Scarborough College celebrated its tenth year as an IB World School in 2017. Several hundred of our Sixth Form students have graduated with the world renowned IB Diploma and have progressed on to prestigious universities both at home and abroad.
The IB Diploma provides our Sixth Form students with a stimulating and broad post-16 curriculum. With more than twenty different subjects offered in our Diploma Programme there is a rich variety of courses for students to explore whilst benefiting from teaching that encourages them to become inquisitive, knowledgeable and reflective learners.
Our Sixth Form community is a vibrant, diverse and engaging place in which to study and pursue the many activities offered outside the classroom. We are always immensely proud of the confidence and maturity displayed by our Sixth Formers as they become role models for younger students within the College.
The decision of what to do after GCSEs is an important milestone in the academic career of all students at this crucial stage in their education. I hope the relevant pages on the Site give an insight into the life of our Sixth Form and I look forward to welcoming prospective Sixth Formers to Scarborough College.
James Fraser, IB Diploma Co-ordinator
Our students in Years 12 and 13 study for the IB diploma. The IB qualification is a stimulating and forward-looking course that is highly regarded by universities all over the world, including the United Kingdom, Europe and the United States.
Our entry requirements for students into the Sixth Form are 5 GCSE passes at grades 9 to 4, or the equivalent for international students. The IB Diploma may require students to study different and new subjects such as a new foreign language, psychology of environmental systems. Core aspects of the IB, such as the Theory of Knowledge and the Extended Essay, provide invaluable preparation for the self-discipline demanded by both domestic and international universities as well as the workplace.
Sixth Form students have access to the Careers Advisor, Mrs Lowe, further support and guidance from the Head of Sixth Form, Miss Heather Ramsay and the personal signing off of their ‘personal statements’ for their university applications and future careers. In addition, guest speakers and visitors come to the school frequently to give insights and share personal experiences of the wide variety of Higher Education options available to the students.
Being a Sixth-Former at Scarborough College means having privileges as well as responsibilities. Our Sixth Form students enjoy the comforts of their own areas in which they can study and relax. Both the Filey Road cafe as well as the Sixth Form Study Centre are for the exclusive use of Sixth Form students. Instead of a school uniform, Sixth Formers wear smart business attire.
We expect our students to become more independent, to work hard, to understand and keep to deadlines. By offering the depth and breadth of the IB Diploma and by allowing our Sixth Form to become young academics, we believe they will emerge as confident and capable young adults who are ready for the next phase of their education.