Frequently Asked Questions

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 starting with us in 2016 will take a mixture of the ‘old’ A Level syllabus and ‘new’ A Levels which are being phased in. Whether taking ‘new’ or ‘old’  courses, most students with good GCSE grades (averaging a B or higher) will study four subjects at Barton Peveril. We will enter students for AS Level exams at…

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?

Because 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…

Is there financial support available for low income families?

The 16-19 Student Bursary Fund is a cash-limited fund to support learners who are economically or socially disadvantaged and face the greatest barriers to continue in education post-16. You can find more information here. For specific enquiries email

Is the college financially sound?

Yes. Barton Peveril is a popular, efficient and well-run college. Ofsted inspectors described our leadership, financial management and control as ‘outstanding’.