Why Portsmouth College?

With 94% of our students saying they would recommend us to a friend*, there are plenty of reasons to choose Portsmouth College as your next step…

Our Unique College Timetable

A timetable designed to get the very best outcomes for our students with no trapped time, at least one morning and one afternoon free per week for private study and a 9.55am start – what is there not to like! Students have one lesson in the morning and one in the afternoon with a guaranteed 4pm finish. For more information, see our College Timetable.

Our E6 Personal Development Programme

Our innovative E6 Personal Development Programme comprises of six strands and prepares students for their next steps after College. So, what are the six E’s?

  • Enterprise
  • Employability & Experience
  • E-Curriculum
  • Extension
  • Exercise
  • Explore

To find out more about those all important strands, see our E6 Programme.

'Curious and Creative Learning Project' using iPad devices

With digital learning leading the way in education, we use iPads to enhance the benefits of using handheld devices in academic study. Sharing ideas and collaborating in lessons is simple, being organised is easy and submitting work and getting it marked is much quicker than before. Having the advantage of thousands of educational apps brings learning to life and allows students to access classwork and resources online, anywhere at anytime.

Learn more about the Curious and Creative Learning project.

Outstanding Results

The results season of Summer 2020 was a very unique year under unprecedented circumstances due to the impact of Covid-19, however, we were pleased to announce a three year upward trend in our results with a 99% overall pass rate 51.6% High Grades (A*-B). Students achieved more higher grades for A Level and vocational courses than ever – a statistic we are extremely proud of. The vast majority of our students secured their first choice universities, prestigious places at Russell Group universities or progressed on to advanced apprenticeships with national companies.

Portsmouth Scholars Scheme - Mentoring from Students from the University of Portsmouth

This exciting partnership with the University of Portsmouth gives students the chance to be inspired and learn from undergraduates in their chosen field. We have university students in our study centre every day helping our students gain the skills and knowledge to succeed.


The atmosphere at Portsmouth College could not be better. Staff are always helpful and supportive, there are loads of interesting opportunities on offer and the style of learning is fantastic. What more could you want from a college?” TN, Former Student

Student Support & Wellbeing

Student support and wellbeing is priority. Our excellent team support students in a variety of ways throughout their time at College whether it be learning, study skills, careers advice, wellbeing or safeguarding. We strive to make sure every individual has a happy and positive experience to make the most of their time with us and allow them to fulfil both their academic potential and shape their personal growth as young people. Visit Support for Students for more information about our support and wellbeing.

So many opportunities

Alongside our fantastic E6 Personal Development Programme that is built in to every students’ timetable, there are even more opportunities available. Overseas trips, social action projects, charity fundraising, volunteering, Student Union roles, our Leadership Academy, fun or competitive sports and exercise plus much more. Read more on our Opportunities page.

Students don’t just learn at Portsmouth College, they experience!



*Based on recent Ofsted Learner View Results

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