Sunderland College has strengthened its position as the top performing college in the region for both A-Level and vocational courses.
Recently published performance league tables show that students who study at Sunderland College achieve higher grades than any other college in the region.
Anne Isherwood, Principal of Sunderland College, said: “Once again the performance tables highlight that Sunderland College is the top performing college in the region. They prove that our teaching, facilities and high expectations make a real difference for our students, guiding them on the pathway to success.”
“It’s no surprise given both our position in the league tables and 99% pass rate that more students choose to study their A-Levels with us, than anywhere else in the region. The results we achieve enable them to go on to study at top Universities.”
One of Sunderland College’s students who has gone on to secure a place at Cambridge University is Dominic O’Neill, 18, from Roker. He achieved top A-Level grades and is now studying Medicine, with the ambition of becoming a doctor after his studies.
He said: “I enjoy helping others, volunteering in the community and I’ve always liked science, so it seemed that studying medicine would be a natural progression for me into a career where I would combine all three passions.”
Nigel Harrett, Deputy Principal at Sunderland College, said: “Sunderland College’s league-topping position is testament to the hard work of our students and the commitment of our lecturers who deliver high quality teaching.
“We are absolutely thrilled with our position in the performance league tables. Our A-Level lecturers are highly experienced and specialise in teaching solely A-Levels to the young people of the region. It’s fantastic to know that we are helping to guide a bigger proportion of our students than ever before to achieve the top grades which makes it even more pleasing for us.”
The college is well-known as a top-class A-Level provider and also delivers over 100 professional and technical vocational courses in a range of areas from engineering, digital software through to science and sport.
Anne added: “The college is really well established as a provider of A-Level courses, and that is in no small part down to the fantastic results we have achieved over the years. We’re incredibly proud of that record. All of our courses are geared towards giving our students skills for employment, working in partnership with a wide range of employers across the North East.”