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Longley Park Sixth Form College

 

Longley Park Sixth Form College

Longley Park Sixth Form College
Motto Stretch Your Potential
Established 2004
Type Sixth form college
Principal Mo Nisbet
Location Horninglow Road
Sheffield
South Yorkshire
S5 6SG
England
Local authority City of Sheffield
Students c.1,200
Website .uk.ac.longleyparkwww

Longley Park Sixth Form College (LPSFC) is a further education college in the Longley area of Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England. Longley Park Sixth Form College is not owned by Sheffield College.

Contents

  • History 1
  • Admissions 2
  • Facilities 3
  • Lifelong Learning Network 4
  • Academic performance 5
  • See also 6
  • External links 7
    • News items 7.1

History

It opened to the public and to students in September 2004 at a cost of £8.5 million. The college has been visited by both the former Prime Minister Tony Blair and the former Home Secretary David Blunkett MP (who both opened it). It is just north of the Northern General Hospital on Barnsley Road (A6135), although the entrance is on Horninglow Road. It was designed by Ellis Williams of Preston Brook and built by Kier Northern.

Admissions

The college provides a range of different courses for students between the age of 16-19 to choose at GCSE, BTEC, and A level (AS/A2). In 2013 the College awarded over 352 A*/A grades with 36% of students achieving high grades. The College also had a record number of student progressing to university that year.

Facilities

The college has many different resources. These range from Interactive whiteboards in each class room, to the Learning Resource Centre (LRC). The college also has a Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) which is powered by the Open Source Course Management System (CMS), Moodle.

Lifelong Learning Network

Longley Park Sixth Form College is a partner institution of Higher Futures, the Lifelong Learning Network (LLN) for South Yorkshire, north Derbyshire and north Nottinghamshire.

Academic performance

Longley Park's Advanced Level Pass rate increased to 99% in 2013.

See also

External links

  • Official website
  • EduBase
  • RIBA Award 2005
  • Solar shading
  • Use of aluminium in the building
  • Joinery of the building

News items

  • Sheffield Telegraph May 2008
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