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13 of the best reasons for school leavers to choose Exeter College in 2018


After your child has finished their GCSEs, supporting them to make the right choice when it comes to their future can seem confusing – but it doesn’t have to be daunting.
Exeter College is holding its next open event on Wednesday, January 17, 2018, from 5-8pm, giving visitors the perfect opportunity to learn about everything the college has to offer.
If your child is leaving school this year and making important decisions about their future, here are 13 reasons why you should make Exeter College your child’s first choice.
Top-class teaching
Exeter College was rated an Ofsted Grade One Outstanding college in January 2014, thanks to the commitment, passion and dedication of its students, staff, and the college community.
UK leader

Exeter College is rated ‘Gold’ for university-level teaching and learning
Exeter College was named the best FE college in the country for the second consecutive year, after achieving its best-ever academic results, and is rated ‘Gold’ for university-level teaching and learning.
The right course for your child

There’s a wide range of study options available at Exeter College (Image: Matt Austin)
Exeter College’s broad range of courses and programmes mean that your child can choose the area of study that best suits their needs, abilities and interests.
The college has an exceptionally wide range of A Levels, International Baccalaureate (IB), apprenticeships and vocational courses, at a broad range of levels.

You can study a broad range of courses and programmes at Exeter College (Image: Matt Austin)
Exeter College is proud to celebrate the achievements of all the young people in its college community. It saw its best-ever academic results in 2017, with an amazing 165 students achieving an A* grade. One of its apprentices, Jordan, even won a ‘Gold’ award as the best young plumber in the country. #ExeCollProud
Inspirational academies

The Michael Caines Academy is supported by the celebrity TV chef and entrepreneur
Exeter College offers a range of exciting academies, including its Sports Academy, providing an opportunity for gifted and talented sports performers to focus on their chosen sport, in a supportive and specialist environment, while studying academic or vocational qualifications. Others include:
The Exeter Chiefs Rugby Academy, which gives young rugby players the chance to follow in the stud-marks of their rugby legends.
The Michael Caines Academy, which is supported by celebrity TV chef and entrepreneur Michael Caines and nurtures the future generation of talented restauranteurs and chefs.
Reach Academy, a unique initiative for the most academically-gifted students, encouraging young people to stretch themselves academically and aim high in university and career ambitions.
There is also the Journalism Academy, Music Academy, and Flybe Academy, as well as the Performing Arts Academy, which supports gifted and talented performing stars of the future.
Caring and supportive

All full-time students at Exeter College have a personal tutor
Exeter College’s dedicated Student Experience Team provides support and care. All full-time students have a personal tutor who supports learners with their academic and personal progress during their time at college, including one-to-one tutorials.
Excellent, subsidised transport links
More than 60 per cent of learners at Exeter College come from outside of Exeter. All of its sites are easily accessible, and the college runs a subsidised travel pass scheme.
Investment in Outstanding facilities
Exeter College has just opened Europe’s largest robotics and virtual welding FE centre, and a brand new 3G pitch.
A leader in STEM

Exeter College is rated Ofsted Grade One Outstanding
Exeter College is a recognised leader in the provision of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths) subjects. Learners are able to take advantage of excellent facilities and expert teaching. Specialist facilities include the college’s state-of-the-art Maths and Science Centre.
Working together

Exeter College is a recognised leader in the provision of STEM subjects
Exeter College places a great deal of importance on keeping strong links between with parents, carers and guardians.
Moving on up
The Exeter College Progression and Employability Team will help your child make informed decisions about their future.
Stand out from the crowd

Stand out from the crowd at Exeter College
From debating to dance, your child will find something at Exeter College to help them stand out from the crowd.
Dedicated advice team
The Exeter College dedicated advice team is trained to give advice and guidance about college and help make sense of all the choices.
Don’t miss the Exeter College Open Event on Wednesday, January 17, 2018, from 5-8pm. Register online today at www.exe-coll.ac.uk/1618/OpenEvents
When you register, you’ll receive the event programme and a reminder email to your inbox before the event.
The Exeter College School Leavers’ Course Guide details everything you and your child need to know about college life, the options on offer, and how to apply. Download a copy today at www.exe-coll.ac.uk/1618/Courses/guide
Don’t forget your child can also apply online. It’s recommended that your child apply by the end of January 2018 (applications stay open throughout the year), to guarantee an early interview and to allow them to focus on their GCSEs.
Source: Devon live