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PORTSMOUTH COLLEGE LOCAL, FRIENDLY, SUCCESSFUL

Introduction Day: Our Introduction Day for new students joining us in September 2015 is on Friday 26th June. Invitation letters with full details will be sent out in late May. 

 

Access to Higher Education Courses Applications are now open for our Access courses starting in September 2015.

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  • OfSTED Grade 2, Good (2013).
  • 98% overall pass rate for A levels in 2014
  • 40% of students achieved grades A*-B
  • A highly ranked college for A level results measured by value-added
  • Over 40 AS/A level courses to choose from
  • Great vocational course opportunities through BTEC qualifications
  • Courses at Levels 3, 2 & 1 – opportunities & flexibility for all
  • Very well qualified, experienced & enthusiastic staff with expertise in teaching AS/A levels, BTEC courses & GCSEs
  • A carefully constructed tutorial programme, tailored to fit your particular courses & your stage at College
  • Extensive support through an experienced & well connected Student Services team
  • A real commitment to accessible, additional learning support for all who need it
  • Expert guidance from highly qualified careers personnel
  • Tailored careers programmes delivered through our tutorial system
  • A well established Able & Talented programme linking students to crucial support in their university & career aspirations
  • A carefully designed timetable with no ‘trapped time’ & space for work experience, volunteering & work insight opportunities
  • Close links with major local employers & voluntary sector organisations
  • A student-run enterprise project to set up & run ‘student small businesses’
  • A range of ‘employability’ short courses e.g. first aid, web design, sports coaching, fitness instructor, police watch, D of E Award
  • Musical Theatre Group, Rock Challenge, stage & back stage management, a thriving music & bands scene, individual instrument lessons
  • Team, individual & recreational sports
  • Many UK & overseas trips & visits
  • Film Club, creative writing, community art projects, games design club & many more…
  • £5m investment programme since April 2010 – a major redevelopment of the College buildings & environment
  • Redesigned, fully refurbished & re-equipped areas for most classes & activities
  • Newly designed & refurbished spaces for independent learning & Student Services
  • A lively & supportive atmosphere with just under 1000 full time students - an easy place to make friends
  • A tight-knit community of students & a great reputation as the friendly & welcoming, local sixth form college
  • Highly recommended by our current & past students
  • The College launched its personalised learning strategy (based on individual iPad technology) in September 2014
    The standout features of this exciting new approach to learning are:
  • Students to have ‘anytime, anywhere’ access to an Apple iPad-mini device for the whole of their period of study. A range of discounted purchase options will be available
  • The benefits of 65,000 education apps, iTunesU & iBooks
  • Teaching & learning based on interactive systems in every classroom, offering one-to-one teacher-student communication, assessment & feedback
    Your iPad can be a science lab, a research station, a history archive, a music studio, a video editing suite, an art canvas, a language lab, an interactive maths workshop & more…

Upcoming Events

  • College Closed For Half Term
  • 25th – 29th May 2015

  • Introduction Day
  • 26th June 2015

  • Community Festival
  • 3rd July 2015

  • Leavers Day
  • 3rd July 2015

  • Last Day of Term/Year
  • 9th July 2015

  • AS/A level & other Level 3 Results Day
  • 13th August 2015

  • GCSE Results Day
  • 20th August 2015

  • Enrolment begins
  • 21st August 2015

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