Frequently asked questions

  • What’s the difference between sixth form and college?

    Sixth forms tend to be attached to a secondary school, you may have to wear a uniform and the provision tends to be limited to A levels. Sixth form colleges are independent educational establishments, students are treated as young adults and emphasis is placed on independence and preparing students for adult life beyond college. At Leeds Sixth Form College you will have all the support you need to develop as a young adult. Provision is predominantly A levels but our pathways offer the opportunity to explore vocational courses alongside A levels.

  • Why A levels?

    A levels are the traditional route to higher education. Highly respected by employers they can also bolster job and apprenticeship applications.

    From a learning perspective A levels allow students to specialise in a chosen set of subjects, building key academic skills.

  • Who will be teaching me?

    Our tutors are passionate about their subjects and dedicated to helping you get where you want to be.

  • What are your facilities like?

    We’re proud of our facilities, from independent learning zones to coffee shops where you can re-charge body and mind. These dynamic spaces enhance your learning experience. Read about our facilities in detail by clicking here.

  • What kind of support do you offer?

    At Leeds Sixth Form College we provide plenty of support to help you succeed. The Hub is where you can access help to support your development, ranging from advice on independent studies to developing tools to help you navigate the world beyond college. The College also has advice on financial support. The Student Union is another source of support and encouragement for all students. You can find more information about the academic and pastoral support available here.

  • Do I have to wear a uniform?

    There is no uniform. We encourage students to embrace their individuality and makeup and piercings are permitted. We do ask that clothing is appropriate for college.

  • How do I apply?

    If you have visited our course page and found the subjects you wish to study, you can make your application online here. If you have any questions contact our friendly team on or call 0113 386 1997.