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Stockton Sixth Form College is a mixed, non-denominational sixth form college in Stockton-on-Teesmarker, Clevelandmarker, established in 1973 after a reorganisation of post-16 education in the Teessidemarker area. It is one of six colleges that are past of the UK Colleges A-Level Consortium. The college is based on one site at Bishopton Road, two miles from the town centre. It is noted for high quality of provision and a generally high standard of teaching. Despite serving an area with a slightly below average achievement at GCSE level, the sixth form college achieved an A-E pass rate at A-level of 98.3% in 2007, and a 100% pass rate in 25 subjects. Notable students include Paul Smith, lead singer of the British indie group Maxïmo Park.

The present

The college provides a range of A-level, GCSE and vocational courses to post-16 students in the Stockton-on-Tees area. All classrooms are equipped with a data projector, multi-media PC, VCR and speakers enabling teachers to make use of the latest technology in their teaching. In addition, there are computers available for private study in open access rooms, study areas and the common room. The college also has an online learning environment through which students can access learning materials at any time.

Stockton Sixth Form College prides itself on the quality of teaching and the friendliness of the staff.

The College has a history of trips to Europe, with certain courses giving students the chance to visit New Yorkmarker, Aix-en-Provencemarker and Troisdorf.

Enrichment schemes take place at the college once a week usually in a lunchtime in order to broaden student's horizons; groups such as the college newspaper and the young enterprise are popular choices for many students.

Developments

The college now runs a Cricket course in which students can undertake cricket coaching under the guidance of tutor Matthew Speight. The college have a new Dance and Drama studio which is part of the multi-million pound investment which is a joint venture between the College and Stockton Town Football Club.

Welcome to our future world

Work was about to start on a new £22m world-class building for the college which is now the only specialist Sixth Form College in the Stockton borough. It was going to connect with the new dance and drama studio and was going to be run using green sources of energy. Classrooms would have been bigger with improved resources for IT, media, sport, art and science. Until funding for the project was cut off by the government in 2009

Student council

The college runs a student council which lets the students attempt to voice their views. It meets on a irregular basis, usually once or twice every term, and is composed of an elected representative from every form group. Every year the newly arrived students elect a vice-president for the council who will take over once the serving president leaves. They have no official power and are often used more as a organizational body to help coordinate events, leaving many student councillors feeling unhappy with their ability to represent their form. Nonetheless councillors can voice complaints from their form and have participated in the creation of a new logo

The current President is Liam Duff

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