Weston College has undergone a complete transformation in the past ten years.
Academic results are consistently above national benchmarks and place us not only as the top-performing college in the South West, but also one of the most successful in the country.
Dr Paul Phillips OBE
"It's an exciting time to be joining Weston College"
In 2013, our A Level pass rate was an outstanding 97%, with 78% gaining A*-C grades and 59% A*- B. We also achieved a 99% pass rate among degree students, with 22% achieving a First Class Honours Degree – well above the national average of 16%.
And the success story continued for our vocational programmes, with 99% pass rates across levels 1, 2 and 3.
Weston College is also the place to choose for work-based learning, with more than 90% or our apprentices offered permanent jobs at the end of their programmes.
These results are testament not only to the excellence of our students but the commitment and ability of our teaching staff. We not only provide our students with the best educational opportunities in the area but by our ongoing work with schools and the local community we can also give Weston something to be proud of.
Weston College provides a huge range of courses to ensure you develop the skills employers and universities are looking for. We offer more than 100 vocational courses for both adult learners and school leavers, 25 A Levels and an ever-increasing range of popular apprenticeships. We also provide the opportunity to study 22 Foundation Degrees and 11 BA/BSc Honours top-ups with our partner universities.
We are the only education provider in North Somerset that gives you the opportunity to progress from an entry-level course to a degree.
Whatever you choose to study, your time spent at Weston will increase your skills, boost your confidence and open up major opportunities for your future.
We have invested heavily in our buildings and facilities to ensure we offer our students the best possible resources in the South West.
Our state-of-the-art University Campus opened houses arts, media, design, music and a Sixth Form Centre, as well as degree-level education delivered in partnership with Bath Spa University.
The Knightstone Campus also includes the latest technologies and state-of-the-art facilities including an industry-standard fitness suite and gym, world-class training kitchens, a top restaurant, Higher Education Centre, Electrical Installation Training Centre and a Learning Resource Centre.
The South West Skills Campus - our third campus, located in an eight and a half-acre site on Locking Road in Weston-super-Mare - opened in September 2010. This campus contains our the Construction and Engineering Centre of Excellence, our bespoke Business Enterprise Centre (BEC) and superb motor vehicle maintenance and repair centre.
Our last Ofsted report was exceptional, with recognition of high quality teaching and learning, coupled with state-of-the-art resources. It praised our “rich and varied curriculum” and the way it meets the needs of students, employers and the community.
I am very proud of all that Weston College offers to our students - exciting courses, superb facilities and innovative methods of delivery, ensure you have the opportunity to achieve great success.
It's an exciting time to be joining Weston College - I look forward to welcoming you in the near future.
- Dr Paul Phillips OBE, Weston College Principal and Chief Executive