Results success for City College students

Published: 15th August 2018

Published by City College Southampton

This summer, City College Southampton students have achieved another successful set of results in their level 3 technical professional courses helping them to progress to university, to high quality apprenticeships and employment in their chosen careers.

A 100% pass rate was achieved in many subject areas including engineering, marine, early years, performing arts, production arts, media, art & design, business, hairdressing, barbering, travel & tourism and motor vehicle.

Amongst the many City College achievements was 18-year-old Asma Zarif who achieved triple distinction* grades in the level 3 Extended Diploma in Health & Social Care, allowing her to pursue her dream of progressing to an adult nursing degree at the University of Southampton.

Media student Will Aston is overwhelmed with his outstanding achievement. Having a disability has not got in the way of his aspirations to embark on a career in film. As well as being offered a work placement at BBC South, Will achieved triple distinction grades on his course and is moving on to a BA (Hons) in TV & Film at Bath Spa University. Will said: "I was going to do radio as I didn’t think I’d have the capability of working in TV and film, but the support and encouragement from my tutors and staff at City College has changed my way of thinking."

Cristiana Lacatos is another high achiever who is celebrating superb results from her business course. Achieving the highest results possible, three distinction* grades, she is progressing to the BSc Accounting & Finance at the University of Southampton.

University is the next step for many creative arts students too. Aspiring screen actor, Nusrat Bah, 18, is progressing to the BA (Hons) Performing Arts at the University of Winchester whilst Matt Duggan, 18, is heading to the University of Surrey to study a BA (Hons) in Theatre Production.

Principal, Sarah Stannard, said: "These results build on the success of last year’s achievements and are testament to the hard work of our staff and students. We would like to congratulate all of our successful students and wish them all the very best for their next steps, either at university, in an apprenticeship or at work.  It’s really important that students who have studied technical professional subjects are recognised for their achievements in passing these qualifications, as their journey is as challenging and rewarding as it is for those who take A-levels."

To find out more about our level 3 technical and professional courses visit or call 023 8048 4848.