The Sixth Form

In the Sixth Form all students follow the International Baccalaureate programme which is ideal for developing intellectual curiosity. Although the course is suitable for all those who qualify for entry to the Sixth Form, the IB is globally renowned for making those who take the course think intelligently and critically. It is also much admired for maintaining an appropriate breadth of education in the Sixth Form where, in the global economy  of the twenty first century, adaptability is going to be a most valuable personal asset.

A good sixth form education is much more than achieving the qualifications to secure a place on a respected course at a student’s preferred choice of university. It must prepare students for making a success of life at university, where they will suddenly have much greater independence and where it will be vital to be effectively self-motivated, for fulfillment in adult life. This objective is achieved by having an exciting and demanding extracurricular programme, which provides appropriate opportunities for students to develop essential life skills.

Part of preparing students for the their next phase of education and ultimate career is to have an effective system in place that provides appropriate support and advice on this matter. With a part-time Higher Education Advisor, the College puts considerable investment into this aspect of the Sixth Form education and so it helps students explore the various courses that are available at a large range of different universities and, ultimately, helps them prepare an application form which fits in with their long-term plans.

A Fresh Approach to Learning

Class structures at this stage are less formal. In small groups, students are supported by pastoral tutors who are always on hand throughout their time in the Sixth Form. The tutor will know each student in their group both academically and personally and is uniquely positioned to act as mentor and guide. The Head of Sixth Form is also available to students on an individual basis and the whole Sixth Form meets together each week for presentations, discussions and talks from outside speakers.

It is central to our philosophy that every student should have the opportunity to choose from a wide range of university degree courses and the introduction of the International Baccalaureate underlines this ethos. For this generation of young men and women who have grown up in a world of global economies and communications, the IB provides the ultimate international qualification that will enable them not simply to cope, but to succeed in it.

The curriculum recognises and incorporates the diversity of strengths and talents within the Sixth Form and provides flexibility of choice, allowing students to follow their interests in depth and discover new ones – often opening up possible career paths.

Learning how to learn and evaluate information critically are core values of the Diploma course. Every student undertakes an Extended Essay and studies the Theory of Knowledge alongside a breadth of disciplines, with three or four subjects pursued in depth. In addition, everyone completes a programme of Creativity, Action and Service. The IB programme ensures that every Scarborough College student starts life with the advantage of having studied a broad and balanced curriculum and, just as importantly, has acquired the essential skills that will equip them for university and beyond.

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Alan Lewis’s latest release. Hear it first at the Spring Senior Chamber Concert

Following the success of his debut single, ‘Never Let You Go’, that reached number 17 in the i Tunes charts, Sixth Form student, Alan Lewis, has just released the video…

The Science First Team at the York Schools Science Quiz

On Thursday 13 March, the school’s “Science First Team” as they wish to be known as, attended the York Schools Science Quiz at St Peter’s School, York.  From our overall…

IB Visual Arts Exhibition 2014

On Friday 28 March from 6.30 p.m. – 8.00 p.m. Scarborough College will host its annual show of Year 13 IB Visual Arts. Nine students will be exhibiting the very…

Scarborough College Sixth Form ranked 51st nationally and 4th in Yorkshire!

As you all know, we were particularly delighted with last Summer’s examination results and very pleased to find ourselves in the top 30 schools in the UK for our IB…

College IB success confirmed

As a follow-on to the success of last year, we were delighted to find ourselves cited as one of the top IB schools by the website BACCALAUREATE.EU.COM.  We are listed…

Prize Giving and OSA Black Tie Ball Photographs 2013

The official photographs from Prize Giving at Queen Street Methodist Central Hall and from The OSA Black Tie Ball at The Royal Hotel, on Saturday 16 November, 2013, are all…

2013 GCSE Results – another set of top results for Scarborough College

Top school, Scarborough College, confirmed its academic reputation as 89% of students gained 5 grades A* to C with 44% of the grades at A* or A.   This set of…

Amazing International Baccalaureate Results for 2013 and Fantastic Frankie!

