Sixth Form at Wakefield College

Our Sixth Form provides a stepping stone between school and
university and prepares you for further study or employment.

As a Sixth Form student, you’ll benefit from excellent facilities, including our modern library, the communal and informal learning spaces, coffee shop, and loads of course specific workshops, teaching areas and resources.

Why choose Sixth Form at Wakefield College?

An inspiring learning environment

The atmosphere at College is very different from school. We have an adult learning environment with places to relax and meet with friends in between classes, so you can take control of your learning.

Many of our students comment on the positive attitude of staff and the mutual respect they develop from working together, and the positive impact this has on their learning.

Spend your time in dedicated teaching and social areas in our Harrison Building, part of the refurbished Wakefield City Campus, including a three-storey library for quiet study time and group work.

The LibraryPlus centre at the Wakefield City Campus spans over three floors.

Our Castleford Campus is fully equipped with specialist facilities for construction and engineering students.

The Radcliffe Building has brand new science labs where biology, chemistry and physics students will benefit from superbly equipped facilities.

Lightwaves offers extensive facilities for the study of construction, whilst sports students will have full use of a brand new gym, sports hall, fitness testing lab, therapy and massage suite, and sports pitches.

Our 1,500+ Sixth Form students come from many different backgrounds, schools and even countries.

160-seat professional theatre, studios and workshops for production design and construction in our Mechanics’ Theatre close to Wakefield City Campus.

Our Thornes Park Campus has recording studios and practice rooms for students on our popular music courses.

Why choose Sixth Form at Wakefield College?

Excellent results

Our Extended Diploma students produced another set of excellent results with 14 subjects achieving 100% pass rate.

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14 A Level subjects achieved a 100% pass rate, another fantastic year.

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This year’s A Level pass rate of 96% was the 14th year in succession to exceed 95%.

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11 students achieved three Distinction stars – the highest results possible.

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A Levels

Pass Rates

A Level 2016/2017 2015/2016 2014/2015 2013/2014
Accounting 100% 83% N/A N/A
Art, Craft & Design 85% 100% 100% 100%
Biology 95% 88% 88% 93%
Business Studies 100% 100% 96% 85%
Computer Science 100% 100% N/A N/A
Chemistry 100% 100% 94% 93%
Economics 86% - - -
English Language 100% 100% 94% 100%
English Literature 100% 100% 100% 100%
English Language & Literature 100% 100% 100% N/A
Film Studies 100% 100% 100% 100%
Further Mathematics N/A 100% 100% (AS) 100%
Geography 93% 93% 100% N/A
Graphic Communication 100% 100% 100% 100%
History 100% 100% 100% 94%
Information & Communication Technology 100% 100% 95% 100%
Law 100% 100% 100% 100%
Mathematics 100% 100% 95% 100%
Media Studies 100% 100% 100% 100%
Photography 100% 87% 100% 100%
Physics 80% 80% 100% 86%
Psychology 96% 96% 94% 100%
Sociology 95% 95% 100% 100%
Sport TBC - - -

Our Sixth Form offers a wide range of A Levels and Advanced Level courses and we’re extremely proud of the fantastic results our students achieved! This year’s A Level pass rate was a brilliant 97%, with 14 A Level subjects achieving a pass rate of 100%!

Sam Wright

Wakefield College Principal

Diplomas & Extended Diplomas

Pass Rates

A Level 2014/2015 2013/2014 2012/2013 2011/2012
Animal Management 100% 100% 87% n/a
Applied Science 100% 100% 92% 100%
Art & Design 100% 90% 100% 100%
Art & Design (Photography) 100% 91% 100% 100%
Business 100% 100% n/a n/a
Childcare & Education 100% 100% 100% 100%
Construction & the Built Environment (Civil Engineering) 91% 100% 100% 100%
Creative Media (TV & Film) 100% 79% 90% n/a
Computer Games Development 100% 100% 100% 97%
Electrical/Electronic Engineering 100% 82% 100% 100%
Graphic Design 100% 100% 100% 94%
Hospitality 100% 100% n/a n/a
IT 90% 95% 78% 91%
Mechanical Engineering 100% 100% 100% 100%
Music Technology 96% 100% 90% 100%
Music TBC* 100% 80% 100%
Performing Arts (Acting) 100% 100% 100% 100%
Performing Arts (Dance) 100% 100% 100% 85%
Performing Arts (Musical Theatre) 100% 100% 100% 91%
Public Services (Uniformed) 97% 100% 85% 92%
Sport & Exercise Sciences 100% 93% 88% 94%
Sport (Development, Coaching & Fitness) 100% 100% 90% 100%
Sport (Outdoor Adventure) 100% 100% 100% 100%
Sport (Performance & Excellence) 100% 100% 92% n/a
Travel & Tourism 100% 100% n/a n/a

Students on our Extended Diploma courses achieved top results too, with record numbers of students progressing onto higher education courses in our University Centre.

Sam Wright

Wakefield College Principal

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A Levels

Diplomas and Extended Diploma Courses

Diplomas & Extended Diplomas at Wakefield College give students an in-depth understanding of a broad range of different work-related vocational areas. Our Diplomas and Extended Diplomas develop detailed knowledge and skills and are suitable if you're wishing to go on to university or find employment in a particular field.

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