Oldham Sixth Form College




  • A Level
  • Blended
  • T Level
  • Vocational


 All these are Level 3 courses. Click here for entry requirements.

Which pathway is for me?

One benefit of studying at OSFC is that you really do get to fit your education around your interests and your future and this starts in the classroom.

With one of the broadest curriculums on offer in the whole of the North West, you can choose to study on one of four exciting Pathways: A Level, Vocational, Blended and a transformational qualification called a T Level, which is changing the way we look at education.

How do I decide which Pathway is right for me?

There are a number of considerations you need to take into account – have you:

  • Thought about the subjects you enjoy the most?
  • Discussed your options with careers staff at your school, your parents and your teachers?
  • Evaluated what subjects you need for a career you have in mind?
  • Looked at subjects you haven’t studied before?
  • Considered whether you would prefer coursework or exam-based assessments?

Where else can I get help?

The decisions you make at this point are important for your future, so it’s important you consider all of your options carefully. If you are not sure which courses or pathway to pick, there are plenty of resources to help you.

  • You can also chat online or over the phone with an adviser from the National Careers Service, just click here.
  • UCAS  provides a really good guide to Post-16 Qualifications, which can be accessed here
  • Career Pilot has some useful resources that will help you to get career ideas together and to choose appropriate courses, click here.
  • Speak to us! Whether it’s our careers team or our admissions advisors, we are always on hand to answer your questions.

Where will it lead me?

Whichever Pathway you decide is right for you, it is our aim to ensure that your future is a bright one. 


  • 80% of our students go on to university, many to Russell group universities, to study a huge range of degrees including Medicine, Law, History, Engineering, Computer Sciences, Visual and Performing Arts and Journalism.
  • We have an excellent Oxbridge Programme – for students striving to attend those universities. More information can be found here.

Other opportunities

We also help students secure fantastic degree/higher apprenticeships in careers such as Accountancy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Professional Services and Surveying.

Others choose to go straight into employment, and we make sure that they are prepared by finding relevant work experience, having their CVs well written and providing interview practice.