Scarborough College is delighted with another excellent set of results in the prestigious International Baccalaureate examinations.  The average point score of over 33 is the best yet for the College,…

Senior School Sports Day 2013

Although the sunshine was not out in all its Summer glory, the rain and wind did hold off for the 2013 Senior School Sports Day. The day started with the…

Scarborough College and the IB feature in the Yorkshire Post

Mrs Nixon and Mr Fraser were recently interviewed by John Roberts, the Educational Editor of the Yorkshire Post.  Click here to read the story on line.  http://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/at-a-glance/education/switch-to-ib-has-broadened-horizons-1-5631112  

Valentine’s Day fundraising and non uniform day

Say it with flowers?   Not at Scarborough College.  Everyone knows the best way is to say it with a special Valentine’s Day Cupcake!  Today the school has been raising…

Scarborough College Response to Government’s Reversal on the EBacc

“At times like this, being an independent school is a great relief!” claimed Scarborough College Headmistress, Isobel Nixon.  “We already have an academic curriculum which includes three sciences and a…

Les Miserables School Edition at Scarborough College

On Thursday 7 and Friday 8 February 2013, Scarborough College pupils will be performing the world famous musical, Les Miserables – School Edition. With so much interest and publicity about…

Tom composes for the North York Moors 60 Anniversary

Tom Fraser, one of our Upper Sixth students who is studying Music at Higher Level as part of his IB course, has recently submitted a piece of work in a Composing Competition…

The OSA Black Tie Ball 17th November 2012

  Tickets are now on sale for this year’s OSA Ball.  They are £50 per head, but a special discout price of £30 for OSA Students (who are in full time education…

Freaky Fundraising Friday on Filey Road

Friday 12 October was fun and freaky.  With Non Uniform Day for the whole school, from Little Owls to Infants, Juniors, Seniors and Sixth Form students there were plenty of…

Simon Mason, President of England Hockey Board is guest speaker at the SC Sporting Dinner

Friday 5 October, saw the College host the first Sportsman’s Dinner in approximately 15 years.  With 50 guests at the dinner, including representatives of all the College 1st teams, students,…

National Poetry Day at Bramcote Junior School

Preparations for the Junior School National Poetry Day Assembly began two weeks ago with the four Houses selecting not only the poem, but also the person who would represent them….

Art Presentation: Interior Design from the American Intercontinental University

Art students at Scarborough College were given a presentation today by Mark Gower  – Programme Chair in Interior Design  at American Intercontinental University. Situated on Marylebone High Street in the…

GCSE Results – well done to the Year 11 Class of 2012!

In July, Scarborough College sixth formers celebrated their results in the International Baccalaureate examinations which saw its students gain their first choice universities. Not to be outdone, the GCSE students…

Now we’ve LinkedIn to them all!

We are now linking up with all our professional business associates, which hopefully will be of great value to our students in the future.  This will allow us to expand our…

We’re now on Facebook – ‘Like’ our new page

Scarborough College is delighted to announce the launch of their very own official Facebook page.  This will keep you upto date with what’s going on at the College all year…

Year 6 to 8 Trip to Boppard, Germany, departs – Time Approx

6 July 2012 – Year 6 to 8 Trip to Boppard, Germany, departs

Top IB Results for the top IB school in the North East of England in 2012

Scarborough College has confirmed its place as the top IB (International Baccalaureate) school in the North East with a blistering set of results this year.  Already one of the top…

Spanish Exchange. Part 1 – Arrival in Scarborough

On 21st June, 18 Spanish students and their teachers arrived in Scarborough for the first leg of the Spanish exchange between Scarborough College and Kirikiño school in Bilbao. The students…

PSHE Day for Year 10 and 12

On Monday 2nd July Scarborough College played host to a PSHE Day for all Year 10 and Year  12 students. Paul Sutcliffe writes: “The day kicked-off with a presentation by…

Muddy boots galore – The Lyke Wake Walk 2012

Three years ago we revived a college tradition of attempting the Lyke Wake Walk, a 40 mile crossing of the North York Moors between Osmotherley and Ravenscar.  The aim of…

Last night, at the Prom, with Year 11

Thursday 28th June was the big date in everyones diary for the Scarborough College Year 11 Prom.  Here is Alex Lam’s report of the evening  At the Pre-Prom we had…

