Results success for City College students

Published: 15th August 2019

Published by City College Southampton

This summer, our students have achieved a very successful set of results in their level 3 courses with many of these students choosing to move on to university as their next step.

A 100% pass rate was achieved in most subject areas including Business, Construction, Engineering, Hairdressing, Hospitality, Marine, Motor Vehicle and Travel & Tourism.

IT & Digital Communications student Alex-Cosmin Iordachescu is one student who feels that his course has really helped him prepare for university, saying: "I enjoyed the live assignments as they helped to put what I had learnt into practice."  Alex is going to study for a BSc in Computer Networks at the University of Portsmouth, one of the top universities in the country for this subject.

Theatrical Hair & Media Make-up student Jennie Brenner achieved a double distinction grade on her level 3 BTEC course and said: "City College has really prepared me for university. The course design meant I was able to focus on areas I enjoyed whilst making sure I learnt everything I would need, it was a perfect balance."  She is going on to study BA (Hons) in Make-up & Hair Design at Solent University.

Aaron Fields is heading to the University of Chichester to study BEng Mechanical Engineering, having taken the unusual route of studying for a Level 3 Diploma in Light Vehicle Maintenance. Aaron is delighted with his experience saying: "I chose to study at City College because of their fantastic facilities. The motor vehicle workshop is the perfect place to learn technical, hands-on skills. The atmosphere mirrored a real working environment while gaining a qualification for university which was brilliant."  Aaron’s success demonstrates that choosing a Level 3 course that is right for you is really important in gaining the skills you need to go on to university.

The Principal, Sarah Stannard, said: "We are very proud to celebrate the achievements of our students and we wish them every success for their next steps.  It’s really important to us that their achievements are recognised, as their journey is as challenging and rewarding as it is for those who take A-levels and deserves to be celebrated.  Results this year are a great outcome for all the dedicated staff at City College who have contributed to the 4th year of improvement."