Whether you are progressing from secondary school to Sixth Form, or re-taking your math’s or English GCSE, at Gateway Sixth Form College we have a comprehensive range of courses on offer. From Entry Level to A Levels and Level 3 Extended Diplomas, our wide academic and vocational curriculum will put you on the right path to achieving in your chosen career, whether that be university, an apprenticeship, further training or employment.
We are continually working hard to improve and our results demonstrate this. Gateway students are more than four times as likely to pass their math’s re-sits and twice as likely to pass their English re-sits than at any other college in the city.
In 2018 Gateway students achieved 100% pass rates across 78 different courses including science, business, humanities, the creative arts and sport.
A recent MiDES Progress Measure report showed Gateway Sixth Form College is number one in the country at delivering Foundation Level 3 Qualifications and has the highest achievement rate for 16-18year olds from all of the colleges in the county.
“The proportion of students who achieve their qualifications has risen considerably and is above the rate for other colleges. Improvements are evident across all provision types and at all levels.”
Ofsted Monitoring Visit Report, November 2018.
Your progression is key to us and we aim for each student to achieve their full potential and make informed choices about their future. As a student at Gateway, you will have access to our outstanding purpose built facilities and individualized support programmes. You will also benefit from our growing network of alumni, employers, Higher Education and apprenticeship providers with our skilled Careers and Employment advisers guiding you through bespoke work placements, industry talks, university taster days and careers events to ensure you make the right choices as you progress.
“We are proud to serve our local community and support our young people to achieve the very best results they can, enabling them to take a step closer to fulfilling their future ambitions and potential”.James Bagley, Principal of Gateway Sixth Form College.
“The teaching at Gateway has been really supportive, my teacher has helped us to reach our potential grades and delivered lessons in a variety of ways to meet all students learning styles and keep it interesting, “ Anuj.
With easy transport links, financial support for students in need and a diverse and welcoming college community, why not contact us today to find out how we can help you to unlock your future. Ring 0116 274 4500, email StudentServices@gateway.ac.uk
Creative Students Shine In Local Art Competition
Thirty talented artists from across the Hamilton area of the city were shortlisted for the annual Hamilton Art Competition.
The competition invited artists from 16 years old and upwards who live, work or study in the local area to submit work in any medium and on any subject matter they choose for this diverse and vibrant exhibition.
This year the standard of work was higher than ever and entries ranged from textiles, paintings, photography, mixed media and print. Applicants of all ages and backgrounds have come from across the community, bringing their own unique styles. Some were students at Gateway Sixth Form College undertaking Level 1 art and media while others were local residents, artists and members of the Hamilton Art group.
Over 30 different universities and training organisations from across the UK exhibited at the event including local providers De Montfort University, the University of Nottingham, the University of Leicester, Leicester Employment Hub and the armed forces.
Chair of the Hamilton Residents Association and Art Group founder Clare Cole has championed this event from its conception, ensuring that it has continued to grow and thrive, she says,
“I am delighted that we had such a good response for this Art Competition. The Art Club has been running for over 2 years and our aim was to always involve the wider community. Personally, the Art Club has unlocked an ability I did not think I possessed. The club started with 6 members and we now have 14. It meets every Thursday at Hamilton Library 2.00-4.00 p.m and all are welcome to join. The meetings are very relaxed and facilitated by talented artist Christine Johnson Hume. There is always a drink and biscuits, Christine will give a demonstration and provide individual support as needed.”
“I can honestly say that the success of the Art Club is one of the achievements I am most proud of. However, it would never have happened if Graham, (my husband), hadn’t one day said, ‘Clare I think we should set up an Art Club’.”
This year the judging of the artwork took place on Thursday 23rd May at Gateway Sixth Form College by the highly acclaimed artists, musicians and local businesspersons Robert and David Calow.
The twin brothers, who attended Gateway College in 1972 and then went on to design its current award winning building run the successful design company CalowCraddock Ltd in Leicester. They list Cambridge and Oxford University Press, major design and advertising agencies nationwide and several musical organisations including the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra as just a few of their high profile clients. In addition to this, they are passionate about classical music and in 1992 founded the Bardi Wind Orchestra as well as playing and conducting in a number of other orchestra’s which include the Clarendon Park Orchestra, Rutland Sinfonia, Knighton Chamber Orchestra and Leicester Symphony Orchestra.
Through their work with the Bardi Wind Orchestra, they have raised thousands of pounds for various charities and in December 2018 they were both presented with the first national centennial Certificate of Appreciation Award from the Lions Club of Oadby and Wigston.