University opportunities in the Netherlands for IB students

Anna Lowe, the Careers Advisor at Scarborough College, has recently attended the Cambridge Occupational Analysts(COA) Overseas Conference 2012 at Maastricht University to find out about how advantageous studying the IB…

Lower Sixth are official Olympic Marshals for the Torch Relay

The Lower Sixth were invitied to be Olympic Marshals for the Torch parade through Scarborough on Monday 18th June. This was quite an honour and gave them all experience of…

Gold Expeditions on the North Yorkshire Moors

Emma Rayment, Elaine Cheung, Sukuri Mavuri, Zach Gradwell & David Turner voluntarily gave up their Jubilee Weekend to complete their Gold Assessment Expedition from Staintondale via Eskdale, Danby & Westerdale…

L6 visit the SAE Institute in Liverpool – creative media and audio training at its best.

The L6 enjoyed a day in Liverpool at the SAE Institute, a member of Middlesex University. SAE Institute is the world’s largest practical creative media educator with 54 campuses in 26…

Marine Conservation Beach Clean at Bridlington

The Lower Sixth joined a group from the Marine Conservation Society at Bridlington South Beach on May 11. They were briefed on the need to keep the UK’s beaches clean…

Sixth Form Leavers Ball 2012

The Leaver’s Ball was held at the Crown Spa Hotel on Thursday May 24th. It was a wonderful send off to the U6 with the glorious weather on the evening…

Ecuador 2014

In July 2014 Scarborough College pupils will be venturing to Ecuador in South America.  Those participating will be able to work with local people on environmental and community projects, trek…

The U6 all Go Ape as they finish their IB exams!

The U6 enjoyed a day in the trees of Dalby Forest on May 23rd. The last IB exam was on May 22nd so this was a great opportunity to unwind following…

Year 11′s last official day in school ahead of their GCSE exams.

Friday 18th May was the last official teaching day at Scarborough College for the current Year 11.  From Monday the year group will now be on Study leave and they…

The SC Blog – how to follow and whats new

The SC Blog is getting more and more popular with over a hundred hits per day which is great.  If you’re not used to following Blogs or occassionaly forget to…

British Council Agents visit the College and Yorkshire

Last week Scarborough College hosted a visit of 22 International Agents who were visiting numerous schools in Yorkshire.  This was organised by Study links International, a Yorkshire based family run…

Sir Alan Ayckbourn comes for an Olympic Countdown Drama Workshop

“GCSE Students at Scarborough College received first hand directorial advice from Sir Alan Ayckbourn and his wife Lady Ayckbourn. Sir Alan and his wife watched year 11 students rehearsing a…

OSA Sign-up and Drop-in day

Members of the OSA Committee were in school on Friday to introduce and welcome our current Year 11 and Sixth Form to the OSA as some of them near the end…

New Sixth Form Costa Cafe Opens

We’re pleased to announce the opening of a new Costa Cafe in Scarborough College. The cafe which can be used by the 6th form students, staff and parents is part of a…

MFL at El Gringos before exam season starts

As a reward for all their hard work, a trip was organised by the MFL department to ‘El Gringos’ Mexican restaurant on South Cliff. On a beautifully sunny evening, they…

German Exchange at Scarborough College March 2012

14 students from the Heinrich – Schliemann Gymnasium School from Berlin enjoyed a memorable return leg of the first exchange between the two schools. Trips to York, Whitby and Scarborough…

House Music Competition 2012

The house music competition took place on Monday 26th March, and showed again the wealth of talented pupils that we have here at Scarborough College. Despite the fact that many…

Olympic star Mark on target in countdown to Games date

Scarborough College certainly hit the target when a former Olympic hockey star dropped in to boost the countdown to the sporting showpiece. Mark Precious, a bronze medallist at the 1984 Los…

The King and I – Tickets, Art Show and Asian Buffet

With less than a week to go until the Scarborough College Whole School Production of ‘The King and I’ takes to the stage, there is plenty going on at the College. …

Running Club membership is sprinting away

The Scarborough College Running Club started in September 2011 with three 3 runners and 1 member of staff on a bike!!   7 months later we have 34 members and three…

