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Wilberforce Sixth Form College

Saltshouse Road, Hull, HU8 9HD

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About us

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.

Student support

The Tutor Team

Each student is allocated a personal tutor and will be given regular one-to-one sessions to discuss their progress and look at any additional support that may be needed.

The Study Support Team

If at any point students feel as though they are struggling with any aspect of their course, our Study Support Tutors are available to help. Based in the Study Centre, our team of Study Support Tutors offer individual or small group tuition, as well as support in the classroom. Our team ensures that students have the support they need both in and out of lessons and put in place dedicated support plans for any student with SEN needs.


All our staff receive ongoing safeguarding training in child protection upon joining the college and we have a specialist safeguarding team led by a designated safeguarding officer, who ensures we promote student welfare and protect students from harm.

Financial Support

We offer financial support to eligible students with our bursary scheme. We also offer discounted travel and meals.


We have qualified counsellors on site to provide support to students who may be experiencing personal problems. The counsellors will listen to them and support them for as long as they need.

Student Services

Our experienced and supportive Student Services team have information about student transport, financial help and attendance issues and are on hand to offer support and advice should students need it.

Careers and Employer Engagement

Sound careers advice is crucial to making effective education and employment choices. Wilberforce College works intensively to support students to manage their career decisions and choices; prior to college entry, throughout enrolment, during their time at college and after leaving us. The range of advice and support includes:

  • 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. .


The seven bus routes to and from college run across Hull and the East Riding every day during the week. We offer subsidised travel cards.

Additional information

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.


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