Natalie described her time at Sunderland College as rewarding, challenging and supportive. She is now studying cellular and molecular biology at Newcastle University.

She said:
“I decided to study at Sunderland College because it had a good reputation and the staff were friendly and supportive during the open days that I attended.

I liked the close knit community feel within the College. The staff were always happy to help, and constantly motivated and supported you.

The best thing about the course was the variety of options I had in A-Levels, which really worked for me as I could mix and match subjects and didn’t have to commit to one subject of study. I also studied EPQ, which really benefited my transition to university: It allowed me to develop my confidence in writing academic reports and referencing. I also was able to spend time studying a specific topic that I was really interested in!”

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.