Edinburgh Hockey Tour U15 Report from Captain Scott Bristowe

All 12 regular players in the College’s Boys Under 15 Hockey team travelled to Edinburgh last weekend to play against Loretto School and Inverleith Hockey Club.  We had a very…

Edinburgh Hockey Tour success – 1st Team Captain’s report

Last weekend, the 9th, 10th and 11th March 2012, the College’s first team for hockey travelled to Edinburgh. Leaving after school on Friday, a five hour trip up to Scotland began the…

England Hockey star at Scarborough College

Scarborough College was lucky enough to be visited by Beth Storry, the England and UK Goal Keeper on Friday 9th March.  Both Year 9 and Year 7 had a chance…

Sports Round up Week 7

Sports Round up 12th March A great week for Scarborough College hockey. The 1st XI won the Durham School 7 a side tournament. A great result that shows what a…

Hockey 7′s bring home the trophy from Durham

Wednesday 7th March 2012, saw the Scarborough College 1st VII Boys Hockey team bring home the winners trophy following some tough competition at Durham in the 7 aside tournament.  1st…

Twilight Concert Review

A very enjoyable concert took place on 29th February in the Junior School hall. The twilight concerts are presented in order to allow soloists to perform in a more intimate…

The New BLOG site

Hello and welcome to Scarborough College’s official new blog site.  We look forward to bringing you the world’s best Independent School’s blog.  Our wish is for this blog to be a…

New season kit for College 1st Teams

  Scarborough College Boys Hockey and Girls Netball 1st teams have just been presented with new kit for this season. Using the traditional Scarborough College colours and a modern design, it…

Exam Results League Tables Newsletter 27 January 2012

  2011 EXAMINATION PERFORMANCE TABLES Click here to see Mrs Nixon’s views and report on the 2011 League Tables

Expeditions at Scarborough College 2009-2014

The outdoor environment provides excellent and often unparalleled opportunities for education and personal development, and it is with this in mind that we are planning such opportunities for pupils at Scarborough…

Sports Round up Week 2

Sports Roundup Week 2 During the week. Boys 1st XI lost to QEGS 5-1,a very strong QEGS teams in our first full week back was too much for the boys….

Sports Round up Week 1

Sports Results 16th January The 1st  XV Rugby team lost to Duchess Community School in Alnwick on Wednesday 24-12 this was in round 6. This ends a very impressive run…

Movember update

Following on from the Movember Moustache mayhem – the Gentlemen of Scarborough College, whose facial hair has been a main talking point for most of the second half of the Winter term,…

House Pantomimes – oh no it isn’t……

The House Pantomime competition was a most enjoyable end to a busy term. Bay House performed Hansel and Gretel written and produced by Beth Nixon, Isabelle Harvey and Zach Gradwell with…

Senior School Carol Service

The College Carol Service took place on Wednesday 14th December, in the beautiful setting of St Mary’s Church. The service began with the choir singing ‘O come, O come Emmanuel’…

Boarders trip to London

On the 10th of December 2011 at 5.30am (!) the Scarborough College Boarders set off for a trip to London, which was rather tiring, but absolutely worth it. We arrived…

Money raised to buy warm clothes for charity

Scarborough College students have raised £360 to buy warm clothes for homeless people living in Scarborough. Children brought money into College on 9th December as part of a donation day. The…

1st Team Rugby and Hockey Sportsman’s Dinner 2011

A lovely evening was had by the 1st XV Boys Rugby and the 1st XI Girls Hockey as they celebrated the end of a fantastic season. A delicious 3 course…

Success for our students at the Scarborough Art Festival

Last week the Old Boatyard Gallery hosted the 2011 Scarborough Art Festival. This year, for the first time there was a schools competition and all the schools from our locality…

Sixth Form Christmas Party at Tricolos

The Sixth Form Social Committee organised their annual Christmas Party at Tricolos on Thursday December 8th.  Pizza and pasta was the food of the night followed by dancing and karaoke….

