Andrew described his time at Sunderland College enjoyable, challenging and enriching. He progressed to Sunderland University and is now teaching.

He said:
“I decided to study at Sunderland College because of the opportunities that the College offers. The best thing about the College was the positive and supportive relationship between staff and students. It was a wonderful atmosphere at the campus I attended.

The best thing about the course was the opportunities that arose for extra-curricular activities, and how it sets you up for employment within the arts and beyond. I took part in a movement company and drama club, both of which, provided me with the confidence and ability to problem solve – something I have since transferred into my current employment.

The staff were brilliant and really took the time to allow students to become who they wanted to be.”

Andrew progressed to Sunderland University and is now a teacher and part of the management team leading maths at New Penshaw Academy.

Student success stories

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.