• 100%

    pass rate in A-Level Politics

    Summer 2019

  • 99.1%

    overall A-Level pass rate.

    Summer 2019 (including Diploma Criminology)

  • 100%

    pass rate in 20 A-Level subjects

    Summer 2019 (including Diploma Criminology)

What’s it all about?

If you want to challenge the system and challenge politicians and debate meaningful issues, then this course is for you. Whether you want to get into politics, become a journalist or enter law

You will need five GCSEs at grades 5-9, including English Language

Study levelCostAdditional fees
16-18FREEYou will need to provide your own stationery and you will be given the opportunity to take part in trips and visits.
19+please enquireYou will need to provide your own stationery and you will be given the opportunity to take part in trips and visits.

You will be taught using active and collaborative learning approaches, as well as individual reading and written assignments. You will be expected to keep up with current affairs by reading newspapers, watching and listening to the news and you will also

English and Maths are important life skills that will help you to achieve your best in your studies and progress to your dream career. If you have not already achieved grade 9-4 in GCSE Maths and/ or English at school, we will support you to improve your skills.

Mon-Fri, 9am-4pm. Days and times of study are subject to change. Timetables are confirmed at the start of term.

Your Curriculum Team

Adam Sams

Open Days

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Why college is different to school

A fresh start

Sometimes you just need a clean break to become the person you were destined to be. Starting college is the perfect opportunity to break free and become that new person!

New people

Our diverse student community means that you will meet lots of new people of different ages, backgrounds and interests, so you can enjoy making lifelong friendships!

Specialist Staff

Most of our lecturers are industry savvy and are experts in teaching 16-18 year olds. They have lots of valuable experience and knowledge to pass onto you.

Independence

College is a more mature and relaxed environment than school and you are treated like an adult. You’ll be on first name terms with your lecturers so no more Sir and Miss! You can also start to make your own decisions.

Free time

Your timetable will be very different to school. You will have a lot more free time to take part in extra-curricular activities, study, or get extra money and work experience with a part-time job.

Different environment

College is a very different learning environment to school. You may even become more inspired and have a new motivation to work towards your future goal in a college environment.

More choice

A college can offer a much wider choice of A-Level subjects, plus vocational courses in lots of different subjects and at different levels.

More opportunities

You will have the opportunity to take part in lots of different activities outside of the classroom to boost your confidence and help you develop your skills and personal qualities.

Specialist facilities

A college can invest in an extensive range of industry-standard facilities to give you the skills and knowledge to prepare for university or employment, and can also offer subjects that need specialist facilities.

99.1% overall pass rate for A-Levels

(*Summer 2019).

Why choose Sunderland College for A-Levels?

We have a 100% pass rate in 20 A-Level subjects.

(*Summer 2019)

We offer the widest range of A-Level subjects in the region.

Our teaching staff are A-Level experts and specialise in teaching 16-19 year olds.

Our High Achievers programme supports gifted and talented students to reach their full potential by developing their skills and talents.

We have excellent pastoral and academic support from our dedicated sixth form staff.

We have an extensive enrichment programme and links with universities.

Student Testimonials

91%

of our students agreed that the help and support that the College provides is good.*

*Sunderland College On-programme Survey 2017

Student Testimonials

91%

of our students agreed that the help and support that the College provides is good.*

*Sunderland College On-programme Survey 2017

Student Testimonials

91%

of our students agreed that the help and support that the College provides is good.*

*Sunderland College On-programme Survey 2017

Careers

94.7% of our students have progressed to a positive destination.

Browse or search for the available courses that lead to the career you want.

Elected officers and representatives

Elected representatives in national government formulate and ratify legislation and government policy, act as elected representatives in Parliament, European Parliament, Regional Parliaments or Assemblies, and as representatives of the government and its executive. Elected officers in local government act as representatives in the local authority and participate in the formulation, ratification and implementation of local government policies.

Medium Salary

£ 33342

376 people employed as Elected officers and representatives in the current year.

Public services associate professionals

Public services associate professionals supervise, manage and undertake general administrative work in national and local government departments, organise the activities of local offices of national government departments, and promote the image and understanding of an organisation and its products and services to consumers and other specified audiences.

Medium Salary

£ 36462

4678 people employed as Public services associate professionals in the current year.

National government administrative occupations

Job holders in this unit group undertake a variety of administrative and clerical duties in national government departments, and in local offices of national government departments.

Medium Salary

£ 23046

15542 people employed as National government administrative occupations in the current year.

Student life

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