Courses are still enrolling - but time is running out
Students seeking a brighter future can still enrol for success at ambitious South Tyneside College.
A range of courses and vocational qualifications remain open to youngsters looking to gain qualifications at a college rated one of the best in the North East. But they are warned time is running out, with Friday’s 4pm deadline looming.
Courses available include English language and literature, maths, sciences, music, and arts and crafts, with vocational qualifications in health care, construction, motor vehicle, engineering and business, also available. Those proving especially popular are catering and health and beauty.
Alison Maynard, Director of Curriculum, Planning and Learner Engagement, said: “There’s never been a better time to study at South Tyneside College.
“Standards are rising across the college and recent A-level results were fantastic, testament to the hard work of students and staff alike.
“South Tyneside was the only college in the region to receive an improved Ofsted grading whereas the standards of competitors either remained the same or declined.”
South Tyneside College’s exam results last month were exceptional, with A-level students achieving a 99.1 percent pass rate – one of the best set of results in the North East.
Students on vocational programmes also achieved outstanding results, with many courses showing 100 percent pass rates.
The college hopes its overall attraction to those aged up to 19 thinking of going into full-time further education will be cemented further through a raft of other incentives.
These include discounted ‘fine dining’ in the Bistro 150 restaurant, discounted haircuts, beauty treatments and gym membership, and free careers advice and support when applying to university-level course.
There is also the chance to be entered into national student competitions and awards, free personal protective equipment and course kits for designated courses, and excellent support from tutors and Personal Learning Coaches.
Some students can also enjoy free travel by applying for a free Tyne and Wear Network One bus pass, which can be used on any bus, the Tyne and Wear Metro, and Shields ferry, day and night, seven days a week.
Although means tested to households earning less than £20,817 a year, it can save those aged 16-18 £573 annually when compared to a paid-for monthly travel pass.
And students who did not get the GCSE maths and English grades they were seeking can re-sit free of charge if they enrol on another course.
Students can apply for the travel pass, and get more information about the benefits by contacting Student Services on 0191 427 3900.