We offer an unbeatable combination of course choice, teaching quality and excellence, to give you a fantastic student experience and help you reach your dream university or career. Our A Level progress scores are the highest of any state school or college in Swindon and Cirencester and we have the highest achievement rates of any local college.
You can now apply for September 2021 entry!
We have made significant updates to our website and course search to reflect the fantastic new 16-18 course offer for September 2021 entry, across both our Queens Drive and North Star campuses.
98% overall pass rate for A Level
100% pass rate in 27 subjects
41% grades at A*-B
71% grades at A*-C
58% Distinctions achieved in BTEC Extended Diploma
“One of the reasons I enjoy studying here is because in comparison to school or sixth form, I am treated like an adult, which is really refreshing. I study the Pre-Teaching award, which has given me invaluable experience towards my university choice and future career. After College, I will be studying a Primary Education Degree at Bath Spa University!”
“The teachers are very supportive and encouraging; they offer great support with difficult concepts and topics. My teachers in my science subjects are very clear and always give us advice on how we can improve our work.”
“When I visited many colleges and sixth forms in my last year at school, New College stood out to me. The modern technology has given me a head start to prepare for my university courses, as I’d love to study media in the future.”
“My family and friends recommended New College to me. The variety of courses on offer are great, and the teachers are always happy to help.”
From September 2020, we have been offering a Week A/B model. Half of the students are physically in College one week and the other half follow the timetable remotely, logging in to access a live stream of the lessons. Remote teaching sessions are delivered using a variety of methods including including our Virtual learning environment and Microsoft Teams. We have already expanded, improved and developed our online and remote teaching and learning provision over several months. Now that we are again in national lockdown we have continued to teach remotely and believe that we are significantly ahead of other providers in this respect so moving to 100% online delivery is not a challenge for us. We are confident that our students will reap the advantages and benefits of this and will ultimately be in a very good place for achievement and onward progression after this academic year. We will continue to invest times, resources and effort into ensuring that we can deliver the very best provision for our learners.
Every summer, students worry that they will not be able to access a College place if their GCSE results were not as expected. Please do not worry!
At August Enrolment, which takes place around GCSE Results Day, you will have the opportunity to discuss your study programme with a lecturer.
We have courses at every level and we will find you a suitable place.
All of our courses have individual entry requirements; it is important you check these through our guides and information sheets on the website. To study A Levels with us, we expect you to have a minimum of 5 GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including English Language and Maths.
The short answer is yes, but you may need to change your study programme if you don’t meet the published minimum entry requirements for your chosen course. We have many Level 2 courses for you to choose from – vocational qualifications which can be studied alongside retakes in the above subjects, or if you prefer, you can study GCSE subjects with us. In either case, we will work with you to improve your GCSE grade in English and/or Maths.
All of our A Level pathways include 3 A Level subjects or equivalents. This will make you a full time student and give you the opportunity to potentially attend university after you complete studies with us. Very able students (those achieving six or more grade 7-9s) will be encouraged to join our High Flyers programme and undertake additional qualifications such as the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ).