School Leavers

New applicants

Please apply for both campuses using the link above. As soon as you apply, we will contact you to invite you in for a fast-track interview/enrolment

Guaranteed places

We will work with you to ensure that you enrol on the right level of course for you. We have plenty of courses available at Level 1/2, including GCSE English and Maths, which will help you to progress to the next level.

Reasons to choose us

Fantastic Course Choice Over 150 courses, including: 37 A levels; vocational courses; Apprenticeships and GCSEs. Progression opportunities - courses from Entry Level to level 3, plus HE and degree-level courses.

Fantastic course choice:

  • Over 150 courses, including: 37 A levels; vocational courses; Apprenticeships and GCSEs
  • Progression opportunities - courses from Entry Level to Level 3, plus HE and degree-level courses
  • A Level Pathways - underpinned by an employability focus and with a clear career/university destination
  • "Extraordinary Extras" - enrichment initiatives designed to support your A Level pathway and develop your skills

Quality and Excellence

  • We are number 1 for College Achievement rates amongst local colleges
  • We are the top performing state school/college for A Level progress in Swindon and Cirencester
  • In Summer 2019, our A Level pass rates were on a par with, or better than, most local 6th forms
  • 6th out of 186 colleges for GCSE Maths progress
  • 9th out of 186 colleges for GCSE English Language Progress

Destinations – University and Jobs

  • 500+ students go on to University each year, including Oxbridge and Russell Group Universities
  • A high number of our students go on to jobs and Apprenticeships
  • Regular visits from universities and employers
  • Specialist career and HE advice

Focus on Employability

  • Business mentoring and industry work placement schemes
  • Links with over 500 businesses through our Business Services Division, Fast Forward, Swindon College
  • Work with employers including Catalent, Imagine Cruising, Nationwide, GWH Recycling Technologies, Torin-Sifan, St James's Place and Holiday Inn

Outstanding Support

  • We offer student bursaries to help cover the costs of College
  • We have a large, experienced Student Services team providing advice and support on a range of issues
  • Additional Support team with fully qualified Dyslexia teachers/assessors
  • Additional Learning Support mentors
  • Wellbeing and General mentors
  • Full-time dedicated personal tutors providing one-to-one support and group activities
  • Qualified College nurses and counsellors

Great Staff and Facilities

If that's not enough, we have an unbeatable combination of teaching excellence, courses, support and resources. We are committed to Equality, Diversity, Inclusion and Excellence.