14 December 2015

Image of The Sixth Form College - Birkenhead hosts the Sixth Form College’s North West Curriculum Conference

Earlier this term, experts within the further education sector came together at The Sixth Form College for the Sixth Form College’s Curriculum Conference for the North West region, led by our Deputy Principal Mike Kilbride.

Our heads of subjects at the College attended as well as representatives from the following institutions:

  • Blackpool Sixth Form College
  • Aquinas College
  • Holy Cross Sixth Form College
  • Sir John Rigby College
  • King George V College
  • Cheadle and Marple College
  • Oldham Sixth Form College
  • Xaverian College
  • Sir John Deane’s College
  • Loreto College
  • Priestly College

The purpose of the Conference was to allow specialist sixth form staff to come together and discuss options for curriculum mix and study programmes in light of the recent changes to curriculum and funding.

The Conference was split into three sessions to focus on New Performance Measures, Programmes of Study and The Sixth Form College Offer.

Deputy Principal, Mike Kilbride, commented on the importance of the event, stating, “The Sixth Form College sector has felt the impact from the recent spate of funding reductions and curriculum reform the most. Despite this, Sixth Form Colleges have continued to be the highest performing 16-19 sector and provide high quality education. The purpose of the Curriculum Conference was to allow specialist staff and institutions to come together and discuss how we can continue delivering this outstanding education.”

The Sixth Form College in Birkenhead is Wirral’s largest A-Level provider and one of just 93 specialist Sixth Form Colleges in England and Wales.

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