Adam came to Sunderland College straight from school to study BTEC Music prior to progressing to his foundation degree. He now works for D’Addario, the world’s largest manufacturer of musical instrument accessories, based in Newcastle. He described his experience at the College as educational, entertaining and valuable.

He said:
“The quality and passion of the lecturers was evident from my first meeting. The best thing about the course was the wide variety of subjects covered, the passion and dedication of the teaching team, the once-in-a-lifetime opportunities such as overseas educational trips and being able to perform in some of the region’s most prestigious venues.

The atmosphere around the campus and the community spirit was excellent.”

Adam progressed to Newcastle University and was self-employed for several years as a musician and teacher. He is now a Product Specialist at D’Addario, the world’s largest manufacturer of musical instrument accessories.

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Maths and English for a Successful Future

Maths and English are everywhere! They are important life skills that will help you to achieve your best in your studies and to progress to your dream career. A GCSE Maths and English qualification could be the difference between being accepted onto a university course or getting a job promotion.

98% of our students progress to a positive destination

*Destination data for Sunderland College students aged 16-18, academic year 2017/18).

Why choose Sunderland College?

Our achievement rates are well above the national average.

We are the College of the Year.

(*Top college nationally for BTECs, Pearson 2019)

100% of our HND and HNC students progressed to employment or further study. 

(*Destination data, academic year 2016/17, HNC 19+)

We have recently invested £50 million in our facilities.