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PORTSMOUTH COLLEGE LOCAL, FRIENDLY, SUCCESSFUL

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  • OfSTED Grade 2, Good (March 2013). Click here for a copy of the full report
  • 98% overall pass rate for A levels in 2013
  • 40% of students achieved grades A*-B
  • A highly ranked college for A level results measured by value-added
  • One of the top colleges in the region for the percentage of students progressing to Higher Education
  • Over 40 AS/A level courses to choose from
  • Great vocational course opportunities through BTEC qualifications
  • A highly flexible curriculum, offering many different course combination
  • Innovative new courses focusing on employability skills
  • Courses at Levels 3, 2 and 1 – opportunities for all
  • A timetable and college day designed especially to offer you plenty of one-to-one time with your subject teachers and personal tutor
  • Very well qualified, experienced and enthusiastic staff with expertise in teaching AS/A levels, BTEC courses and GCSEs
  • Specialist tutors, depending on your subjects and future plans
  • 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 and career aspirations
  • Close support for students seeking work experience, volunteering and work insight opportunities
  • Close links with major local employers and voluntary sector organisations, providing opportunities for work experience/insights
  • A structured programme of advice and guidance on CV building, job applications and interview techniques
  • A student-run ‘enterprise hub’ for young entrepreneurs
  • Short ‘skills’ courses e.g. first aid, food hygiene, web design, Photoshop, driving theory
  • Duke of Edinburgh’s Award
  • Courses in fitness instruction, sports coaching and officiating
  • Musical Theatre Group, Rock Challenge, stage & back stage management, Glee choir
  • A thriving music and bands scene, live performances at well know local venues, individual instrument and voice lessons
  • Team sports, individual sports, Duke of Edinburgh’s award and outdoor activities
  • Many UK and overseas trips and visits
  • Film Club, creative writing, community art projects, games design club and many more...
  • £4.2m investment programme since April 2011
  • Major redevelopment of the College buildings and environment
  • Redesigned, fully refurbished and re-equipped teaching areas for nearly all subjects
  • Newly designed and refurbished spaces for independent learning and Student Services
  • New catering, new multi-gym
  • Personal tutors selected to match your subject choices
  • Extensive Student Services provision. Our Help Desk is open all day, everyday, with friendly support available for all sorts of situation
  • Specialist staff to help keep you on track. Many people have a ‘blip’ from time to time, but we’ll help you get past it
  • A real commitment to accessible, additional learning support for all who need it
  • Student support for students, through the Student Union and lively ‘Student Voice’ activities
  • A lively and supportive atmosphere with just under 1000 full time students - an easy place to make friends
  • A tight-knit community of students and a great reputation as the friendly and welcoming, local sixth form college
  • Highly recommended by our current and past students – see the comments by students in the Student Profiles (on this site or in our new prospectus)

Upcoming Events

  • Teaching Begins for Summer Term
  • Tues 22nd April 2014

  • May Day Bank Holiday
  • Mon 5th May 2014

  • Half Term
  • Mon 26th May 2014

  • Teaching/lessons resume
  • Mon 2nd June 2014

  • Last Day of Term
  • Fri 11th July 2014

  • AS/A level & level 3 BTEC Results Day
  • Thurs 14th August 2014

  • GCSE Results Day
  • Thurs 21st August 2014

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Student Profile

Joy Salekin

Joy Salekin

From Miltoncross

BTEC Level 4 Art & Design and A level Graphics

I feel fully prepared to start my degree course at UCA in London
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Downloads

download2014 Prospectus downloadAdditional 16-18 Courses downloadSixth Form application form downloadAdult Education application form