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Our Sixth Form College

When it’s time to make important decisions about your future, St John Rigby offers a reassuring choice.  With an open and welcoming approach, we’re a college with real warmth and personality, ready to support you through a vital time.

Everything we do starts with our students’ needs.

We make sure that every student has both strong roots and high-flying ambition.  We stand out because we base our work around a strong ethos of care and respect that confirms we are outstanding in every respect.

We don’t set out to be different for the sake of being different, but we stand out because we believe that a strong ethos is as important as exceptional staff, outstanding support and modern facilities.


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Level 2 entry requirements

If you’re not quite ready to start on a Level 3 Technical course (T Levels) or a Vocational Level 3 course (BTEC) but want to begin on the path to your chosen career, the Transition Programme could be for you.  

Transition Programmes are tailored to prepare students to move onto Technical or Vocational Level 3 study. They will give you the opportunity to improve your English and Maths, your work readiness skills and introduce you to the technical skills and concepts that you will need for future study and employment. 

As part of the Transition Programme you will study a BTEC Level 2 Award in your chosen subject area as well as the BTEC Level 2 Extended Award in Work Skills. You will also have the opportunity to resit GCSE English and/or Maths if you have not yet achieved a grade 4. 

Entry criteria for Transition Programmes is four grade 3s including grade 3s in English Language and Maths GCSE.

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