Your exams are over, what now?

Your exams are over, choose your career path now!
Your exams are over, choose your career path now!

You’ve done it! Time to breathe a sigh of relief and enjoy a well-deserved rest. Whilst you wait for your GCSE exam results, it’s time to start thinking about your future and how to achieve your career goals.

Whether you plan on being an architect, a nurse or a mechanic, here at Furness College and Barrow Sixth Form College we have the right course for you.

Full-time study

If you know what your chosen career path is and want to get there as soon as possible, full-time study is for you. Alternatively, you could be someone who knows exactly which subjects you enjoy and already know what courses you want to study but you are still undecided on your exact career.

Find out about our range of vocational courses at Furness College here and our academic courses available at Barrow Sixth Form here.

Part-time Study

Studying part-time gives you the flexibility to pursue other interests and the ability to manage your lifestyle, whilst working towards your future career and job prospects.

See our range of part-time courses here.


If you are looking to earn whilst you learn, then an apprenticeship is a great way forward. You’ll gain on-the-job workplace experience, in addition to achieving real qualifications, all while being employed and earning a salary.

View our varied range of apprenticeships here.

good schools award

Barrow Sixth Form College has been recognised for an excellent set of examination results and good teaching by the Good Schools Guide.

The College won a Good Schools Guide Award following a 99 per cent pass rate at A level in 2015.

It follows an excellent Ofsted report earlier this year in which inspectors praised ‘enthusiastic and passionate teachers committed to delivering high quality provision’.

Principal David Batten said the staff and students had delivered a superb set of results with an increasing number heading to university and securing sought-after higher apprenticeships.

“It is always great to receive recognition for the hard work and determination of students, many of whom have outperformed expectations, and that of their tutors and staff.

“The students move on from here with a strong education behind them and all the benefits of self-confidence, independent learning skills and maturity that having been at a sixth form college brings.

“We are glad to be raising aspirations to show students they can aim high and succeed.”

Ralph Lucas, Editor of The Good Schools Guide, said: “Our annual awards scheme is designed to recognise and reward excellence in teaching in every subject area at both GCSE and A Level or equivalent.”

The Good Schools Guide Awards are based on a series of calculations which take into account relative popularity and performance of the subject, absolute performance, and percentage of pupils taking the subject.