Why Choose Us

  • 1. We're Outstanding!

    Exeter College is rated as Outstanding by Ofsted, Her Majesty's government inspectors. The team of 14 Ofsted inspectors, who visited the college in January 2014, awarded the highest 'Outstanding' grade for Overall Effectiveness as well as across each of the aspect grades of Outcomes for Learners, the Quality of Teaching, Learning and Assessment and the Effectiveness of Leadership and Management.

    The report highlights the impact of the relentless focus of the college on raising standards of teaching and learning, particularly important as the college has recorded successful growth over the last two years. The inspectors praised this approach stating "As a result of highly motivated and experienced staff, the quality of teaching, learning and assessment is outstanding … and has led to the improved and very high outcomes for learners" and it continues to note "Lecturers provide learners with challenging work that prepares them extremely well for further education, training and employment."

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  • 2. A Safe and Friendly City

    In our most recent student survey 99% of our students said that they felt safe at Exeter College. Exeter College is based in the city centre, in the heart of Devon. Exeter is a student friendly city with great places to eat out, a large variety of different shops as well as many historical attractions such as the world famous Cathedral.

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  • 3. Our Results

    In 2018 we celebrated our best ever set of academic A Level results. The college saw an overall pass rate of 99.5% at A Level, 86% A*-C grades, with 29 subjects achieving a 100% pass rate, including Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Spanish, Economics, and Sociology.

  • 4. We give you the best start for the future

    Exeter College Level 3 students are a staggering 10% above the national state school average for getting the essential 3 A Level or equivalent BTEC passes needed for university entry or to gain employment.

  • 5. Modern facilities to help you succeed

    We believe in providing you with the best facilities to help you to succeed, which is why we have recently invested in expanding the Centre for Creative Industries with specialist training areas, additional computer rooms and performance spaces, radio station, dark room and art gallery space and opened a state of the art music centre with recording studios and a fully equipped gym.

    In the past six years we have opened our brand new Technology Centre, a £5.6million Outdoor Education Centre at Haven Banks and a state of the art maths and science centre. Our Maths and Science centre is located on one of the major gateways into the city, and boasts six maths classrooms, a computer science suite and 12 purpose built science labs covering biology, chemistry, physics, environmental science, geology and forensic science. These have all been designed to the highest specifications to enable and support inspirational and innovative teaching.

    All this is on top of our existing facilities, including a High Definition TV Studio, commercial restaurant, hair salons and beauty spa, performance theatre, award-winning Learning Centres and access to the Flybe Training Academy.

  • 6. Indulge your interests with our Enrichment programme

    Our action-packed enrichment programme has something for everyone, whether you are interested in the Ten Tors Challenge and Duke of Edinburgh Award, learning sign language or developing your creative writing skills.

  • 7. Get ahead with our specialist academies

    Our unique academies can help you to excel with additional support, tuition, masterclasses or experiences in hospitality and catering (Michael Caines Academy), journalism (JAx), Enterprise, Sports, Music or for our gifted and talented or to meet the top university entry criteria (Reach Academy).

  • 8. Wide range of courses

    We offer over 30 A Levels, the International Baccalaureate, a wide range of vocational courses and a huge choice of apprenticeship opportunities, studying at all levels, there is something for everyone.

  • 9. Supporting you to achieve your ambitions

    Our international office will be on hand to support you throughout your time at Exeter College and can answer any questions that you might have on any aspect of studying with us. We have a big support team which includes personal tutors, absence monitors, counsellors, nurses, progression officers and welfare and finance officers to make sure you have all the support you need to succeed.

  • 10. English Language Support

    We recognise the importance of helping you to improve your English Language skills whilst studying with us. You will have the opportunity to improve your listening, speaking, reading and writing skills to help you to progress on to University or in to employment.

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