Missed our live Step Into Sixth Form webinars on the day? Catch up with all of the sessions here.
Please watch the two videos to the right as we discuss what your Next Steps are.
Higher Horizons have also created some useful resources for you to use, click below to download them.
Please select one task you would like to sample as part of your Virtual Step Into Sixth Form experience.
Missed our live webinar at our last Virtual Open Event? Join our Course Leader for Uniformed Protective Services, Lacho as he discusses everything you need to know about studying this course at the college.
Interested in our Football Coaching & Development course, in partnership with Port Vale Football Club? Take a look at our presentation which explains everything you need to know.
Our Curriculum Manager, David Brereton virtually sits down with current Degree Foundation Year Student, Suraya who discusses how she’s found studying at the College and her top tips for anybody considering studying one of our courses.
At Stoke Sixth Form we are keen to provide you with opportunities to develop your learning outside of the traditional classroom environment. We want you to see where an A Level in English can take you!
Recently, we were delighted to welcome Dr Hetta Howes to the college to talk to our students about the benefits of an English Literature degree. She spoke about how English Literature is taught at university and also gave advice on what career pathways it opens up. Dr Howes then delivered a fascinating lecture on ‘Feminist Approaches to Hamlet’. This enabled our students to experience first-hand what it would be like to study the discipline at degree level. She considered the various ways in which the character Ophelia has been interpreted across time. Our students found the talk engaging and had lots of questions. A Level English Literature student Evie Pearce commented that ‘it was great to debate ideas and see things from different perspectives.’ We look forward to welcoming Hetta back in the future and providing more opportunities for our students to sample university life!
Interested in studying English with us? Find out more about our teachers of English.
Teacher of English Language
Dave has studied far and wide in a range of disciplines but his route through life brought him to Stoke. He’s been teaching at the college since 2008 and during that time his teaching has largely focused on GCSE Language and A Level Literature. Dave’s real love is writing. His heart lies with the surprising turn of phrase in a poem, the deep characterisation in a novel, the overall magic of literature, which allows us to transcend time and space, communicating with those of different ages and different places. His deep belief is that every student has a voice and every teacher’s role is to help them uncover it.
Teacher of English Language
Stewart has been teaching since 2002 and has worked at the College since 2006. Though experienced in all aspects of English teaching, his main specialism is English Language A-Level.
The sociolinguistic concepts and issues he gets to explore with his English Language students also inform Stewart’s own academic writing and research. He has spoken as a guest lecturer at several universities on the subject of language diversity in the classroom.
Stewart believes that a good education should promote empathy, curiosity and critical thinking in equal measure and that the study of English is a great way of cultivating all three of these characteristics.
Curriculum Manager of English
Jon has been teaching English, on and off, for thirty years, including seven years at Stoke on Trent College, five years at Newcastle College as Head of English and nine years at Stoke Sixth Form, the last two as Head of English. A Potteries man and Stoke City season ticket holder, Jon is an ex-student of the College and has always been a passionate supporter of it. His aim is to enable students like he was to enjoy College life as much as he did and allow it to enable the facilitation of future success in academic and employment paths.
Join our Teacher of Health & Social Care, Kim Dow in her presentation outlining everything you need to know if you are interested in studying our T Level in Health & Science
Join Staffordshire University’s Education Liaison Officer, Liam, as he presents everything you need to know when it comes to Student Finance & Budgeting.
Join teacher of Health & Social Care, Jill Salt as she discusses everything you need to know about studying Health & Social Care at the Sixth Form College.
Here is second-year Education Studies student, Imogen as she discusses what life is like whilst studying at Staffordshire University.
Join Staffordshire University’s Education Liaison Officer, Liam, as he discusses the benefits of studying a Degree Foundation Year course and why you should choose Staffordshire University.
Join Staffordshire University’s Education Liaison Officer, Liz, as she discusses the key information you need to know when it comes to applying for university through UCAS.
Every month our Social Sciences team will be providing you with a monthly newsletter with their top tips and recommendations for:
Say hello to our Social Sciences teachers here at the Sixth Form College.
Here are first-year students Libby Newbold and Aimee Seabridge telling us in German what they have learnt so far in this A Level course and how they are finding it studying at the Sixth Form College.
In our Modern Foreign Language courses, our staff encourage and support students with their speaking. Libby and Aimee have grown in confidence in the short time they have been studying with us.
Can you work out what they are saying?
Catch up with our Introduction to Geography webinar from our November Open Event delivered by our Curriculum Manager, Andy Barker.
Catch up with our Introduction to Health & Social Care webinar from our November Open Event delivered by our Teacher of Health & Social Care, Jen Metcalf.
Catch up with our Introduction to Humanities webinar from our November Open Event delivered by our Curriculum Manager, Chris Eyre.
Catch up with our Introduction to Geology and Environmental Science webinar from our November Open Event delivered by teacher, Richard Campbell.
Catch up with our Introduction to Sport webinar from our November Open Event delivered by our Curriculum Manager, Steve Millican.
Catch up with our Introduction to Creative & Digital Arts webinar from our November Open Event delivered by our Curriculum Manager, Kim Finn.