Sixth Form Centre

Successfully delivering A-Levels with A* Results.

Our students have a track record of continuing their education at many of the leading universities in the country and we would like to help you achieve similar success.

View all our A Level Courses here

With a long history of providing excellent learning opportunities delivered by some of the best teachers you will benefit from teaching staff who are experts in their subject area and are committed to helping you excel in your studies.

You will have the support of a personal tutor, access to the College's pastoral support team and specialist learning support to help you plan your study programme effectively. Also, in order to prepare you for the demands and opportunities you will face as you progress through your studies and beyond, we complement your educational pathway with a range of enrichment opportunities, employability skills and work experience placements.

Trafford College Sixth Form Centre is proud to serve the educational and personal aspirations of the young people of Greater Manchester. We value you as individual by creating a dedicated, safe, caring and welcoming environment which will allow you to enjoy this very important time in your academic journey and we look forward to welcoming you to the Trafford College Sixth Form Centre.

Find out more about our full range of A-Level and Level 3 BTEC combination courses here:

Our A Levels

  • Art & Design (Fine Art)
  • Biology
  • Business
  • Chemistry
  • English Language
  • English Language/Literature
  • English Literature
  • Geography
  • History
  • Law
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Politics
  • Psychology
  • Sociology

Vocational Level 3 Qualifications

These are two year BTEC courses leading to an extended certificate and are equivalent to one A-Level and will be studied alongside two traditional A-Level subjects.

  • Applied Science
  • Applied Criminology
  • Law

The Extended Project Qualification (EPQ)

Students who are intending to gain a place at a top University or wish to study to most competitive courses are encouraged to do the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) as an additional qualification.

The qualification is research-based and so gives students the opportunity to study, in-depth, an area of specific interest to them. It also means that they have an individual area of interest that they can talk about at interview, which in turn, helps differentiate them from other students.

Students will be invited onto the course towards the end of their first year.

GCSE Full-Time Programme

Our GCSE programme is a 1 year exam-based package. You will be expected to study the 'core' elements of English, Maths and Science, adding further subjects according to your needs and ability.

The general programme is most suitable for students who have narrowly missed their GCSE 4/5 grades in some subjects and need these to progress. Students who have not had the opportunity to take GCSE qualifications for a range of reasons, including ESOL learners, will be able to take an aptitude assessment and have an interview to assess their suitability for this programme.

Pastoral Support

Our pastoral support system recognises that college students are becoming more autonomous and self-directing whilst still needing a range of services to ensure a healthy, happy and successful college life.

The Sixth Form aims to provide an inclusive environment for all of our students. Upon enrolment students will join a Tutorial Group where their pastoral care and guidance will be supported by a Personal Tutor. Part of the Tutor - Student partnership will involve regular individual reviews of progress and target setting to help ensure performance is in track and success is achieved.


All students will have one hour of tutorial time with their Tutor each week. The purpose of these sessions is to help support the continual personal, social, emotional, moral and spiritual development of each student in our care.

The sessions are a time to reflect on the pastoral and academic side to life at the Sixth Form Centre and to work with the Tutor to identify targets and make further progress.

In addition, the tutorial programme will include a range of sessions held by universities, businesses and apprenticeship providers so that students can be made better aware of and make more informed decisions relating to study and career options.

Become Your Best Self

Our Sixth Form Centre encourages you to:

Help Others:

The College is committed to supporting the community both in practical and financial ways. During the year you can contribute to a range of activities with a number of partner charities which gives you the opportunity to make a contribution while developing skills and spending time with friends.

Learn a New Skill:

In the Sixth Form Centre we provide the opportunity for students to gain a range of additional qualifications and skills including first aid, languages, driving theory tests or gain a qualification in spoken English.

Join a Society:

We have a number of student led societies that respond to student enthusiasm. We have Debating, Creative Writing and Medical Societies, a College Magazine and also book groups. These groups are highly dependent on student leadership skills with support from teaching staff. If the society you want is not around - start it!


Become a Student Ambassador, Student Mentor or a Student Governor to help and support current and prospective students get the best out of their experience at College.

Get involved in one of many sporting opportunities in College based in the Sports Hall and local area. From competitive sports clubs to turn-up-and-play activities, we are sure to have something for everyone!