Sports Round up Week 12

Sports Results Monday 12th December. Boys Rugby 1st Xv beat Queen Ethelburgas 31- 22 in the 5thRound of the Daily Mail Vase. This great result means that their rugby season…

Modern Foreign Languages Christmas Assembly

Miss Brock inspired our foreign students to tell us about Christmas traditions in their countries.  We heard from Anja Puric who is Croatian, Max Guhr who is part Italian, Pierre…

College trump Queens! and Week 11 Results

A solid start to the crucial Daily Mail Vase fifth round match against Queen Ethelburga’s College saw College up 12-0 in the first ten minutes. The 1st XV then sustained huge…

Sports Round up Week 10

Sports results Monday 28th November U13 beat Bramcote 21-17, a great result as the team has lost to Bramcote earlier in the season by 20 points.  Birthday boy Alex Ingham…

The Owls and Evening League Netball

Scarborough College Owls The Owls team is made up of current Scarborough College students who wish to play more netball, especially in the winter term when the girls concentrate on…

1st XV through to Round 5 of the Daily Mail Vase

A great day yesterday for Scarborough College as they progressed through to round 5 of the Daily Mail Vase Rugby Competition. The team won 17-15 in a very close and…

Sports Round up Week 9

Sports results Monday 21st November As well as the normal school fixtures this weekend saw the College 1st XI turn out on sunday afternoon to play against the OSA XI…

Movember Madness!

With Movember almost half way through there has been much comparing of facial hair amongst the staff and upper sixth. Results have been mixed with some looking slightly Mexican and…

Sports Round up week 7

1stXV beat Hull Collegiate 29-5. After a very successful tour to Guernsey the team  were in good spirits and played very well against a good Hull Collegiate team. The defence…

Sports Round up week 6

Four home games of rugby in 4 days kept Ian Thompson our head  groundsman busy this week.  The U15 have been defeated twice this week but two very different displays….

The French Exchange 2011

The best laid plans-…… We intended to keep our parents and friends up to date with the Blog from Paris but internet connections proved to be a nightmare so here’s an…

Sixth Form Information Evening

Find out what our sixth form has to offer at this informal and informative evening for students and parents.  There is no need to book but for further information please…

Guernsey – the final fixtures

The 1st XV Rugby team beat Elizabeth College 52-7 infront of a crowd of 100 people. The three quarters trio of Sam Emmerson, Alex Renwick and James Marshall proved too…

Sun, Sand, Sea and Sport on Guernsey

Blue skies and sunshine all the way in Guernsey, warm enough for swimsuits! The girls had a great match against The Ladies’ College, losing by 4-2, despite a guest appearance…

Guernsey Rugby and Hockey Tour – Arrival

The Scarborough College 1st XV Rugby squad and 1st XI Hockey squad arrived safely in Guernsey after a lengthy drive down and a calm crossing. After a long journey they…

Open Day Interviews on Yorkshire Coast Radio

For those who didn’t get chance to hear the live interviews and broadcasts from the Scarborough College Open Day on 8th October 2011, we have managed to get them on…

Wear it Pink for Breast Cancer Campaign

The ‘Wear if Pink’ charity fund raising day that took place on Friday 14th October, raised a fantastic £274.10.  All the money goes towards Breast Cancer research and will be…

Sports Round up week 5

Boys Rugby Lots of matches against Ampleforth this week. Our first team were too strong for the Ampleforth 3rd XV and perhaps could take on the Second XV at Ampleforth…

Equestrian team at Bishop Burton

Scarborough College Equestrian Team took part in the Bishop Burton College Horse trials on Sunday 2nd October 2011. Charlotte Milnes and Sophie Wynands competed and both did extremely well in…

Pennine Pumas Selection

Congratulations to Guy Bristowe, Charlie Falkingham and Joe Barker who have this week been selected to represent the Pennine Pumas for hockey in their respective age groups.  This is the…

Sports Round up week 4

Our girl’s hockey teams have had a busy week with two important tournaments. The U16 were on good form mid week winning three games with Claudia Proctor top scoring.  The…

Harvest Festival

Pupils from Scarborough College celebrated harvest festival by giving produce and food they had collected to the Rainbow Centre in Scarborough.  Parents were invited to join the assembly which included poetry readings…

