Welcome and Join Us
The Sixth Form at Frome College aims to equip our students with the skills, experiences and qualifications needed to succeed in the wider world. We offer a wide range of interesting Sixth Form subjects and courses including A levels, BTECs and Cambridge Technical qualifications. Within our safe and secure environment we want to foster an open-minded, curious and compassionate outlook in our students; helping them to make informed and intelligent decisions about their futures.
We challenge the ‘past equals future’ paradigm and believe that success in the Sixth Form is driven by a blend of high quality teaching and non-cognitive factors such as vision, effort, systems, practice and attitude; all of which must be coached and developed by teachers, tutors and fellow students.
Our staff promote intellectual risk-taking, personal responsibility and student leadership across the curriculum and wider enrichment programme.
We recognise that progress rarely follows a linear path and we want to support our students through the good times and the bad; the Sixth Form Team is on hand to offer help and advice when it is needed.
The Futures building is a separate building designated for Sixth Formers. Facilities include a large Common Room, Quiet Study Room, a large Computer Suite, plus a Café/Canteen for food and drinks at break and lunchtime. There is also an attractive outside area for use by Sixth Formers during warmer weather.
Finally, despite the increasing maturity and independence of our students, we value the on-going support of parents/carers and seek to ensure that they are fully informed and involved in the development of our students.
Telephone: 01373 469014 Email: Post16office@fromecollege.org
Postal address: Sixth Form, Frome College, Bath Road, Frome, BA11 2HQ
Richard Hood, Head of Sixth Form
“Frome College Sixth Form is a welcoming and supportive environment where all students have the chance to succeed. It is a privilege to help young adults in the Sixth Form achieve their goals and see them develop academically and socially into confident members of society.
If you are looking for a fresh start or to continue your journey at Frome College, I urge you to apply for our Sixth Form.”
Sixth Form Staff
Head of Sixth Form - Richard Hood
Deputy Head of Sixth Form - Beth Marshall
Sixth Form Administrator & UCAS Coordinator - Joanne Dredge
Careers Lead - Charlotte Gale
Welfare and Wellbeing - Alison Blofeld
Whether you are a returning student or an external applicant, we are delighted that you have chosen to join us and we are excited about supporting you in the next stages of your education. A tour can also be arranged for students and their parents/carers who are new to the school - please contact us.
Please register your interest for a September 2023 start via forms.office.com/r/qGWHRnLAkn
All applicants will be invited to a meeting to discuss their personal option choices.
We hope that you will be very happy and successful here.
Details and videos about courses on offer are found here.
The 16-19 Tuition Fund
We intend to use the post 16 tuition funding primarily to support students who are retaking Maths GCSE. We are trying to flexible and accepting students into our sixth form even if they haven’t passed GCSE Maths, especially in light of the disruption of the last two years. These students often struggled with remote learning last year and struggled to engage with Maths more generally. They would benefit from face-to-face small group tuition to support them in their second attempt at taking GCSE Maths. It’s a crucial qualification so some small group tutoring will give these students the best chance of success and funding for this would be most welcome.
Sixth Form Bursary
As part of our commitment to ensuring ‘education for all’ we provide a Sixth Form bursary for students from families with a limited income. This provides three termly payments of £250 to support travel costs and any extra-curricular needs. Students must reapply for this bursary each academic year.
The Students Union executive is elected annually from those about to enter their final year in Sixth Form.
The President and Vice-President stand on a joint-ticket and campaign throughout June to win support for their leadership and vision for the Sixth Form. The winning President and Vice-President then call for nominations to a wider number of roles including Fundraising, Environment/Sustainability, and Arts Officers.
We support annual charity fundraisers such as Children in Need, Red Nose Day and other ad-hoc initiatives. Our students also represent the school at local commemorative events such as Remembrance Day.
Academic and Wellbeing Concerns
If you have a concern about your child’s academic progress in Sixth Form, or about any issue that may be affecting their wellbeing, please call us or email, we are here to help.
Your first point of contact should be your child’s Personal Tutor via email Post16office@fromecollege.org