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)
Ofsted 2018: “Teachers are well qualified in their subject area and use their knowledge well to deepen their students’ understanding of the topics they teach.”
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.
Ofsted 2018: “Students benefit from very good and effective careers advice and guidance”
SUBJECT SUPPORT our teachers go beyond their means and will ensure students get the most of their education – our students strongly agree:
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.
Ofsted 2018: “….. a welcoming environment defined by Catholic values”
LEVEL 3 DIPLOMA RESULTS
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:
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.