Sports Round up Week 3

The junior rugby teams have been showing their skills this week in some very entertaining games. Bramcote and Woodleigh combined their boys to provide the U13 a game. Scarborough College…

Alton Towers trip

The Boarding Pupils, accompanied by Dr Kehrli, Mrs Thomas and Miss Tipton, had an exciting day at Alton Towers on Sunday 11th September 2011. After a brief spell of rain…

6th Form on the beach

The whole Sixth Form enjoyed an active afternoon on the beach at North Bay on Wednesday 7th September 2011. Various team games allowed the Lower and Upper Sixth to get…

Hockey boys selected

This summer holidays, seven boys from Scarborough College have spent a long, but not so hot, 6 sessions of intensive JRPC hockey training in Leeds.  Following this weekends session, the next round of the England Hockey Single…

Welcome back

Welcome back to all our pupils and staff for what is set to be another great year at Scarborough College. We would like to send a warm and special ‘Scarborough College…

OS Captains England to Victory

At the start of the new academic year and at the beginning of another Hockey season, it’s great to see OS Mark Precious still showing off his hockey skills and…

GCSE Results 2011

Scarborough College has followed its success in the International Baccalaureate examinations with some outstanding GCSE results. 93% of students gained 5 grades A* to C with a stunning 48% of…

Spanish Exchange 2011

After a fantastic week when our Spanish exchange trip partners came to beautiful Scarborough, it was now the College’s turn to visit the stunning city of Bilbao in the Basque…

Borneo from up High

At 7am on Wednesday 13th July all members of the College’s Borneo expedition group stood on Low’s Peak, the summit of Mt Kinabalu, at 4095m the highest point in SE…

Derwent Hunt Pony Club Annual Show 2011

Scarborough College were the proud Main Sponsors of the recent Derwent Hunt Branch of the Pony Club, Annual Show.  ANNUAL SHOW SUNDAY 3rd JULY 2011 High Mill Farm, Sherburn, By kind permission…

Borneo Jungle Camp

College students have spent 2 nights in a jungle camp learning basic survival skills including setting traps and more uses of bamboo than you could ever imagine!                                                     Dining in the…

Summer Serenade 2011

One of the highpoints of the summer term was the Summer Serenade Concert. The evening was an eclectic mix with a vast range of musical styles from opera to contemporary…

End of Year Assembly 2011

 The Final Assembly of 2010-11 at Scarborough College saw Mrs Nixon congratulate, give thanks and acknowledge all the hard work and achievements that the students and staff have made throughout this…

Borneo Arrival

“Scarborough College’s intrepid group of explorers have arrived in Borneo and begun the first phase of their expedition.  After a long journey involving three flights and a few hours break…

End of Year 2010-11

The Final Assembly of 2010-11 at Scarborough College saw Mrs Nixon congratulate, give thanks and acknowledge all the hard work and achievements that the students and staff have made throughout this…

IB Results 2011

Scarborough College is delighted with another excellent set of results in the prestigious International Baccalaureate examinations.  The average points score of 31 matches its previous results which have put the…

Delighted with International Baccalaureate

Scarborough College is taking great satisfaction in new research which shows that International Baccalaureate students out perform A Level students at UK universities. The study, based on statistics from UK…

Lyke Wake Walk

On Saturday 25th June an intrepid group of nineteen Scarborough College Sixth Form students and four teachers set off in the early hours to attempt the Lyke Wake Walk, a…

2011 Good Schools Guide

In the past three years Scarborough College has seen an excellent set of Business Studies Grades in the IGCSE categories amongst female students.  It has consequently been named and awarded…

High Flier from The Times

Martin Birchall , editor of The Times publication ‘Top 100 Graduate Employers’ visited the school to deliver a presentation to the current Lower 6th Form outlining the research his company…

Sixth Form Leavers Ball

The Crown Spa Hotel was the venue for the Ball this year. The committee, headed by Emma Sargent organised the event with the theme of a “touch of sparkle”. The…

Upper Sixth Students “Go Ape”

The U6 all spent the day at Dalby Forest on Wednesday May 25th. This was a lovely opportunity to relax and enjoy each others company following the stressful weeks of…