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.

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 (NCS) and university access schemes to help students interested in studying for careers in medicine or dentistry.

Trips, visits and talks

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 Politics and Sociology students attended a ‘Day at DfE’ event run by the Department for Education. The students took part in a mock policy exercise on the planned
proposal by the current Prime Minister, Rishi Sunak, to implement mandatory study of Maths up until the age of 18.

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 also visited Paris to immerse themselves in the language and culture and saw iconic landmarks in the City of Light.

Art students have visited several London art galleries and exhibitions including Tate Modern, The National Gallery, Francis Bacon and Late Constable.

Drama and Theatre Studies students have taken part in a devising workshop with industry professionals and a Q&A session with actors in London.

A Level Film and Media students were treated to a fascinating insight into the world of film and literature by award winning film director Ken Loach and Kes star David ‘Dai’ Bradley.

Four of our Chemistry students won awards in the Royal Society of Chemists UK Olympiad challenge and Psychology students have been able to observe attachment behaviour in animals at Chester Zoo.