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
Frequently Asked Questions
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. https://www.barton-peveril.ac.uk/getting-to-barton-peveril/
Yes. Students can accept a place at more than one college and do not need to make their final decision, about which college they attend, until they receive their results in August.
Normal hours for timetabled lessons are 8.45am – 4.00pm Tuesday – Friday. On Mondays, student’s first lesson begins at 10.30am.
You should expect to be in college every day but the timing and spread of lessons will depend on your individual timetable.
An average class has around 21 students, depending on the subject area.
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.
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).
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!
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…