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Useful Facts and Statistics about the College

City of Sunderland College currently employs over 900 staff and over one academic year has upward of 14,000 students :

  • 3,500 full-time
  • 10,000 part-time
  • 650 higher education
  • 160 international

We have 5 main college centres located throughout the City:

  • Bede
  • Shiney Row
  • Hylton
  • Doxford International
  • Phoenix House

As well as courses running at many venues throughout the local community.

Exam Results for Full-Time Students

The College is celebrating its best ever achievements making it one of the most successful colleges in the country.

A Level Results:

  • 612 subject entries produced a 96% pass rate
  • 11 of the subjects produced a 100% pass rate
  • Average of 292 UCAS points per student - almost equivalent to 3 B's
  • 271 UCAS points per male student
  • 307 UCAS points per female student 
  • 170 students gained the equivalent of 4 or more A Levels

Vocational A Level Results:

  • 96% pass rate, 7% above the national average
  • 203 UCAS points per student, the equivalent of 2 Grade B's, and a 34% rise from the previous year 
  • 195 UCAS points per male student
  • 213 UCAS  points per female student


Offical OFSTED Inspection Summary Report - May 2006

How we were graded

The College was graded as 'Good' for all five areas, which were:

  • Effectiveness of provision
  • Capacity to improve
  • Achievements and standards
  • Quality of provision
  • Leadership and management

The Key Strengths

These were seen as:

  • Success rates well above average for all learners at all levels
  • Good and improving quality of teaching and learning
  • Outstanding range of programmes to meet the needs of learners
  • Well developed and popular enrichment programmes
  • Very good collaborative work with 11-16 schools, employers, the community and the local authority
  • Clear and effective strategic direction at senior management level

Other general comments

Inspectors mentioned the following, which apply to the college in general:

  • Most learners make good progress
  • Resources to support learning are good
  • Buildings are well maintained and provide a safe environment
  • Comprehensive student support and welfare services are available
  • Guidance and support for learners are good
  • Lessons are generally well planned
  • The College's approach to educational and social inclusion is outstanding


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