Preparing for College

Summer projects for City College

To help you to prepare for college work and life, we have been working with our teachers to create preparation projects for you to work on this summer.  These projects will help give you an idea of what to expect from your course and to help get you ready for study at college in September.

Please click on the image for the subject you have applied to study at City College. Download and complete as much of the project as you can, and then bring it with you on your first day of college. If you're still undecided between a couple of subjects, then working on these projects can help you to decide!

If you have any questions about your project, or your college application, please email admissions@southampton-city.ac.uk with your full name, date of birth and course applied for. We will then get in touch with you to answer your question.

We are really looking forward to welcoming you to City College this September and exploring what you have found out through your project.

Art, Design & Photography




Carpentry & Joinery

Childcare & Early Years

Electrical Installation



Forensic & Criminal Investigation

Games Design

Hairdressing & Barbering

Health & Social Care

Hospitality & Catering

IT & Digital Communications


Media (TV & Film)

Motor Vehicle

Painting & Decorating

Performing Arts

Plumbing & Heating

Production Arts

Theatrical Hair & Media Make-Up

Travel & Tourism