We have a small number of places still available.
Our A-level application deadline is Friday 30 June 2023 at 4pm.
At the Sixth Form Centre, based at our South Sefton Campus, we offer a wide choice of A-levels which are delivered by specialist teachers in a modern campus with outstanding facilities.
We are ranked in the top 10% of colleges in the country for A-level progress, in league tables published by the Government in 2019.
You can expect a personalised learning programme designed specifically for your abilities, talents and aspirations and you'll benefit from a unique programme of activities to help you apply to the best universities and stand out from the crowd.
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Why choose Hugh Baird College for A-levels?
There are lots of reasons to study for your A-levels with us, including a large range of subjects and the unique opportunities to extend your skills and talents in non-academic areas.
Wide range of A-level subjects
Routes into top universities
Outstanding personal support
Tailored academic support
Vibrant and caring community
Broad enrichment opportunities
We offer a wide variety of A-levels as well as BTEC and Applied Diploma courses.
You can study either three A-level subjects, two A-levels and a BTEC, or one A-level, a BTEC and an Applied Diploma course.
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About South Sefton Campus
All of our A-level students study in the dedicated Sixth Form Centre, at our South Sefton Campus. The multi-million pound centre opened in 2009.
Our modern campus is an amazing place to complete your A-levels, whichever subjects you choose to study. It’s stylish and effective, and you’ll find plenty of state-of-the-art facilities and functional areas.
We’ve got specialist science laboratories and a huge sports centre, purpose-built dance and art studios, and some great places to just hang out with friends or grab a bite to eat. There’s free Wi-Fi throughout the whole building too. Our expert teachers and personal tutors are on-hand to offer support with anything you need.
Parents, Guardians and Carers
Outstanding academic and personal support, and superb enrichment opportunities are exactly what universities and employers are looking for.
Personal Development Coaches
Each student is assigned a dedicated Personal Development Coach who will work closely with you to support and guide you during your time with us. We find that this system works exceptionally well and our students tell us that their Personal Development Coach plays an important role in their success, development, welfare and academic achievement.
There are no fees to study A-Levels with us, but we do have special bursary packages for anyone who might need extra help with travel costs, campus meals or course materials.
Student Support (The POD)
If you need any help at all during your time with us, or you just want some helpful advice from our expert team, The POD is the place to go for support and a friendly chat.
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Results: A* A* A* in A-level Biology, Chemistry and Maths.
Where are they now? Studying for a degree in Medicine at University of Liverpool.
Results: A* in Biology, A* in Chemistry and A in Psychology.
Where are they now? Studying for a degree in Medicine at Hull York Medical School.
Results: A* in English Literature, A* in Media and Distinction* in BTEC Art & Design.
Where are they now? Studying for a degree in English Literature at Edge Hill University.
Results: A* A A.
Where are they now? Studying for a degree in Biomedicine in Manchester.
Results: A in Psychology, A in Sociology and Distinction* in BTEC Applied Law.
Where are they now? Studying for a degree in Criminology and Psychology at Edge Hill University.
Results: A in Media, B in Drama & Theatre and Distinction* in BTEC Applied Law.
Where are they now? Studying for a degree in LLB Law at Edge Hill University.
Results: A* A* A in A-level English Literature, Business and Sociology.
Where are they now? Studying for a degree in Business Management at Edge Hill University.
Frequently Asked Questions
Studying for your A-levels is a big part of your education and will help you decide where your story will take you next. Know what to expect so you can make the right decisions for you.
As an A-level student you will be based at our South Sefton Campus. This is a multi-million pound campus dedicated to A-levels and was opened in 2009.
You will take three subjects over two years.
We offer a small number of BTEC courses at South Sefton Campus. You can study one BTEC course alongside your two A-levels.
It is not expected that a student would attend both sites, but the feasibility of this would be discussed on an individual basis. Potential timetable clashes and workload would need to be considered in detail for this to be a possibility.
We offer one year GCSE re-sit courses in English and maths if you need to improve your grade to a 4. These courses will be studied alongside your other subjects.
We recognise that you are an individual and you will be supported by a pastoral team who are specialists in 16-19 education. Your Personal Tutor will support and guide you during your time in College, monitoring attendance, tracking academic progress and working with you to develop a personalised Individual Learner Plan as well as supporting you through the process of applying for university, higher apprenticeships or employment.
A Sixth Form experience is about more than just grades, it’s about growing as a person, trying new things and developing key skills which will get you ready the world of work, University or an Apprenticeship.
- Offer you a wide range of A-level subjects to choose from.
- Provide fun and unmissable lessons that are delivered by subject specialists.
- Offer you a range of trips, visits and guest speakers to help bring your learning to life.
- Treat you like an adult, allowing you to manage your own time in College.
- Give you the opportunity to gain extra qualifications such as the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ), Core Maths, Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) or Duke of Edinburgh Awards.
- Give you time to engage in social enrichment activities.
- Provide 1-2-1 pastoral support, including access to a counselling service.
- Allow non specialists to teach A-level subjects.
- Ask you to travel between campuses for lessons.
- Expect to you call us ‘Sir’ or ‘Miss’.
- Make you wear a school uniform.
- Make you stay on campus if you don’t have a timetabled lesson.