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West Notts Life - A Levels

A Level students have plenty to look forward to at Vision West Nottinghamshire College’s sixth form.

Welcome to West Notts' Sixth Form

There’s plenty to look forward to as a student at college and we wanted to tell you all about it! So we’ve created this page to give you an idea of what college life is like for our students.

From course-related activities, to sport, social trips and days out, and fundraising events – there’s always something happening for you to get involved in – both in and out of the classroom.

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Have you thought about a BTEC?

As a West Notts’ Sixth Form student you now have the opportunity to include a BTEC course as part of your choices; so rather than choosing the usual three A Level subjects, you can choose two A Level subjects and one of the following BTEC courses:

Want to discuss your options? Contact:

Our A Level students are brilliant!

Our current students are taking part in the Brilliant Club, a Scholars Programme which places university researchers into schools. Students are able to enjoy university-style lectures while working on an assignment project (based on a real PHD) to gain higher-level skills, ready for university.

Our current students have been working with Aliclaire Flint, whose research on epistolary novels involves deconstructing 19th century letters written by women, looking at the material properties, from the ink and stamp to the paper used, in order to learn more about life in that time.

At the end of the project, students receive a certificate and will take part in a graduation ceremony for their hard work – great for future UCAS applications!

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Enrichment opportunities

We encourage you to join in with a variety of enrichment opportunities, all of which will boost your UCAS or job applications for the future. These include:

  • Extended Project Qualification (worth half an A Level!)
  • Industry placements
  • Academy of Sport
  • The Brilliant Club
  • Clubs: book club, creative writing, science club etc.
  • Business and enterprise challenges
  • iDEA - Digital Enterprise Award
  • Literacy volunteers (read with primary school students)
  • Student opportunities: ambassadors, student reps etc.
  • And much more!

Cross-college events

Visit our news page for the latest news stories from across college.

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Applicant Zone

The college applicant zone is your place to find out more about what to expect in the countdown to becoming a student. Here you’ll find information about the enrolment process, important dates for your calendar and more.

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Contact us

We look forward to welcoming you as a West Notts student!

Got a question before you join us?
Please call:

0808 100 3626

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Why choose West Notts?

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100% A Level pass rate in 2020

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Best A Level provider in Mansfield and Ashfield for student progress*

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One of the top colleges in the UK for student satisfaction**

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An extensive bus service across Mansfield and the surrounding area

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£50m investment in our facilities since 2008

*Value added is a measure of a student’s progress against their starting point
**Learner Exit Survey 2017/18
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