SSFC Open Evenings

A dedicated sixth form college has many advantages – an eclectic mix of students, a wide variety of subjects and courses, specialist post-16 teaching and support that offers extensive experience at providing students with high quality education and opportunities.
You'll be aware that the government has made fundamental changes to both GCSE and A level's. These changes start to take effect in September 2015 and the specialist nature of sixth form colleges will become particularly important as, during this transition period, students will be striving to gain both the qualifications they need to pursue their aspirations and the chance to broaden their range of experiences and opportunities so that they stand out in an competitive economic environment. 
A levels will become a two year 'linear' qualification – a one year AS qualification can be taken but it won’t contribute to the overall A level grade. The emphasis being less on frequent external assessment and more about teaching and learning. The impact of this change on incoming students to Shrewsbury Sixth Form College is two-fold. Firstly, not all subjects are changing to the two year structure at the same time so programmes will be mixed and secondly, students will typically focus on three or, in some cases four, courses over two years as well as participating in an extensive enrichment programme such as sporting and musical activities, the Duke of Edinburgh scheme or extra qualifications eg. Extended Project or Critical Thinking.
'Good subject advice and careers guidance from application to successfully completing a course has always been important and now even more so.' says Paul Morgan, Assistant Principal 'At SSFC, we’ve been delivering high quality post-16 education for nearly 40 years, this, and the expertise of the staff, means that we’re the ideal place to study and flourish as an individual, whatever your aspirations’.
Our open evenings on Thursday 16th and Tuesday 21st October (5 till 8 pm) will showcase our campuses, academic facilities and the breadth of experience being part of the Shrewsbury Sixth Form College community involves - we look forward to seeing you.


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