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Students reap benefits of access programme

Seventeen students have embarked on A Level courses after successfully completing an access programme at the Sixth Form College. The Sixth Form’s Access to A Levels programme is aimed at students who did not initially meet the entry requirements for their chosen courses on leaving school. Access to A Levels gives students the opportunity to… Read more »

Parents invited to information evening

Parents and carers of Year 11 school children will have the opportunity to find out more about the courses available at Barnsley College and Barnsley Sixth Form College at a Parent Information Evening on Thursday 28 September, 6.00pm to 8.00pm. Making decisions on what to do after school can be a daunting task for a… Read more »

Sixth Form prepares James for Navy life

Former Sixth Form College student James Hughes is on course to become one of the youngest commissioned officers in the Royal Navy. The 19-year-old, of Stairfoot, started his Navy training at Dartmouth in May after completing A Levels in Maths, Physics and Geography in the summer of 2016. James believes the experience of studying at… Read more »

We’re celebrating a 99% pass rate!

  We are celebrating another excellent set of A Level results with a 99% overall pass rate and a 100% pass rate in 21 subjects, including English, History, Chemistry, Geography, French and Sociology. Nine out of 10 students achieved three or more A Level passes with a continuing increase in high grades. Many of our students… Read more »

A Level student Megan hits her target

Barnsley Sixth Form College student Megan Tinker has been chosen to represent the Great Britain Archery team at the European Field Championships in Slovenia. The competition involves two days qualifying rounds consisting of shooting unmarked and marked distances followed by head-to-head eliminations where Megan will compete amongst some of the best archers on the international… Read more »

Callum wins university scholarship

Student Callum Walmsley is looking forward to a bright future after winning an entrance scholarship to Aberystwyth University. Callum has recently completed A Level examinations in English Language, English Literature and Sociology at the Sixth Form and will began a BA (Hons) English Literature and Creative Writing at Aberystwyth in September. The 18-year-old, of Guest… Read more »

Paris trip perfect for students

A group of our students have visited Paris to enhance their knowledge of maths and science. During their time in the French capital the Maths and Science A Level students went to the Cité des Sciences et de l’Industrie, the biggest science museum in Europe. The museum has a planetarium, the Argonaute submarine, an IMAX… Read more »

Pupils enjoy taste of A Levels

We opened our doors to pupils from schools across South Yorkshire to give them a taste of A Levels. Over 450 Year 10 and 11 pupils sampled a range of the 27 A Level subjects on offer. During the two-day event, pupils were able to experience the subjects they may be interested in studying when… Read more »

An evening of celebration for exceptional students

Students from across Barnsley College, Barnsley Sixth Form College and University Campus Barnsley were acknowledged for their outstanding achievements at the annual Student Awards. The awards ceremony saw seven awards presented, including the Achievement Award, Apprentice of the Year, College Volunteer of the Year, Enterprise Achievement, Equality and Diversity Champion, Overcoming Adversity and the Principal’s… Read more »

Unique Election all-nighter for students

Politics students followed the 2017 General Election results in unique fashion with an all-night event at the Sixth Form College. The group gathered to apply the knowledge gained on their course through a range of activities as the results were announced. They followed news coverage on the BBC, Sky News, social media and The Daily… Read more »

College students head to Oxford

A group of Sixth Form College students have been given a taste of life at Magdalen College, University of Oxford. The trip was organised to allow students on its High Flyers programme to learn about studying at an Oxbridge university. High Flyers is open to students with strong GCSE results and those who flourish in… Read more »

Students see Paris sights

Our students took the opportunity to see the sights of Paris as part of their A Level English Language and Literature course. The trip to the French capital gave students an opportunity to see many of the landmarks they have written about in their Paris anthologies over recent months. Activities included seeing the Eiffel Tower,… Read more »

Art students hit the capital

Our students have visited a range of London art galleries and museums to prepare for a project. The A Level Art and Design students travelled south to carry out research in readiness for their Personal Investigation project. Whilst in the capital, the students focused on fine art at the National Gallery, National Portrait Gallery and… Read more »

Zoo visit gives students Psychology insight

Our Psychology students have experienced a close-up view of animal behaviour on a trip to Chester Zoo. The group of 100 AS Level students visited the zoo to enhance their studies by identifying and observing attachment behaviour in a number of animals. There were many examples of attachment behaviour that the students were able to… Read more »

Sixth Form students inspired by Iceland visit

Our A Level Geography students have been inspired by a range of magnificent sights on a trip to Iceland. The students swam in the Blue Lagoon geothermal pool and embarked on the classic Golden Circle tour, which included seeing a geyser, the Gulfoss waterfall, the Kerid volcanic crater and Pingvellir – the continental divide between Europe… Read more »

Sixth Form students visit Westminster

Barnsley Sixth Form College students have paid a visit to the UK Parliament and the Supreme Court in Westminster as part of their studies. The visit enabled the Citizenship and Politics students to further their understanding of the topics they study in relation to the UK constitution, learn where power lies in the country and… Read more »

