Frequently Asked Questions

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What can I expect from my Taster Day?

We strongly recommend that you attend your Taster Day (on either 5th, 6th or 7th July 2021) to get a flavour of what College life will be like when you join us this year and an indication of whether the subjects you have chosen are right for you. Your Taster Day lessons will be a…

What do I need to bring to College?

Students normally bring with them pens, paper/notebook, any specific subject study materials (particularly for more practical courses in sport and the performing arts), a water bottle, and money for lunch (or their own packed lunch). Additionally, if students have their own laptop they can bring that if they wish but the College does have a…

How long is the College day?

Normal hours for timetabled lessons are 8.45am – 4.00pm Tuesday – Friday. On Mondays, student’s first lesson begins at 10.30am.

Will I have lessons every day?

You should expect to be in college every day but the timing and spread of lessons will depend on your individual timetable.

How many subjects will I take?

Students joining us in 2020 will choose three A Levels or Vocational courses, or a combination of the two. Depending on your GCSE score, you could also choose a fourth A Level.

Is Barton Peveril a specialist Arts college?

No, unlike schools Sixth Form Colleges do not have specialisms. We have many subject strengths and these certainly include Drama and an outstanding Art Department which also offers the post-18 Foundation Diploma in Art & Design validated by University of the Arts, London (UAL).

Why should I come to a big Sixth Form College?

Research shows that Sixth Form College students get better grades and benefit from specialist subject teachers and facilities. A large, well-run college offers stability and delivers a very personal experience to students through its tutorial programme. You will soon settle in and make new friends!

Will I have to pay tuition fees?

No, if you continue straight to college from school your Sixth Form education will be free apart from costs associated with course materials, trips and any exam resit fees. If you take a year or more out after finishing school you may have to pay for your college courses, depending on your age when you…