Scarborough Sixth Form College welcomed year 11 students and their parents to an Autumn Open Evening.
A college spokeswoman said: “It was extremely well attended with many parents and students very complementary over the recent developments at the college and the excellent facilities.
“Throughout the evening the different subject areas had displays of work and were available to answer questions.
“There were live debates, a mock law trial and science experiments for visitors to take part in.
“Of particular note was the very strong interest in the childcare and performing arts courses that college are offering for the first time in September.”
The open evening was so busy that principal Tom Potter wanted to reassure parents that the college is more than capable of coping with a high intake.
He said: “We think we had greater numbers than ever attending the event, which is their first step in finding out if the college and the courses we offer are right for potential applicants.
“Quite a number of parents expressed concern last night that we may not be able to cope with the numbers of applicants. We do not believe that is the case.
“These are exciting times for the college that is better than ever; both in look of the estate and in the success of our students. ”
For anyone who missed the event there will be an additional open evening on Wednesday February 13 or alternatively tours of college can be booked through admissions on (01723) 380722.