Welcome to our first Online Open Day!

Below you will find a full course list for each department. To find out more about any course, simply click on the course title and you’ll be taken to the respective page. We hope you have a fantastic day learning about Blackpool Sixth and we look forward to seeing you in the near future.

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SUBJECT HUB

Please find below a hub of exciting resources for all of our courses. Meet your teachers and find out more about the subjects we have to offer by trying tasks and lessons in your chosen subjects. Feel free to try as many as you like.

ENGLISH & MODERN FOREIGN LANGUAGES

Click the links below to find out more about the different courses offered within this department.

HUMANITIES

Click the links below to find out more about the different courses offered within this department.

MATHS

Click the links below to find out more about the different courses offered within this department.

Principal’s Talk

Click on the video to the right to watch our Principal, Jill Gray, tell you more about the college, our core values and what you can expect from us over the next academic year.

Additional Learning Support

We promote equality of opportunity for the development of an individual’s potential, regardless of their differences and disability.

We are committed to contributing to Blackpool and Lancashire’s SEND local offer.

Please contact Additional Learning Support (ALS) should you have any Special Educational Needs or Disabilities that affect your learning whilst at college, these may include:

  • Autism/Asperger’s syndrome
  • Dyslexia, Dyspraxia and Dyscalculia
  • Hearing impairment
  • Mobility needs
  • Mental health
  • Medical conditions
  • Visual impairment

The ALS Administrator can be contacted on 01253 394911 or at learning.alert@blackpoolsixth.ac.uk. Our experienced team is here to support you.

Our Special Educational Needs (SEN) coordinator is our Head of Additional Learning Support, Dave Williams – david.williams@blackpoolsixth.ac.uk

Financial support, bursary, free meals and childcare information

Interviews and Advice

Our friendly Admissions team are busy working from home to provide advice and guidance for Year 11 students. If you have not already had an interview to discuss your course choices, please check your email accounts for an invitation to have an interview with one of the team.  The interview will mainly be done through email.

We’ve had great feedback from the South Shore applicants who had their interviews via email “The process was easy and quick” “Thank you very much, I’m looking forward to starting at Blackpool Sixth!”

Please also get in touch if you need any advice about course choices or have any questions about studying at Blackpool Sixth.  You can contact the Admissions team at enquiries@blackpoolsixth.ac.uk

If you haven’t applied yet, don’t worry! We are still accepting applications, to apply click here

FYI Library & Resources

The FYi is our fully-equipped Library and Learning Resource Centre

Our state-of-the-art facilities have been carefully designed to aid your learning in a modern and comfortable environment.  You will find a quiet, welcoming library stocked with all the books and magazines you’ll need, both for your courses and for leisure reading.  We strongly encourage all our students to read: we offer a range of book clubs, including manga – and we also encourage you to try writing for yourself in our Creative Writing Group.

Find out more: https://www.blackpoolsixth.ac.uk/fyi/

Pastoral Support

Strong pastoral care, support and guidance are extremely important in contributing to students’ success. Your pastoral mentor will offer advice and guidance to help you settle in quickly and enjoy your time with us. You will have a weekly tutorial session with your Pastoral Mentor and there are also regular 1:1 meetings, where individual targets are set and reviewed. Your pastoral mentor will also help you to make the right decisions about career choices and applications for higher education or employment, as well as offering the Life Links Programme that aims to provide support and guidance through your time at Blackpool Sixth and prepare you for life after college.

RESOURCES

Click on an icon to download/view the resource

Life Links Worksheet

Careers and education information, advice and guidance

Our Futures Team are experienced careers advisers who help you to progress successfully to your chosen next step. They can also help you gain valuable work experience to support your career plans. For more information regarding careers, visit our careers page here. For more information regarding work experience, visit our page here.

Click the button below to view the

introduction slides for our Futures team.

6XTRA

Blackpool Sixth offers an extensive extracurricular activity programme called 6Xtra. This programme includes a wide range of sports teams, as well as societies and clubs such as musical theatre, yoga and climbing. It is a great opportunity to further existing interests, take up a new challenge, make new friends and have fun. To find out more about the 6Xtra programme click here

6advance

6Advance is an exciting range of ‘academies’ designed to enable ambitious students to prepare for university and prestigious future careers. Each 6Advance choice will provide participating students with excellent activities and skills-building to help them go beyond the exam curriculum and apply their knowledge and skills in challenging contexts. In so doing, they will discover more about about a general subject or job area and will build up a great portfolio for applying to highly selective universities or higher apprenticeship programmes. You will develop exceptional employability skills, including, leadership, collaboration and teamworking, public speaking and confidence. Find out more here.

LGBT+ GROUP

The LGBT Group was set up by a former student who felt that the LGBT+ community did not have a voice in College. When it was created it only started as a small group of students. However, over the past years the group and community has grown and is now part of the 6Xtra programme so every student has the opportunity to join. Find out more about the group here LGBT+ Group

Click the icons below to download some of our tasks for you to try.

Sport at Blackpool Sixth

Social Media

Keep up to date with the college and our fantastic subject areas via our social media platforms...

Our social channels are a great way of keeping up to date with all of our latest news. We will be sharing subject related content, examples of student work, tips to keep you happy and healthy whilst working from home and general positive news stories from the college. We have already shared some great live music and artwork students have been doing whilst online learning and we cannot wait to share more. So please follow us @blackpoolsixth

Our Videos

Here are some informative videos about different aspects of life at Blackpool Sixth...

BTEC COLLEGE OF THE YEAR

THE EXCELLENCE PROGRAMME

All you need to know about our Excellence Programme

Blackpool Sixth’s Excellence Programme has been specially created to support our most academically able students in their studies and prepare them for entry to the country’s top universities.

WHAT OUR STUDENT SAY ABOUT US

ROUTE3 PROGRAMME

All you need to know about our Route3 Programme

Want to study at Blackpool Sixth but not sure you’ll get the grades you need? We have the ideal option for you. Our ‘Route3’ programme gives you an opportunity to gain your level 3 qualifications over three years instead of two. This is ideal for students who may not quite obtain the grades they need to progress straight into our level 3 programmes when they leave school.

STUDENT COUNCIL