Joseph Chamberlain Sixth Form College
Birmingham, United Kingdom
About Joseph Chamberlain Sixth Form College
Joseph Chamberlain College is a hugely popular and highly successful Sixth Form College that was established in 1983 and now offers a wide range of academic courses at all levels to around 2600 school leavers and approximately 700 adults on a separate site.
Our curriculum offer and entry criteria are highly inclusive, offering clear progression routes to success for all students, regardless of their starting points and backgrounds. Approximately 80% of our work is with 16-18 year olds at Level 3, who study AS/A Levels or Level 3 BTEC Extended Diplomas. At Level 2, we offer BTECs and GCSE programmes to 16-18 year olds; at Entry Level and Level 1, we have an extensive ESOL provision for both 16-18 year olds and 19+ learners. In addition, our Adult Learning Directorate offers classes in ESOL, Literacy, Numeracy and Access to HE at our Moseley Road Centre and in community venues. We also offer Teacher Training in association with BCU. Our wider curriculum is also rich and varied allowing students to benefit from a great deal of choice in sports, additional languages, performing arts, citizenship, and various other student-led clubs/societies.
In 2021, Joseph Chamberlain College achieved an A-level achievement rate of 100%. In our most recent inspection in 2017 we were graded as ‘outstanding’ in all categories and we continue to provide a broad, inclusive and high quality education to all of our students that results in an exceptionally high levels of progression to Higher Education. The College is situated within easy reach of Birmingham city centre in a state of the art building with superbly equipped classrooms and outstanding facilities.
We were featured in the 2019 Parliamentary Review for a second time for best practice in further education and were awarded the Teachers’ Development Trust (TDT) this year for our comprehensive package of innovative and high impact professional development. As part of a local Teaching Alliance, we support all newly qualified teachers, from both secondary and post-16 backgrounds, to complete their NQT year and achieve either QTS or QTLS.
We are ambitious institution, with a clear strategy to keep being highly successful for our students. Staff, students and visitors often comment on the warm and welcoming atmosphere at the College and the strong sense of community that permeates the organisation.