Students visit National Media Museum

A trip to the National Media Museum in Bradford has brought media technology to life for students at Barnsley Sixth Form College. Students on A Level Film Studies and Media Studies programmes were able to look at the development of media technology over time. The visit enabled the group to learn about the significance of… Read more »

Students shine in debating competition

Barnsley Sixth Form College students have displayed their debating skills in the regional final of a national competition. Six students represented the Sixth Form in the Yorkshire Regional Final of Debating Matters at The Hepworth art gallery in Wakefield. Joe Sheldon and Lauryn Healey defeated students from Abbey Grange Academy in Leeds in a debate… Read more »

Barnsley Sixth Form College welcomes Indonesian students

  Students from Global Sevilla School in Jakarta, Indonesia, have recently gained an insight into student life at Barnsley Sixth Form College and University Campus Barnsley (UCB). The two week visit incorporated timetabled days participating in A Level classes within the new Sixth Form building and experiencing life as a business student at UCB learning… Read more »

A night at the musicals

  Musical Theatre Society took their audience on a whistle-stop tour of classic musicals.   Their newly devised piece named ‘The Night at the Musicals’ featured music from, Hairspray, Cats, Les Miserables, Miss Saigon, Chicago, Hamilton, Dogfight, If/Then and several Disney movies. Audience members were encouraged to sing along and join in, which made the… Read more »

Sixth Form students gain university insight

Barnsley Sixth Form College students have received an insight into studying at Queen’s University Belfast (QUB) and the London School of Economics (LSE) from representatives of both universities. Katie Walkingshaw from QUB visited the Sixth Form to speak to students about living in Belfast and the surrounding areas, how to manage the transition of moving… Read more »

MP visits Barnsley Sixth Form College

Barnsley Sixth Form College students have received an insight into life in parliament from Michael Dugher MP. Mr Dugher, MP for Barnsley East, visited the Sixth Form College to speak to students about his path into politics and subsequent career. The discussion covered a range of issues such as Mr Dugher’s life and career in… Read more »

New students invited to Barnsley College’s Open Evening

Potential new students will have the opportunity to find out about the wide range of study programmes offered and see the state-of-the-art facilities at our Open Evening on Thursday 9 February from 6.00pm to 8.00pm. We offer a range of full and part-time, vocational, Higher Education, A Level and Apprenticeship qualifications. With programmes in Catering,… Read more »

Student Megan is aiming for success

Barnsley Sixth Form College student Megan Tinker is setting her sights on representing the Great Britain Archery team.   The 17-year-old took up archery in 2013 after developing an interest in the sport when reading the Hunger Games trilogy. Megan’s parents bought her a ‘have-a-go’ experience as a birthday present, where she realised she had… Read more »

MP visits A Level students

Government and Politics Students welcomed Barnsley Central MP Dan Jarvis to discuss the life of an MP.   Mr Jarvis talked about his career to date followed by a question and answer session. Students were given an insight into the daily life of a politician and how constituency matters are dealt with on a national… Read more »

Football star inspires students

Chelsea Ladies footballer, Bethany England, visited students at Barnsley College’s Sports campus. The former Barnsley Sixth Form College student was a regular on the college’s football squad. She returned to the Sports College to speak to the current ladies football team about her experience as a professional footballer with Chelsea Ladies and the England under… Read more »

Sixth Form students enjoy debating success

Four of our students are preparing for the regional final of a national debating competition after succeeding in the South Yorkshire round. Jessica Charlesworth, Lauryn Healey, Phillippa Matthews and Nathan Phipp-MacIntyre displayed their polished debating skills to winning effect in the South Yorkshire Qualifying Round of Debating Matters held at the University of Sheffield. Jessica… Read more »

HRH the Duke of Kent, KG officially opens £18 million Barnsley Sixth Form College campus

We welcomed the HRH The Duke of Kent, KG on Wednesday 9 November 2016 at a Grand Launch ceremony. His Royal Highness was presented by the Lord-Lieutenant to leading figures in Barnsley including Councillor Linda Burgess, the Worshipful the Mayor of Barnsley; Dan Jarvis, Member of Parliament for Barnsley Central and Chris Webb, Principal of… Read more »

New students invited to Barnsley College’s Open Evening

Potential new students will have the opportunity to find out about the wide range of study programmes offered and see the state-of-the-art buildings and facilities at the Barnsley College Open Evening on Wednesday 12 October from 6.00pm to 8.00pm. Barnsley College offers a range of full and part-time, vocational, Higher Education, A Level and Apprenticeship… Read more »

Sixth Form students display taste for fundraising

2016 Macmillan coffee morning

  Students and staff have swapped their books for baked goods at a Macmillan Coffee Morning held at the Sixth Form College. The event allowed students an d their tutors to refuel with coffee, cakes and buns after morning classes with a total of £323.61 being raised for Macmillan Cancer Support. The coffee morning, organised… Read more »