Seventeen-year-old Neve is studying A Level Physics, Maths, Further Maths and Art at Nottingham College’s High Pavement Sixth Form. She hopes to progress to university to study engineering.
“I chose High Pavement because I wanted a change of scenery and the chance to meet new people. Atmosphere is really important to me so being in the City Centre, with lots of life around, was a really good fit.
“At school you tend to stay in the same friendship group, but at a college like High Pavement you get to meet a range of different people with different interests and backgrounds.
“You’re in the same position as everyone else when you start and it forces you to reach outside of your comfort zone and meet people you may not have done before.
“That’s something that’s important to me and I think it’s good preparation for university.
“I’m not 100% sure what I want to do as my career just yet, but I’m really interested in engineering and that’s what I’m planning to study at university. I enjoy it because it combines my interest of problem solving and logical thinking along with my creativity and love of art and design.
“During the pandemic, the College has really stepped up and my lecturers have shown loads of support. To anyone considering A Levels at High Pavement, I would say, do it!
“I’m so glad I chose this college and I’m looking forward to what the future holds.”
A unique experience
High Pavement Sixth Form is a dedicated A Level centre with a vibrant atmosphere and friendly and supportive staff. It has a modern, purpose-built campus and fantastic facilities, but did you know that its roots can be traced back to the original High Pavement School in 1788? Offering the ideal combination of academic history and forward thinking.
The campus is based in a great city centre location, right on the doorstep of Nottingham Trent University’s City campus, and with 26 different A Level subjects to choose from, including the addition of Law, Philosophy and Religious Studies starting this September, there’s plenty of options.
Staff have extensive years of sixth form teaching between them. Part of that experience is helping students to develop the independent study skills required at university, while providing the support needed to succeed at A Level.
College offers more independence but with the support and guidance of a dedicated Progress Tutor and an Achievement Coach to ensure students have the personal support they need. The College also has a dedicated Wellbeing Team on-hand to offer advice and UCAS experts available to help students with their university application.
This short video gives a taste of what to expect from High Pavement Sixth Form.
Simranjeet studied biology, chemistry, maths and further maths at High Pavement and progressed to the University of Cambridge to study medicine with his impressive three A*s and one A grade.
“I feel very proud to have secured a place at one of the best universities in the world. I wouldn’t have achieved it without the support and love from my teachers at Nottingham College.”
Sixth Form life
Sixth Form isn’t all about classroom studies! To ensure that students can get the best out of their academic experience, the College offers plenty of extra-curricular enrichment activities to enable students to try new things and make new friends.
The College held a special Enrichment Week recently where more than 300 students took part in a range of extra-curricular activities and workshops, including: basketball, mindfulness, yoga and robotics.
How to apply
It’s quick and easy to apply for a course online – just head to nottm.co/apply, choose the course you’re interested in, and fill in the application form.
For students who think they might be better suited to studying a more practical course, Nottingham College also offers a range of career-related (vocational) courses, as well as apprenticeships. So why not take a look at the website for further information? www.nottinghamcollege.ac.uk or call 0115 9 100 100.
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