A-Level courses are for students who want to embark on rigorous academic study in preparation for prestigious universities. These well-established qualifications will hone their analytic and debating skills, written communication skills and in-depth knowledge of the subjects they choose, laying the foundations for their future professional careers.
The Pendleton School of Theatre has an undisputed reputation for outstanding teaching and training and for ensuring that all students are given the support and encouragement they need to pursue their dreams. Support will be offered to enable all of our students to make confident and informed decisions about the next stage of their career – whether it is a place at a drama school, university or full-time employment.
Students studying science, technology, engineering and mathematics at Pendleton Sixth Form College have access to refurbished laboratories and a highly experienced and qualified team of teachers, including six with PhDs in their subject specialisms. There is a strong enrichment programme, including the STEM Academy, Nuffield Research Placements, Science Society and Physics XL, as well as trips, competitions and guest speakers.
At Pendleton Sixth Form College, we encourage all our students to be the best they can be. Our Pendleton Scholars’ Programme aims to nurture our most aspiring students by providing them with the skills, support and experiences needed for entry to Oxford, Cambridge and other Russell Group universities.
Our College Bus Service is a safe, reliable and quick way for students to travel to College. This service will drop students off very near to the College and collect them from the same point each day.
Using the College Bus Service provides students with a safe and direct journey to College. All the services are modern and comfortable coaches and will run daily during term time. To find out which service will suit your needs, take a look at our College Bus Information.
We believe that every student matters. Above all, we want students to be happy here and to achieve their full personal and academic potential. Our support services help students to be successful in both their studies and in individual growth.
Students will have the option to decide between studying A-Levels, single vocational A-Levels, or triple vocational A-Levels. A-Level courses are for students who would like to embark on rigorous academic study in preparation for prestigious universities. Single Vocational A-Levels offer the academic rigour of traditional A-Levels, coupled with practical elements of Triple Vocational A-Levels. Triple Vocational A-Levels develop our students’ employability skills by combining practical work and study, preparing them for a career in the subject they choose.
Across all departments of Pendleton Sixth Form College, we have teaching staff with years of industry experience, equipping our students with the knowledge and skills they learnt over their years in the industry.
Pendleton Sixth Form College has renowned industry links that help our staff deliver the most accurate and up-to-date learning experience for our students.
Throughout each academic year, students of Pendleton Sixth Form College are visited by guest speakers from different sectors to talk to the students about their experience in the industry and how they got to where they are today.
Some examples of guest speakers that have visited Pendleton Sixth Form College are The University of Salford talking to our English Literature students about the play Othello by William Shakespeare, scientists from NASA came all the way from the Goddard Space Centre to talk to students from different subjects about the wonders of the universe. JMW Solicitors spoke to our humanities in depth about how four lawyers went from apprentices to partners in a law firm, and Salford Business School had lunch with our business, economics, finance and law students.
These visits and talks give our students a chance to hear stories from the inside of a working company and listen to the hard work and dedication that goes into the jobs and roles that they want in the future.