Why choose SFX?

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OUR TEACHERS ARE EXPERTS IN THEIR FIELDS/WE ARE SPECIALISTS IN 6TH FORM EDUCATION we only teach 16-19 so it’s all about that age group – we don’t teach older students or earlier years as in a school with a sixth form; only A levels, or Diplomas at Level 3 (equivalent to 3 A levels), Level 2 and 1 (equivalent to GCSEs)

STUDENT SUPPORT there is an excellent pastoral care system. Each student has a Personal Tutor to guide them alongside their subject teachers. We have a specialist learning support team, together with the Designated Safeguarding Officer there is a College Counsellor and a Student Welfare Officer on hand to support students experiencing personal worries or concerns.

SUBJECT SUPPORT our teachers go beyond their means and will ensure students get the most of their education – our students strongly agree:

  • “The teachers helped me to achieve the highest grade possible”, Jannifer, former UAL Creative Media student (Distinction) now at University of Greenwich
  • “Teachers were hands on and incredibly supportive”, Kike, former Eng Lit (B), History (B), Politics (A) student now at University of Kent
  • “SFX truly helped me to get into university”, Joshua, former Sociology (B), Politics (B), History (C) student now training to be a lawyer

ANY COMBINATION OF COURSES – choose from over 40 courses including A levels and Level 3 Diplomas

CATHOLIC COLLEGE at the heart of our mission – welcoming every one of any faith or none with an on-site Chapel and Muslim Prayer Room – Catholic Ethos; core values: kindness, service, faith, inclusion, courage, honesty, respect and forgiveness. College Chaplain.

EXCELLENT  RESULTS

A levels

  • 1 in 3 grades at A*-B
  • 95% pass rate

LEVEL 3 DIPLOMA RESULTS

  • 96% pass rate
  • 66% with either D or D*

PROGRESSION TO UNIVERSITY – we have two full time members of staff on our careers team who support university applications – 91% of students progress to Higher Education each year, including 27% to the Russell Group or top 40 universities. We offer the SFX Oxbridge & Russell Group Programme for students aspiring to go to the top universities, first class careers and guidance, and an extensive choice of enrichment activities.

STUDENT ENRICHMENT plays an integral part in our student programme at SFX. Examples include:

  • Student Union with student elected President and Vice President representing the students’ needs and interests and contributing to decision making as Student Governors
  • Sport – including a fully supervised fitness suite, Boys and Girls Football Team, Basketball Team, hula, trampolining, table tennis, box-fit and rock climbing
  • Young enterprise students set up and run their own business for a year with assigned roles including such as Project Manager, Product Manager, Finance Manager, Marketing Manager etc.
  • Visiting speakers, educational outings (past have included London, New York and Paris), visits to university taster days and trips to theatre, museums & exhibitions.

SATISFIED STAFF 8 current staff members attended SFX as students, which shows how much they enjoyed their time here and their strong connection to the college. This year we were awarded Silver in Investors in People based on staff satisfaction and development.

WE HAVE GREAT FACILITIES a Starbucks coffee shop with subsidised prices, a fitness suite, a bookable music recording studio (which was recently opened by Tinie Tempah a former SFX student), recently renovated canteen and two LRCs with over 30,000 books and digital resources.