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PORTSMOUTH COLLEGE LOCAL, FRIENDLY, SUCCESSFUL

An exceptional number of students and parents attended our recent Open Evenings and large numbers of applications have already been received. We have therefore added significantly to our interview capacity on Monday and Thursday evenings and Saturday mornings. Early applications are welcome so that we can arrange your interview and guarantee your place before Christmas. 

Click here to find out how to apply!

  • 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

  • College Closed For Half Term
  • 27th – 31st October

  • College Closure Day
  • 28th November

  • Annual Awards Ceremony
  • 18th December

  • Last Day of Winter Term
  • 19th December

  • Christmas Holiday
  • 22nd December – 2nd January

  • Teaching begins for Spring Term
  • 5th January

  • College Closed For Half Term
  • 16th – 20th February

  • Open Day
  • Saturday 7th March 10am - 1pm

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Student Profile

Rebeka O’Connor

Rebeka O’Connor

From King Richard

AS/A level in History, Psychology, Gov't & Politics and English Literature & Language

My ambition is to become a barrister so I will be applying to do a Law degree at university next year.
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