of our students have progressed to a positive destination.
Sunderland College destination data, 16-18 year olds, 2017/18 academic year.
of our students agreed that the teaching on their course is good.
Sunderland College On-programme Survey 2018
Eligible students may be entitled to bursaries and free meals.
|Start Date:||Duration:||Level:||Study mode:||Course location:||Course Type:|
|September||2 Years||Level 3||Full-Time||Bede Campus||Full-time Vocational|
You will need to have five GCSEs at grade 5-9, including Science, Maths & English.
|Study level||Cost||Additional fees|
|16-18||FREE||You will need to provide your own stationery and you will be given the opportunity to take part in trips and visits.|
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.
You will study the following units:
- Principles and Applications of Science
- Practical Scientific Techniques
- Science Investigation Skills
- Forensic Investigation Procedures
- Plus two optional units from:
- Forensic Genetics
- Forensic Traffic Collision Investigation
- Physiology of Body Systems
- Forensic Fire Scene Investigation
After completing this course you could progress onto university.
Employment specifically within Forensic Science is limited, however students with degrees in this subject find employment as Analytical Chemists with companies such as Proctor and Gamble, Glaxo Smith Kline and other companies in the chemical industry. You could also seek employment within the education and health sectors.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
A college can offer a much wider choice of A-Level subjects, plus vocational courses in lots of different subjects and at different levels.
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.
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.
Why choose Sunderland College?
94.7% of our students progressed to further study, university or employment
(*Based on 16-18 year olds desination data 2016/17 academic year)
Our achievement rates are well above the national average.
We have the widest range of courses in the region.
We have recently invested £50 million in our facilities.
Scouts ‘take over’ Sunderland College campus
More than 60 Scouts from across Wearside visited Sunderland College's Bede Campus for a special 'Takeover' event.
Sunderland College STEAM Day
Sunderland College recently ran a STEAM event with a range of activities aimed at students who are looking to progress onto higher education.