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City of Stoke-on-Trent Sixth Form College

City of Stoke-on-Trent Sixth Form College
Motto High Quality Education in a Caring Environment
Type Further education college
Principal Mr Paul Mangnall
Chair of governors Charles Freeman
Location Leek Road
Stoke-on-Trent
Staffordshire
ST4 2RU
England
Local authority Stoke-on-Trent
DfE number ???/8600
DfE URN 130817 Tables
Ofsted Reports
Students approx. 1800
Gender Coeducational
Ages 16+
Colours Blue & White         
Telephone Number 01782 848736
Fax Number 01782 747456
Website .uk.ac.stokesfcwww

The City of Stoke-on-Trent Sixth Form College is a mixed sixth form college on Leek Road, Stoke-on-Trent. It opened its new building on Leek Road in September 2010 having previously been located on Victoria Road, Fenton.[1] The college is also known as Stoke-on-Trent Sixth Form College, and - prior to its relocation - Fenton Sixth Form College.

Admissions

The college specialises in educating years 12 and 13, where students can gain AS, A2 and BTEC qualifications. More than 95% of students are aged between 16 and 19.[1] About 90% of students are of White British heritage,[2] with a large minority being British Pakistanis. The local area is deprived, the city is in economic and social decline, and an Ofsted report noted that the local area had a "culture of low attainment and aspiration".[2] About 70% of students come from the city, with the rest journeying in from North Staffordshire.[2]

The college requires a minimum of four GCSEs at A* to C grades, rather than the minimum five usually required.[3]

History

The college was established in 1970 on Victoria Road, Fenton; making it the first purpose-built sixth form college in the country.[2] Next to it was the Fenton Manor Sports Complex. Originally build with a capacity of 700 students, it eventually came to teach more than double that figure.[2]

The idea of a 'University Quarter' was first announced in 2004,[4] and was developed for the next few years.[5] A December 2004 report gave most teaching staff a grade of good or better.[2] In November 2006 an Ofsted report gave the college a 'satisfactory' grade, and gave a good or better teaching and learning in 72% of lessons.[3] In late 2008 planning permission was given for the college to build a new campus on Leek Road,[6] as part of a £1.5 billion regeneration project in North Staffordshire.[7] The project was suspended in January 2009,[8] and concerns were made if sufficient funds could be found.[9] The site was handed over to developers in March 2009,[10] just as an Ofsted report gave the college a 'satisfactory' grade.[1] In September 2010 the college officially moved to Leek Road, Stoke-on-Trent.

Academic standards

The school competes with four other institutes in the city: St Joseph's College, St Margaret Ward Catholic School and Arts College, St Thomas More Catholic College and Stoke-on-Trent College. Of these only Shelton based Stoke-on-Trent College is not attached to a school.
The front of the new college building.
The new college in August 2010, as taken from Leek Road as final building work was being completed.

Performance table

Year Average A/AS-level points per student City Ranking (of 5)
2002[11] 63.9 4
2003[12] 245.6 4
2004[13] 240.8 2
2005[14] 241.6 2
2006[15] 706.5 2
2007[16] 661.2 3
2008[17] 658.1 3
2009[18] 628.9 4
2010[19] 622.6 4
2011[20] 629.7 4
2012[21] 637.7 4
Note

The points system has changed over the years, leading to big jumps in some years.

Feeder Schools

The college has feeder schools throughout the city.

Many of the students go on to local Universities Staffordshire and Keele.

Notable staff and students

References

  1. ^ a b c "Ofsted Report of March 2009".  
  2. ^ a b c d e f "Ofsted Report of December 2004". December 2004. Retrieved 24 July 2010. 
  3. ^ a b "Ofsted Report of November 2006".  
  4. ^ "Students to aid Stoke's rebirth". BBC News. 22 June 2004. Retrieved 24 July 2010. 
  5. ^ "Education hub plan in £4.3m boost". BBC News. 19 November 2007. Retrieved 24 July 2010. 
  6. ^ "Campuses to undergo £107m revamp". BBC News. 5 September 2008. Retrieved 24 July 2010. 
  7. ^ "Plans for £1.5bn revamp unveiled". BBC News. 29 September 2008. Retrieved 24 July 2010. 
  8. ^ "College plans decision put back". BBC News. 28 January 2009. Retrieved 24 July 2010. 
  9. ^ "University quarter plan delayed". BBC News. 29 June 2009. Retrieved 24 July 2010. 
  10. ^ "Thousands spent on temporary site". BBC News. 29 July 2009. Retrieved 24 July 2010. 
  11. ^ "A/AS-level performance in Stoke-on-Trent". BBC News. Retrieved 22 July 2010. 
  12. ^ "Advanced performance in Stoke-on-Trent". BBC News. 15 January 2004. Retrieved 22 July 2010. 
  13. ^ "Schools in Stoke-on-Trent". BBC News. 19 October 2005. Retrieved 22 July 2010. 
  14. ^ "Institutions in Stoke-on-Trent". BBC News. 19 January 2006. Retrieved 22 July 2010. 
  15. ^ "Institutions in Stoke-on-Trent". BBC News. 11 January 2007. Retrieved 22 July 2010. 
  16. ^ "Secondary schools in Stoke-on-Trent: A/AS-level score". BBC News. 10 January 2008. Retrieved 22 July 2010. 
  17. ^ "Secondary schools in Stoke-on-Trent". BBC News. 15 January 2009. Retrieved 22 July 2010. 
  18. ^ "Secondary schools in Stoke-on-Trent". BBC News. 13 January 2010. Retrieved 22 July 2010. 
  19. ^ "Secondary schools in Stoke-on-Trent". BBC News. 12 January 2011. Retrieved 12 January 2011. 
  20. ^ "Secondary schools in Stoke-on-Trent". BBC News. 21 March 2012. Retrieved 12 January 2013. 
  21. ^ "Secondary schools in Stoke-on-Trent". BBC News. 24 January 2013. Retrieved 24 January 2013. 

External links

  • Burslem campus
  • uniq-stoke.org
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