International students are integrated fully into all classes and enrichment activities.
Our highly qualified subject teachers are dedicated to your personal academic achievement and will support and encourage you throughout your studies. Our class sizes are small with no more than 22 in a practical subject and 25 in an academic subject.
We also have a tutorial system where you will be part of a Tutor Group with an assigned Tutor who will meet with you as a group on weekly basis and also in one-to-one sessions regularly. Your Tutor will support you with all of your academic and social needs.
English as a Foreign Language (EFL) classes will also be timetabled in as compulsory support subject. These classes are designed to support and improve your use of the English language throughout your course and to formally increase your level of English ready for University. All students will be put forward for an IELTS test in both Year 1 and Year 2.
All of our classrooms are fully equipped with modern equipment and furniture, including interactive whiteboards and internet access.
We also have a performance studio, music and science labs, art studios, photography suite, and a media and film suite.
The first class starts at 8:50am and the last finishes at 16:10pm. The College day includes a break in the morning and afternoon (25 mins) and a lunch break (1 hour). Students will also have blocks of non-timetabled time where they will be expected to self-study making use of the study centres and library facilities.
Students will receive a termly check of progress and a more detailed written report at the end of Year 1. These reports are available online on our Parent Portal and will show academic achievement as well as attendance, timekeeping and attitude.
Students can opt to partake in sport and music enrichment. There is a wide variety of clubs and trips that students can participate in.
The college has a Student Council which is elected by the students and which acts as the voice of students. The council budget is spent on things to improve the life of students.
Careers and Progression
The college has a team of Student Support Tutors and professional careers advice which assists all students in making career decisions, helping them with university choices and subjects. We have a close partnership with Keele University.