New College Worcester (NCW), Whittington Road, Worcester, WR5 2JX
01905 763933


Welcome to Sixth Form

We believe there is no better place for a young adult who is vision impaired to study A Levels than at New College Worcester.

On the academic side every single lesson is taught by a qualified teacher of the visually impaired (QTVI) who are subject specialists teaching at an extremely high level. Subjects include those that can be challenging to access at A Level; Maths and Further Maths, Science and Music. Our teachers are specialists in education for visually impaired learners and experts in Braille, including specialist codes for Music and Maths. Our aspirations for students are high and we fully expect our students to go onto higher education, careers and personal success.

Our teachers work towards eight specific learner outcomes for each student:

  • Independence and negotiation skills
  • Life after College
  • Meeting Others
  • Participation
  • Getting Around
  • Learning to Access
  • Use of Equipment
  • Looking After Me

Teachers and Residential staff work together and our holistic approach to education ensures that students are prepared for transition onto the next stage of their lives and every skill that is learnt during the day is practiced and embedded in the residential side of College. Residential staff at NCW are passionate about the success of our young people and work tirelessly to develop their independent living skills and ensure their happiness during their time here.

Friendships that last for a lifetime are founded here and our young adults develop their independence within ever-expanding boundaries - gradually spreading their wings until they are ready to fly.

Karen Holyoak – Head of Sixth Form (Education)

Mick Madden – Head of Sixth Form (Residential)

"NCW completely transformed my life and gave me opportunities that I would never have had before. Don’t doubt what it could do!"

Charlie, 2018 Leaver now studying Spanish and Portuguese at Belfast University

Download the Sixth Form Prospectus here:

Sixth Form prospectus