|Ten reasons why you should choose LSC as your college of choice.|
|1. Good exam results with a 99.7% pass rate
Leyton Sixth Form is proud of its students’ achievements. Our exam success has been getting better year on year. In 2015, we achieved a 99.7% A Level pass rate and a 100% pass rate on all Level 3 vocational courses.
|2. Brand new facilities and resources
Leyton Sixth Form's £40m building programme has been completed on time leaving the students to enjoy outstanding facilities. The college now has a state of the art theatre, TV studio, drama and dance studios, library, large drop-in IT suite, sports hall, fitness suite, dining hall and quad café. All classrooms are modern, spacious and well equipped.
‘The wide range of high-quality accommodation and resources promote good learning and a secure and welcoming environment for students and staff ’ (OFSTED 2013)
|3. Broad range of enrichment activities
Enrichment@Leyton is an important part of every student’s college experience. We work hard to provide a wide range of interesting activities for your son/daughter to take part in, and we are always open to new suggestions and ideas.
Some activities which have taken place this year include the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, international trips to countries like China, the United States and other European countries, Leyton Season theatre and musical performances and lots of other clubs and societies.
‘The extensive and vibrant enrichment activities develop the personal and social skills of students well, helping them to gain in self-confidence and self-esteem.’ (OFSTED 2013)
|4. Welcoming, diverse and vibrant atmosphere
LSC is a warm, safe and secure college which celebrates diversity and achievement through many of its awards ceremonies, musical and theatre productions. The college operates an open-access policy, welcoming students of all abilities, races, faiths, gender, sexual orientation and national origin. The College has special access for students with disabilities, clear policies on race, gender, sexuality and disability, and does not tolerate discrimination in any form.
‘Students and staff enjoy and contribute to a lively college community where equality and diversity are celebrated’ (OFSTED 2013)
|5. Great progression onto university
Around 650 plus LSC students go on to university each year, including students from both A level and Vocational courses. They are well prepared for all universities and courses. These include Oxford , Cambridge , Imperial, Edinburgh , UCL, LSE, Bristol and others. Some go to specialist art and music schools and colleges. They read a vast range of subjects like Medicine, Dentistry, Modern Languages, Aerospace Engineering, Economics, English, Business subjects and many others.
‘The college is good at raising students’ aspirations and continues to encourage and support large numbers to progress to higher education.’ (OFSTED 2013)
|6. LSC rated ‘Good’ by Ofsted 2013
We were assessed by Ofsted in 2013 and received a glowing ‘Good’ rating with inspectors. The four Ofsted categories - ‘outcomes for learners’, ‘quality of teaching, learning and assessment’, ‘leadership and management’ and ‘overall effectiveness’- were all deemed ‘good’ and improving. Several features were judged outstanding.
|7. Excellent tutor support and advocacy
Our tutors work with students to review and support student progress and give advice on careers and higher education.
Each student benefits from:
|8. Expert staff
All our staff, academic and vocational, are experienced within their fields and are committed to continuously developing their skills and teaching methods to ensure all students are receiving the best resources possible. All staff undertake an annual Quality Improvement Plan centred on their teaching.
‘Good leadership and management have created a supportive, challenging and innovative culture that focuses well on giving students good experiences and raising standards.’ (OFSTED 2013)
|9. A student voice that counts
The student executive meet on a fortnightly basis with the Principal and Vice Principal to discuss students issues which come through our tutorial representatives. Our student ambassadors are involved in all college events and are an invaluable forum of student views within the college.
‘Students’ behaviour is exemplary and independent learning is promoted well.’ (OFSTED 2013)
|10. A popular destination
This year the college has interview nearly 3,000 students. Last year we had our biggest enrolment ever. To ensure that your son/daughter has a place at LSC, please make sure that they arrive early on the day they receive their exam results from their school.