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College Life

At Bodmin College we make it our mission to ensure life as a Sixth Form student is as fulfilling, rewarding and enjoyable as possible. A key feature of Sixth Form life is an increasing level of autonomy, both in your academic and social life.


As a member of the Sixth Form you will be given increasing levels of responsibility over your studies, whilst being taught by subject specialists. Each student will have access to a Personal Tutor, our World of Work Coordinator and to our Enrichment Programme. Students are encouraged to access leadership courses, as universities and employers both favour students who have demonstrated leadership skills and participated in additional activities. Our newly opened Creative Spaces media centre, packed with cutting-edge creative equipment including Mac Suites, Creative Design Workspaces and professional standard studios, makes us a hub for the innovative application of digital technologies in Cornwall. Similarly, our Vocational Training Centre blends professional standard resources with education.


A Common Room, Students Services Office and a quiet Study Area are provided for the exclusive use of Sixth Form students and you will have the flexibility to have lunch off-site, if you so wish. You will not have to wear a uniform, however it is required that you dress appropriately for the environment. Students also benefit from free membership of the Sports Academy Gym, in addition to reduced rates for hair and beauty treatments and computer maintenance. Our Student Services’ team, with a dedicated Pastoral Support Worker, will be on hand should you experience personal or social difficulties.

A Message From Our Student Council

At Bodmin College, students are encouraged to enjoy themselves, whilst also studying hard to achieve their potential. Our Sixth Form Council is here to voice your opinions and improve quality of provision both for ourselves and for future generations of young people. As a self-governing body elected by the students for the students, we meet monthly with the Principal of the College, the Director of the Sixth Form and the Assistant Head of Sixth Form in order to enable the effective communication of student ideas for events and improvement. Throughout the last academic year, our influence was quite significant in improving the atmosphere and physical environment of the Sixth Form with new furniture, a coffee bar and an increased number of laptops for students’ personal use. Our role also involves organising events such as the Leavers’ Ball, Freshers’ Parties and the numerous fundraising activities that occur on a regular basis throughout the year, as well as playing a prominent role as Ambassadors at Open Evenings and mentors for the international students who enrol at the College. Our Sixth Form College and experience is what we make it, so we aim to make it the very best we can through encouraging you all to participate as a Council Member or, if that is not for you, then through providing us with ideas and inspiration. We very much hope you choose Bodmin College Sixth Form, it’s a fantastic place to study with lots of extra opportunities and inspiring teachers.