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Why Wilberforce?

Why choose Wilberforce?

Great Results:

45% of our A Level students achieve high grades of A*-B, with 100% pass rate on all courses year on year. We help young people make the most progress from their GCSEs, this means you will get the best possible grades when you choose us as your next step.

Bright Futures:

We help students secure job offers with major employers and places at prestigious universities such as Oxford, Cambridge, Durham, Hull, Leeds and York. Find out more about the outstanding progression routes of our students in our success stories section on our website.

Fantastic Facilities:

Our spacious university style campus offers fully equipped classrooms with use of the latest technology. Our industry standard workshops are complemented with state-of-the-art equipment. With a recent investment of over £1.75million to create new learning spaces for Health, IT and Engineering students, we are providing the best possible workspaces for the next generation.

Advice & Support:

Support services at Wilberforce College are outstanding. If you need extra help with your studies or advice on finance, transport or life in general, our Study Support and Student Services teams are always here for you.

New Opportunities:

Our Upskilling Programme (USP) provides opportunities for students to get ahead of their peers and secure those prime places at university or within employment. We will prepare students with key employability skills and knowledge to add depth to their studies. There are many enrichment activities on the Upskilling Programme to choose from, students will discover the full range when they become a Wilberforce student. Examples include the Space Science Society, Ronno Record Label, the Debating Society, E Sports and Future Medics Programme.

Positive Links:

We have great relationships with regional and national employers. This enables our students to take up valuable work experience placements, giving them an outstanding platform for success. We work with Siemens, CHCP, IBM and many more.

We have also sustained quality relationships with many schools within the Hull & East Riding to provide early advice and guidance on their next steps to college.

Study Programmes

  • Over 76 courses to choose from including A Level, T Level and vocational courses. See more of our courses here
  • Work experience: Every learner has multiple opportunities to learn from employers about various career pathways and the skills that are valued in the workplace.
  • Future Medics Programme: A programme for aspiring students who are looking to pursue a career within Medicine, Dentistry and Veterinary Science.
  • Upskilling Programme (personal development): This programme provides students the opportunity to get ahead of their peers by gaining additional skills.
  • Academic Mentoring: Students will attend weekly group tutorials, one to one learner progress meetings and have the opportunity to work closely with their mentor on key areas such as university, apprenticeship and job applications.

Microsoft Showcase College

We were the first sixth form college in the UK to be awarded Microsoft Showcase College status, following our digital learning transformation.

We led the way during the remote learning periods in 2020 and 2021, implementing a transformative digital platform. The award recognises the College’s commitment to educational transformation, which includes vision and innovation in teaching, learning and assessment, computational and critical thinking, creativity and collaboration, and a willingness to promote a growth mindset among educators and students.

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Now you've seen why you should choose Wilberforce, take a look at our complete list of courses, and find the one that's perfect for you.

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Future Student Saturday

Saturday 10 December 2022

This is a fantastic opportunity to see first-hand why Wilberforce College is the right choice for you. Bring along parents/guardians, family and friends on Saturday 10 December, 9am-12pm and learn a little more about our award-winning College. Listen to talks, take part in tours and have the chance to see our fantastic study spaces, state-of-the-art labs, performance spaces and industry standard salons, with subject specialists on hand to answer any questions.

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