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Top 5 reasons to study at Exeter College!

  • 1. A Great Location

    The city centre is on your doorstep - the city has a lot to offer, from Topshop to Hollister and Subway to Nandos!

    We are easy to get to by bus, train, cycle, car or on foot! - over 60% of students travel from outside Exeter.

  • 2. Our Courses and Facilities

    We offer over 40 A Levels, the International Baccalaureate, a wide range of vocational courses and a huge choice of apprenticeship opportunities!

    Our high quality facilities include a HDTV Studio, commercial restaurant, hair salons and beauty spa, performance theatre, award-winning Learning Centres and much much more!

    New and recent developments include the Technology Centre, the management of the Haven Banks Outdoor Education Centre, the Maths School, a new Radio Station, the new 'Exwick Sports Hub', a state of the art Sports Hall and specialist Maths and Science Centre.

  • 3. Get involved and have fun

    Join the SRC - Our student representative group play a crucial role in ensuring your student voice is heard across the college. You can put yourself forward to be elected!

    Take part in Fundraising - You can vote for and get involved in charity fundraising for the College Charity of the Year. Raise money through Jailbreak, cake stalls , Carol Festival, fancy dress, and other charity events!

    Get involved in Enrichment - Take part in a huge range of exciting activities alongside your studies and make new friends - sports, comic book workshop, ten tors, big bang, basketball and volleyball to name a few...

  • 4. Support that works

    A personal tutor will support your academic and personal progress, keep you updated about the wide range of opportunities available and support your progression.

    In your tutorials you will look at personal safety, financial capability, health and wellbeing and contributing to your community.

    Our employability and progression team will ensure you have all the information, advice and guidance you need to make the right choices about your future progression.

  • 5. Our outstanding results

    Our success rates at all levels are consistently well above the national average!

    Our vocational/BTEC success rates at all levels are consistently well above the national average and our A Level success rates exceed the often used ‘gold standard’ of sixth form colleges.

    In 2015, the A Level pass rate was 99.4% with almost half of A Level students gaining A*, A and B grades. The International Baccalaureate (IB) achievements are above the UK and world average. Our current Apprenticeships success rate would, using 2013-2014 league tables, place Exeter College as the seventh highest performing college in the country.

    We are Ofsted Outstanding

    In January 2014, Ofsted awarded us Grade 1 'Outstanding' for Outcomes for Learners, Teaching, Learning and Assessment, Leadership and Management and Overall Effectiveness which makes Exeter College one of the top performing colleges in the country!

    BTEC College of the Year

    In July 2014, Exeter College was awarded the accolade of BTEC College of the Year!

    95% of our Level 3 learners progress into futher or higher education or onto employment!

    Training Provider of the year for Apprenticeships

    In 2015, we were recognised as Training Provider of the Year at the Apprenticeships 4 England Awards.

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