Collaborative Sixth Form

Collaborative Sixth Form

The Barnet and Enfield Collaborative Sixth form offers the chance for young people to move into their school sixth form and attend college 2-3 days a week.

It’s a one-year course and a chance to get the best of both worlds – to move into your school Year 12 and become a sixth former and study on a vocational course at the College 2-3 days a week - you can select from the courses on the list. You will spend the other 2-3 days at school studying the rest of your sixth form programme. That will include taking English and Maths GCSE or functional skills if you haven’t already achieved a grade C (4-5) or above; getting those qualifications will really help you when applying for a job.

Back at school your tutors who know you and have always supported you will be available to you as well.

At college the tutors will help you in your new course, and you will have a gentle introduction to college life! You will also have a chance to take a course not available at school.

School and college in one programme – it’s a great combination!

In your programme you will have:

  • A vocational course here at Barnet and Southgate College
  • A personal tutor at school who will monitor your progress and support you
  • A tutor on your college course who can support your studies there
  • You can take maths and English at school and other GCSEs too, depending on what your school has on offer
  • An employability programme to help you get ready for applying for jobs, and a short work placement if available
  • Careers guidance to help you choose your next step

After that one-year course you will have a lot more choices. If you enjoy the vocational study at college, and pass the course, you will be able to apply to study at the next level, or you might want to move into an apprenticeship. Or, if you have academic skills you might want to apply to stay at school and take a L3 course. Tutors will help you decide what is best for you.

Participating schools

  • East Barnet School
  • Mill Hill County High School
  • Hendon School
  • Finchley Catholic School
  • St James’ Catholic High School

Subject areas

We run collaborative programmes in three areas:

How to apply

Apply to your school sixth form for a place on the collaborative sixth programme.

It’s all planned in advance so the days at school/college are all in the school timetable. The school has a form for you to apply to Barnet and Southgate College – and the College will then give you an interview to find out which course or courses you are interested in.

Your school will also have more information about how the Barnet and Enfield Collaborative Sixth Form programme works.

Associated Areas