Alongside your studies you will get lots of opportunities to get involved in extra-curricular activities, known as Enrichment. This does just what it promises; it enriches your time at Barnsley Sixth Form College, helps you develop new skills and can really boost your UCAS application and CV. Enrichment will be built into your timetable.

Subject specific

Regardless of which A Levels you’re studying you can get involved in exciting options including the Philosophy Society, Literature Society, Gaming Society or Debating Society. If there isn’t one that interests you then we will support you to start one.

Support is available to apply to schemes such as National Citizen Service and university access schemes to help students interested in studying for careers in medicine or dentistry.

Trips, visits and talks

Our trips, visits and talks programme will be guided by the current Covid-19 restrictions in place.

Here at Barnsley Sixth Form College we run a programme of trips, visits and talks throughout the academic year. These activities are designed to supplement your knowledge of the subjects you are studying and enhance your cultural experience.

Previous trips have seen our Geography students inspired by visiting Iceland where they swam in the Blue Lagoon geothermal pool and embarked on the classic Golden Circle tour. This included seeing a geyser, Gullfoss waterfall, the Kerid volcanic crater and Pingvellir – the continental divide between Europe and North America.

Our English students have seen many of the landmarks they wrote about in their Paris anthologies on a trip to the French capital. The students have also visited Paris to immerse themselves in the language and culture and saw iconic landmarks in the City of Light.

Film and Media students have traced the development of media technology at the National Science and Media Museum.

Art students have enjoyed visiting the Design Museum, National Gallery, National Portrait Gallery, Tate Britain and the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.

Our Politics students have visited Parliament and the Supreme Court in Westminster and Psychology students have been able to observe attachment behaviour in animals at Chester Zoo.