Wilberforce Sixth Form College
Kingston upon Hull, United Kingdom
About Wilberforce Sixth Form College
Wilberforce Sixth Form College is one of two Sixth Form Colleges in Hull, and works in a close federal partnership with the other Sixth Form Colleges around the Humber plus Scarborough Sixth Form College in North Yorkshire.
Wilberforce opened its doors in September 1988 to around 600 students; the college introduced vocational studies as part of its curriculum in 2000. It became the first college in the UK to make use of electronic registration in 1992.
Wilberforce College offers a wide range of courses to post-16 students. The College’s main activity is day time provision for 16-18 year olds. Courses are run at all levels from foundation to advanced levels. Advanced level work (A Level and National Diploma) is around 70% of our provision. The College has an extensive vocational curriculum offer which allows progression from Levels One to Three. Year on year the College has grown and now has around 1300 16-18 year old and a small number of older students.
Values and vision
Wilberforce Sixth Form College always strives to be outstanding. The whole community of the college is dedicated to raising expectations and encouraging all students to reach their highest levels academically, gaining all necessary employability skills. Staff promote equality and diversity.
Wilberforce has an impressive range of facilities, from award-winning teaching blocks to a multi-use games area.
The College was inspected in May 2015 and February 2018 and on both occasions judged as ‘Good’ in all categories. Inspectors commented that throughout the College there was a ‘…realistic vision to be outstanding, supported by strong values’. They noted the respect that students displayed towards staff and each other, and their pride in studying at the College. Inspectors also commented upon the high level of achievement of qualifications. This success has continued in 2018 with the College seeing its fifth year running of best results since the College opened with an Advanced Level pass rate of 99.8% and 73% high grades. 659 students achieving top grades. The full report is available at www.ofsted.gov.uk.
Wilberforce College is a friendly and sociable place. There is a strong ethos of support and tolerance. Students are helpful and good natured. Both staff and students enjoy being at College, and this is a key factor in the success that we achieve together.