Our intention is to ensure that the website provides the essential information to help you make an informed decision on your preferred destination for post-16 education.
We hope we have encapsulated the ways in which a sixth form college experience is different to that in a school sixth form by providing a range of information about life as an Esher College student. You will also find detailed information on the huge range of A level and BTEC courses on offer. Remember that virtually any combination of courses is possible.
We firmly believe that Esher College offers you the ideal environment in which to embark on the next stage of your educational career and one in which students are able to thrive, both academically and socially. We are committed not just to your academic success, but to ensuring that you have the opportunity to develop the skills and qualities that will help you to prepare for the future. We have a strong track record in providing the appropriate support to allow students to successfully progress to the next stage in their careers, whether that be higher education, apprenticeship or employment. Up to 90% of our students go on to degree-level study, many gaining places at the most prestigious universities in the country.
When you join us, you will become part of a community of over 1800 full-time students from more than 100 different schools, each following an individual study programme relevant to their needs and ambitions. You will find a friendly and purposeful atmosphere where positive relationships are promoted at all times. We enjoy excellent accommodation and facilities, including a highly sophisticated IT system and an attractive campus environment. Our teaching staff are specialists in post-16 education, both in their subject areas and in the support they provide through our tutorial system. We pride ourselves on a successful record in enabling students from all types of backgrounds to reach their full potential. Please see Student Life and the section on ‘supporting your needs’ if you have particular educational needs and require specialist support.
If you are considering applying to the College or if you have been offered a place, you may also wish to refer to the prospectus, the latest newsletter, the College video and subject information sheets. I look forward to welcoming you to the College in due course.
Dan Dean, Principal
Sixth Form Colleges – 2018 key facts and figures
SFCA Key Facts 2018
Sixth Sense - a report on the work of sixth form colleges produced by the Sixth Form Colleges Association
SFCA Sixth Sense
An article in The Times 1th August 2012, entitled "Why sixth form colleges go to the top of the class"