BSix Sixth Form College

Summary

BSix Sixth Form College: Brooke House is a sixth form college located in Upper Clapton, London, England. It was established in 2002, giving students in Hackney the opportunity to study at a college close to where they live. Brooke House has previously been the site of other educational institutions.

HistoryEdit

BSix Brooke House Sixth Form College was opened on the Brooke House school site in September 2002, on a site that was previously part of Hackney College. It was set up by the then Secretary of State for Education, David Blunkett, and formed part of an unrealised plan to build eleven new sixth form colleges in London.[1] BSix is unusual in the sixth form college sector because it offers courses at all levels and across a wide range of subjects, including vocational courses, like hair and beauty, business and art as well as a significant number of A-Levels.

After an initial surge of enthusiasm, the educational context changed rapidly. Hackney's local education authority, the Learning Trust, introduced a programme to create five City Academies in the borough, all with sixth forms. As a consequence, many other 11-16 schools applied to open their own sixth forms.[2][3]

The growth in student recruitment was not as rapid as the Learning and Skills Council (LSC), the funding body, had anticipated. Although by 2019 it had seen improvements to A and AS level results.[4]

StudentsEdit

In 2014, around 88% of its pupils came from disadvantaged areas.[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Gelder, Sam (27 October 2017). "Clapton's cash-strapped BSix college scraps 'unwise' expansion after government says it runs too many courses". Hackney Gazette. Retrieved 23 December 2020.
  2. ^ Pipe, Jules (31 March 2015). "Hackney's education story". LondonCouncils.gov.uk. Retrieved 23 December 2020.
  3. ^ Muir, Rick (26 August 2012). "Hackney's education success story". New Statesman. Retrieved 23 December 2020.
  4. ^ Chant, Holly (16 August 2019). "A-level results 2019: Clapton's BSix Sixth Form College shows bigs steps taken to improve". Hackney Gazette.
  5. ^ Perraudin, Frances; Howard, Emma (14 August 2014). "A-levels: students at BSix sixth form college collect their results – video". The Guardian. Retrieved 23 December 2020.

External linksEdit

  • College Website

Coordinates: 51°33′33″N 0°03′25″W / 51.5592°N 0.0569°W / 51.5592; -0.0569