progress in your chosen career pathway.
- advice on career paths and options
- support with higher education and UCAS applications
- help with researching and selecting apprenticeship opportunities
- work experience and volunteering advice
- student finance information
- CV writing, interview techniques and employability skills
- advice on up-to-date job market information
The Excellence Programme
An offer for university and a dream job in the future are not just a matter of good grades. This ever-competitive and complex world needs people with insight to understand the challenges and the creativity to deal with them. The Wilberforce College Excellence Programme is a bespoke programme designed for students to excel. By being part of this programme they will be supported in their progress into the world's top universities and leading careers.
What makes us different?
We focus heavily on career pathways. When you first attend an interview, our staff will discuss your career aims and aspirations, in order to understand what type of industry and employment you wish to follow in to. We will then create a course programme which will enable you to reach those career goals. We also offer you the chance to develop other life skills and employabilty skills with our Wednesday afternoon enrichment programme. .
Wilberforce Sixth Form College – Update on our Application and Interview Process:
As college is now closed and we are unable to hold face to face interviews we want to make sure that anyone wanting to apply for September can still secure their place as soon as possible.
We are of course unable to hold our open events where you would usually find out more about courses, but all the information about our courses is provided on our website, and each course page covers the content of the course and the required GCSE grades. Applicants should apply either via LOMO or online via the website and our admissions team will then get in touch to arrange a telephone interview. Places are filling up quickly and are already limited on some courses so we would encourage anyone wanting to come to Wilberforce to apply now to avoid disappointment. We ran a very successful Telephone Interview Evening on 31st March and a further one is planned for towards the end of April.
Regular news updates can be found on our website and social media channels.