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Welcome to Post 16

Our Open Evening this year is on Thursday 4th October from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm.

We believe that Helston Community College is a unique place and has something special to offer its students; it is a truly comprehensive college offering quality education from vocational courses to 'A' levels. Our aim at post 16 is to provide an excellent education and the skills to allow students to make the transition from college to the next stage of their lives.

We are proud of our college and students for good reasons. The Sixth Form is amongst the largest in Cornwall with approximately 300 students enrolled on courses recruiting from the school's Year 11 but also from other secondary schools in the local area. In the 2016 examinations, the pass rate for A-Levels was 99.6% and students achieved the highest possible Distinction* grade in 71% of their courses.

In the school's last OFSTED Inspection when Post 16 was graded separately, Post 16 scored a grade 1 or 'Outstanding' in every measure judged for Sixth Form and said that 'The outstanding sixth form has a very purposeful ethos and students thoroughly enjoy their studies, making excellent progress to achieve their potential'. Please refer to the full OFSTED report which can be found on this website.

Not only do we value the academic progress of students, the college endeavours to make Post 16 an enriching experience. The college offers supportive tutors, a varied enrichment programme, and Sports Academies. The Sixth Form Students organise activities, entertainment, and social events throughout the year strengthening our community.  The Sixth Form students take an active role within the life of the College with their involvement in the Performing Arts, Sports Clubs, DofE, Community Service and various clubs.

Download Year 12 Parents Information Evening Powerpoint (14th Sept 2017)