Lauren described her time at Sunderland Sixth Form as supportive, welcoming and top class! She progressed to the prestigious LIPA drama school and is now an accomplished actor living in London.

She said:
“I decided to study at Sunderland Sixth Form as it was close to home and had great teaching reviews. I liked the fact that the teachers were so supportive and helpful in believing in my career choices. The environment was friendly and fun.

The best thing about my drama course was the friends I made – both staff and students. I moved away to drama school straight after college but have remained close friends with people from my drama course. My lecturers believed in me all of the time, perhaps even when I didn’t believe in myself, and that was invaluable.

I went to Shiney Row campus, however, having visited the new campus, I think the students are incredibly lucky to have access to such fantastic facilities. I would encourage current and prospective students to take advantage of that as much as possible.

I worked as an actor throughout my time at college going to London on a trip with the drama department really helped me realise that London was where I ultimately wanted to be. I now live there.”

Lauren progressed to drama school (LIPA) and is now a professional actor. She has performed at The Globe in London, filmed a lead in ITVs Vera, played the principal role in pantomime is will be touring with Northern Stage this year in War of The Worlds.

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.