James Carlow

Achieved an A* in Maths, an A in Further Maths and an A in Chemistry and progressed to Lancaster University to study Engineering.


James said: “Studying at Barnsley Sixth Form College was fun and I enjoyed having responsibility for my learning and managing my time. I particularly enjoyed the maths elements of my course. I would recommend the college as teacher help you by putting on extra sessions if you need them.”


James is a former Barnsley Academy pupil.

Richard Keys
Technical Director

After A Levels in Classical Civilisation, Psychology and Law, Richard went on to the University of Leeds to study Computing. He then worked at a digital marketing agency for three years before moving back to Barnsley to start his own design agency business, Genius Division, with two of his friends.


Richard said: “I’d definitely recommend studying at Barnsley Sixth Form College. The facilites available are second to none and the college has a lot to offer students, no matter what kind of course or subject they’re interested in pursuing.”


Richard is a former Priory School pupil


Michelle Pape

Achieved an A in Psychology, an A in Health and Social Care and a C in English Literature and progressed to Sheffield Hallam University to study Primary School Teaching.


Michelle said: “I loved making new friends at Barnsley Sixth form College and I really enjoyed my subjects. I felt I had more independence here and my tutors were supportive.”


Michelle is a former Netherwood School pupil


Dr Julie Richardson
Science Teacher

Following A Levels in Biology, Chemistry, Geography and Psychology at Barnsley Sixth Form College, Julie went on to study Molecular Biology at the University of Huddersfield and completed a PhD in Ovarian Cancer at the University of Leeds. She now works as a Science Teacher.


Julie said: “My A Levels helped me to move onto university to study the subject I enjoyed the most and gain a higher qualification and research experience after my undergraduate degree. My A Level study gave me an insight into a variety of subjects which helped me with my future career choice.”


Julie is a former Edward Sheerien School pupil