SFCA Comment

Read the latest news and views from the SFCA, including our reaction to sector developments.

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New reports from SFCA & London Economics

Two new reports have been published by SFCA - one of which was produced by London Economics.

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MPs write to Secretary of State

Seventy-four MPs urge the Government to tackle the VAT inequality faced by Sixth Form Colleges.

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Unlocking the potential of Sixth Form Colleges

How Sixth Form Colleges act as leaders of excellence in the education system in schools, academie

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A level results day 2014

Congratulations to all of our Sixth Form Colleges on another year of outstanding results.

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About Us

The Sixth Form Colleges’ Association (SFCA) has been representing the interests of the sector since Sixth Form Colleges became independent corporations in 1993. Since that time, the role of SFCA has evolved considerably. While the main role of the Association is still to negotiate national pay and conditions with the trade unions that represent teaching and support staff, the organisation has three other key functions:
 

  • Representing Sixth Form Colleges: particularly in discussions and negotiations with officials from government departments and agencies.
  • Promoting Sixth Form Colleges: to a wide range of stakeholders including the media, politicians and potential students.
  • Supporting Sixth Form Colleges: on a range of issues (including HR, funding and industrial relations) through the provision of research, guidance and one to one advice. 

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Featured Colleges

Cirencester CollegeLocation: Stroud Road, Cirencester, Gloucestershire, GL7 1XACirencester Sixth Form College is an Ofsted recognised Outstanding College. With a broad range of courses suitable for all abilities, interests and career aspirations, Cirencester ensures that students achieve their full potential through individual student tutorials, tracking, support and varied enrichment programmes.
Sir John Deane's CollegeLocation: Monarch Drive, Northwich, Cheshire, CW5 8AFSir John Deane’s College has been consistently ranked in the country’s top 10 Sixth Form Colleges for exam success since records began. In 2012 the college recorded a 98.6% pass rate – with an outstanding 100% pass rate in 26 A Level subjects (over 30% of results were A or A* grades). The college is also a founder member of the Maple Group of colleges which represents England’s most successful providers of post-16 education.
Shrewsbury Sixth Form CollegeLocation: Priory Road, Shrewsbury , Shropshire, SY1 1RXShrewbsury Sixth Form College is a highly successful college, ranked in the top 20 of sixth form colleges nationally in 2012. Based in the heart of Shrewsbury, we offer full-time A level and BTEC courses for over 1500 students aged 16-19 years now across two campuses. 98.9% of students in 2012 were awarded pass grades, with 53.7% achieving A*-B.
Scarborough Sixth Form CollegeLocation: Sandybed Lane, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO12 5LFScarborough Sixth Form College is a small open access College with about 1,050 full-time students. In 2012 it had an excellent pass rate of 99% for A levels with 51% of students achieving A*- B grade, with positive value-added. For its BTEC National provision, the College is in the top 10% of providers in the country, by value-added, with 73% gaining Distinction* or Distinction.
Saint Vincent CollegeLocation: Mill Lane, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 4QASt Vincent is an historic campus located on the coastline of Portsmouth Harbour. We provide a wide range of courses which reflects the diverse needs of our local community. This includes a broad A level provision and Vocational course offer. This includes the development of our expertise in the field of Marine Engineering, Hairdressing and specialist provision for students with high level LLDD.