Successful student results

Published: 13th August 2020

Published by City College Southampton

This summer, our students have once again achieved a very successful set of results in their Level 3 courses (equivalent to A-levels). Many of these students are choosing to progress to university as their next step with others going on to high quality apprenticeships and direct employment in their chosen careers.

Production Arts student Martin Underwood is going on to study BA (Hons) in Theatre Production at Guildford School of Acting. About his course, he said “I wanted to study somewhere with high-end facilities and City College had this, their theatre is incredible. The course was very practical, we learnt a lot very quickly and then spent time putting it into practice and perfecting our talents during live shows. This really helped to develop a love and understanding of what we were creating. I loved that the course was so varied, some students have gone on to work in lighting or sound design for example and I am going to focus on stage management.” 

Toby Wilkinson is heading to Staffordshire University to study BSc (Hons) in Computer Games Design he explained that “I chose to study at with us because of our fantastic facilities, we were learning with industry standard software and we were able to visit industry shows such as EGX. The tutors were not only very knowledgeable but enthusiastic and that makes a really difference.” Toby’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.

Criminology and Forensics student Lily-Fay Rechert is one student who feels that her course has really prepared her for university said “I have been passionate about criminology for years but the tutors at City College have really enhanced our learning. They are all from the industry so we were able to explain what we were learning to real life situations that they have experienced. Our tutors have also helped us to understand balancing studying for exams while also completing practical assignments which will be key at university.” She is going on to study BA (Hons) in Human Rights and Criminology at Kingston University.

Dr Robert Rees, Vice Principal, Curriculum and Quality said, “We are very proud of all of our students who have passed their qualifications this summer and throughout the year and we wish them well for their future endeavours. Our students have persevered with their studies whilst working away from the campus – which is testament to both their resilience and to the dedication of our teachers and student support teams. Students in colleges of further education who are studying for vocational, technical and occupational qualifications also deserve for their achievements, not only to be recognised, but to be celebrated.”