Sunderland College has maintained its position as the top performing college in the area.
The recently published performance league tables, show that students who study at Sunderland College achieve higher grades than any other college in the area for both A-Level and vocational courses.
Ellen Thinnesen, Principal of Sunderland College, said: “We’re delighted that the performance tables highlight once again that we’re the top performing college in the area. It’s a real testament to the hard work of our students and also our wonderful teaching and support staff who strive to ensure all of their students achieve their full potential”.
“In the summer, the College celebrated achieving a 99% pass rate for A-Levels for the seventh year in a row and this combined with the performance tables strongly demonstrates our commitment to providing high quality learning to our students.”
As well as being the largest A-Level provider within the city, Sunderland College also delivers over 100 vocational courses in a range of areas from engineering, digital software through to science and sport
Ellen added: “We’re particularly pleased that the performance tables show that the students who study vocational courses with us, achieve higher grades than at any other college within the North East.
“We’ll be looking to build upon this with the opening of our new £29 million City Campus in September 2016. The new facility will provide an exceptional learning environment for our vocational students, providing them with the necessary skills for employment and progression into higher levels of study.”
City Campus will be the college’s flagship professional and technical campus, offering a wide range of courses in advanced engineering, manufacturing, construction trades, automotive trades, travel and tourism, hair and beauty, and catering and hospitality.
Featuring state-of-the-art teaching facilities for up to 2,000 students, the high-tech campus will also be home to the college’s commercial ventures including a fine dining restaurant, bakery, travel agency, car repair service, luxury spa, and hair, beauty and barbering salons.