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Visual & Performing Arts

Many of our staff are practitioners in their subjects – practising artists, photographers, musicians, dancers, directors, sound engineers and filmmakers. Their real-world knowledge enhances their teaching and enables them to give you well-informed advice on progression routes.

We have good links with local theatres, cinemas, sound studios and galleries to widen your insight into our subjects and – we hope – strengthen your love for the arts.


Social Science

Are you interested in people? In how they behave? Think? Interact? Are you interested in our society? How we arrived at where we are today? How we organise ourselves? Who holds power and why?

If these issues interest you then our range of Social Science subjects may also appeal.


Science and PE

Hello and welcome to our Science and PE subjects. Firstly, a question for you … why not be the best?

It’s easy to think that successful scientists and top sports stars are born rather than made, but like many professions, a lot of it is down to being in the right place at the right time, and working hard at something you enjoy. So if you are determined and motivated you can be something special. Bilborough College is the right place and now is the right time to join us and study what you love.


Professional Studies

Our Business and Finance department here at Bilborough Sixth Form College includes all of the subjects that can prepare you for life in the corporate world.

Combining subjects such as Business Studies with Accounting or Economics will give you a strong idea of how businesses operate and interact – within their own markets and throughout the country as a whole. These are practical and academic subjects that will require you to solve problems and apply your knowledge to real-life situations.

Law is a relatively new department at Bilborough, introduced to meet the increasing interest in the subject at AS, A2 and degree level.

Many of our teaching staff are ex-practitioners in their field: fully trained lawyers, accountants and business professionals who are all ideally placed to give you first-hand guidance as well as theoretical knowledge. They can provide you with a realistic insight into what the career path you have chosen actually entails and give you informed progression advice.

Students who have studied these subjects have successfully moved into employment, graduate training schemes, high level apprenticeships and of course higher education.


Mathematics and Computing

Our Mathematics department offers a wide range of options for you. If you study AS Mathematics you study Core Maths which includes algebra, graphs, and trigonometry. You also choose an option in the areas of Decision, Statistics or Mechanics to suit the area which most interests you. There is further choice in your A2 (second) year. Students who wish to study Mathematics in more depth can take Further Mathematics. This is the equivalent of two subjects and is a good choice if you wish to take a Mathematics or maths-related degree at university.


Languages and Communication

People who study these subjects are often united by their passion for words and meaning.

In English you have a choice of studying Literature to explore how meanings are produced in the interplay between writer and reader. Or you can opt for English Language which offers you a rich world of meanings in literary and non-literary texts, and of course in speech and e-language. Both subjects offer you some freedom in choosing ideas for coursework and, at A2, you’ll need to do quite a bit of independent reading and research.

Extended Studies – Year 13 Option

In Year 13, students are given the option to study an extra subject, these are:

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