Solihull Sixth Form College
The Sixth Form College, Solihull is a further education college
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 for students aged 16 to 19. It is situated on the outskirts of Solihull
Solihull is a town in the West Midlands of England with a population of 94,753. It is a part of the West Midlands conurbation and is located 9 miles southeast of Birmingham city centre...

, West Midlands
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 and draws students from across Solihull
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 and Birmingham
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. Founded in 1974, the college consists of several large buildings on a single site.

The college offers 52 different subjects at A-Level, as well as a small selection of vocational courses and more recently, the International Baccalaureate and the IT Diploma. More than 850 students progress to university
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 each year, including several to Oxbridge
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University of Oxford
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 and Cambridge
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External links

  • Official website
  • Report on the college from OFSTED
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