Frequently Asked Questions

What is Q-XTRA?

Q-XTRA is a programme of enrichment that will enable you to maintain your health, contribute to your community, develop your employability, and enhance your skills and interests. There are over 100 Q-XTRA activities across these areas (see page ), which will help in your personal and academic development. Enrichment, clubs and societies new

How can I travel to college?

There’s a great deal of transport-related information on our website. As well as announcing and explaining our subsidising of bus passes for Xelabus and Bluestar, there are maps and links to further information so that you and your student can plan their route to college.

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…