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News: High Pave­ment Sixth Form — a great place to study

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Neve Fairholme

Eighteen-year-old Neve studied A Level Physics, Maths, Further Maths and Art at our High Pavement Sixth Form and is progressing to an Art and Design Foundation Degree at the College in September.

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. 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 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. 

Simranjeet Singh at 2019 A Level Results Day

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. 

 — Sim­ran­jeet

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. 

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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, we also offer a range of career-relat­ed (voca­tion­al) cours­es, as well as appren­tice­ships. So why not take a look at the web­site for fur­ther infor­ma­tion or call 0115 9 100 100.

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  • 13th August 2021 (2:02 PM)
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