Emeritus Professor, University of Hull, UK

Adjunct Professor, University of Saint Joseph,

                                                       Macau SAR, China

                                                                                       UK                                   CYPRUS                                POLAND

                                                                             University of Hull                       CARDET                        University of Lodz

                                                                             Wyke College                 The Grammar School             Publiczne  Liceum

                                                                        Wilberforce College             Demotiko Koukliwn                  Zespol Szkol

Inspiring European Citizenship through Educational Technology

Erasmus+ Key Action II Strategic Partnership for School Education

Cooperation for Innovation and the Exchange of Good Practices

Wilberforce Sixth Form College, Saltshouse Road, Hull, UK

Co-funded by the Erasmus+ programme of the European Union

Cathy Johnson. Curriculum Director

I took up the positon of Head of Social Sciences at Wilberforce Sixth Form College in 2008 . Previously I had been Head of Social Science Department and Citizenship Coordinator at a large Mixed Comprehensive school in North Doncaster. My current post of Curriculum Director at Wilberforce College involves directing the Tutorial programme. Throughout my career I have always been involved in the area of Citizenship and am delighted to be involved in this joint research project to the benefit of students of all ages.


Ben Wallis. Assistant Principal                                                                                                                                                         bw@wilberforce.ac.uk

Wilberforce Sixth Form College opened its doors

to approximately 600 full-time students back in

September 1988. The idea for two dedicated sixth

form colleges in Hull serving 16-19 year olds in the

area was the brainchild of local councillor Max Bird,

who was an original governor at Wilberforce.

The College really started to grow in 2000 when it

increased its curriculum to include vocational

studies. The wide variety of courses offered

boosted student numbers up to over 1000.

Numbers continued to rise over the following 12

years during a period of significant curriculum

changes and building development, including

award-winning teaching blocks, massive renovation

of social areas and the installation of a cutting-edge

Multi-Use Games Area. Over 1450 students now

study a variety of qualifications and subjects at the

college, including A levels, BTECs, and

City & Guilds.

                                                                                                                                                              FASCINATING FACTS:

                                                                                                                                                              In 2011, Wilberforce College became the only sixth form establishment

                                                                                                                                                              offering 14-16 education in the country after taking on a number of

                                                                                                                                                              GCSE students from a local school that had closed down.


                                                                                                                                                              The college has an excellent reputation for sending students to

                                                                                                                                                              Oxbridge universities. Many students have secured places at either

                                                                                                                                                              Cambridge or Oxford. This is done through the college's dedicated

                                                                                                                                                              Oxbridge support programme, “Inspire”, and is a spectacular

                                                                                                                                                              achievement for a state-funded college like Wilberforce.

                                                                                                                                                              Due to our name, Wilberforce College has strong links with Freetown in

                                                                                                                                                              Sierra Leone, and was heavily involved in the bicentennial celebrations

                                                                                                                                                              of the life and legacy of William Wilberforce in 2007. During this time an

                                                                                                                                                             aspiring musician, Barmmy Boy, travelled over from Sierra Leone to

                                                                                                                                                             spend time at the college and learn more about life as student in Hull.

                                                                                                                                                             Wilberforce College took over buildings that were originally used for

                                                                                                                                                             Saltshouse Secondary School over 50 years ago, but way before that

                                                                                                                                                             the site was an Iron-Age settlement. This historic discovery was first

                                                                                                                                                             made in the 1960s when a history teacher looked out of a window across

                                                                                                                                                             the rain-sodden playing fields and noticed settlement lines in the grass.

                                                                                                                                                             Since then, a number of digs have taken place with Humber Field

                                                                                                                                                             Archaeology at the helm and scores of historic artefacts have been

                                                                                                                                                             unearthed which have helped fill in gaps in the knowledge of this area's


                                                                                                                                                             In 1992, Wilberforce College became the first college in the country to

                                                                                                                                                             use an electronic registration system.

           OUR CORE VALUES:

           We conduct ourselves with integrity and respect for all

           We make students' experience central

           We value individuals and promote self-esteem

           We work as a team

           We encourage innovation, creativity and enjoyment

           We aim for excellence in everything we do