College Performance


S6C specialises in Key Stage 5 education and our students leave us as mature young adults who have thrived both academically and socially. Our ethos is to provide a bridge to university, higher apprenticeships and adult life, and our students’ success cannot simply be expressed using data. Importantly, we do not limit our students’ horizons or ambitions based on their Key Stage 4 performance (Level 2 GCSE and Technical course results), known as ‘average prior attainment’.

During their journey with S6C, students have a range of opportunities within and outside of the classroom and our fantastic staff nurture and challenge them to aim high. In Year 12 students receive a study skills programme that supports their transition from GCSE to Level 3. Year 13 takes these skills further as students are encouraged to focus on their future destination and the path to success in their chosen Level 3 qualifications (A Levels and Technical courses).

2023 Performance Review


  • In July 2023 our students gained an average Distinction grade in vocational courses and an average C grade in academic courses.
  • The wide range of average prior attainment for the cohort demonstrates our inclusive character and varied from very high (mostly grade 8/9 at GCSE) to low (mostly grade 3 at GCSE) with the average being 5.
  • 99% of our students graduated with the vast majority gaining three Level 3 qualifications (A Levels and equivalent Technical courses), including those students who arrived with the lowest prior attainment, those who needed to re-sit GCSE English Language and Mathematics, and those who also passed the additional EPQ qualification.
  • 120 grades were awarded at the top level of (A*/A or D*/D), including several students who had the very highest grades across all of their subjects.
  • The progress of our SEND students out performed our non SEND students across the college.
  • Students who complete the EPQ qualification in addition to their main courses continue to perform exceptionally well with most achieving an A*/A grade.
  • The small group of students who are required to re-sit either GCSE English or GCSE Mathematics in line with government policy and to improve future study or employment chances, continue to perform above the national average. They are not limited at S6C to achieving the target grade (four) and regularly pass at a higher grade.


76 students gained a place at university, with students attending 7 different Russell Group universities on wide ranging courses such as Neuroscience, Psychology, Software Engineering, Law, Podiatry, Dietetics and Nursing. Other popular courses included Midwifery, Film, Geography, Esports, Marketing, Primary Education and Sociology with popular university choices including Bath Spa, Bournemouth, Bristol, University of the West of England, College of Esports, Portsmouth, Southampton and Winchester.

Students have also secured apprenticeships with employers including JP Morgan, RAF and DSTL and gone into employment including jobs with the NHS as healthcare assistants and nursing assistants. Some students will be going on to Further Education, including Art Foundation degrees.

Extracurricular activities

Voluntary and charitable extracurricular activity is an important part of life at S6C and we retain strong links with Salisbury charities.


Rated Good in 2017 and 2022