On 1 December 2011 Cirencester College celebrated becoming a Sixth Form College which recognises excellence in education writes Sally Walker.
Although the college is only 20 years old, this is yet another milestone in its ambitious history, after receiving Beacon status in 2004 for excellent teaching and learning, and an ‘outstanding’ Ofsted report in 2006.
Currently the college draws students from a wide radius around Cirencester, including over 800 from Swindon who take a broad range of courses from basic entry level through to an extensive range of A Levels and vocational courses. The college also offers the opportunity to study to university level and professional training courses.
With a tutorial and support programme which encourages students to reach their full potential and realise their ambitions, in 2011 Cirencester College boasted an A Level pass rate of 99.6 per cent with 56.1 per cent of students achieving A* to B. 98.6 per cent of vocational students passed their BTEC courses. In all, over 140 students gained the equivalent of 3 grade As at A Level and above.
If you’re interested in maximising your chances in employment, the college can offer alternative career routes, with over 100 young people starting on apprenticeships in 2011, or you may want to be part of one of the College’s Career Academies in Finance, Business, IT and Sports.
See right for details of our next open evening on Thursday 19 January.