Alongside your studies you’ll 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 usually runs every Wednesday afternoon and is built into your timetable.

Subject specific

Regardless of which A Levels you’re studying you can get involved in exciting options including Philosophy Club, the Musical Theatre Society, Running Club or the Debating Society.

Our Debating Society reached the 2017 Regional Final of Debating Matters, a national debating competition held at The Hepworth Art Gallery in Wakefield. Student Nathan Phipp-Macintyre won a go-karting experience as the Commended Individual for the competition. The society qualified for the regional final after winning the South Yorkshire round.

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.

In previous years, our Geography students were inspired on a trip to Iceland where they swam in the Blue Lagoon geothermal pool and embarked on the classic Golden Circle tour, which included seeing a geyser, Gulfoss waterfall, the Kerid volcanic crater and Pingvellir – the continental divide between Europe and North America.

English students saw many of the landmarks they wrote about in their Paris anthologies and Film and Media students traced the development of media technology at the national Science and Media Museum. Art students took in the Design Museum, National Gallery, National Portrait Gallery, Tate Britain and the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.

Politics students visited Parliament and the Supreme Court in Westminster and Psychology students observed attachment behaviour in animals at Chester Zoo.