Class of 2015
Every year City and Islington College welcomes thousands of students to its five diverse campuses to study courses from GCSEs to A Levels to foundation degrees. The students featured in the Class of 2015 represent a small portion of the bold ambitions that are achieved each year. We hope their examples inspire you to achieve your ambitions with us in 2015/16.
Destination: University of Sheffield to study an LLB in Criminology and Law
I have loved studying Psychology and my ambition for the future is to become a barrister. Due to my childhood, I am passionate about justice and my teachers have fuelled my drive to use my skills to make a safer and fairer society.”
Destination: Oxford University to study English and Spanish
I am so happy to have received my results and to be progressing to one of the top universities in the world. I have really enjoyed studying languages at the College, and the careers service and Oxbridge Prospects have provided me with so much support to achieve my goal.”
Destination: BSc in International Relations at the London School of Economics
At school we were just talked at, but studying Access we have discussions and debates on topics such as the US and China’s tense relationship, the Israel Palestine conflict and the Vietnam War.”
Destination: Intends to work in the NHS in legal services
Now I am working in the NHS, earning and learning and have experience to put on my CV such as project management and public speaking. I am now a massive advocate for apprenticeships and work based learning."
Destination: Southbank University to study Adult Nursing with ambition of becoming a health visitor
The facilities at the College are excellent, it is easy to get to and my tutor has gone above and beyond to support us getting into university."
Destination: Applied Medical Science at University College London
I was pushed away from science in places I had studied before, but studying at City and Islington gave me the belief, direction and support to achieve what I have.”
Studied: Extended Diploma in Engineering
Destination: BEng in Biomedical Engineering at University College London (UCL)
I have gained an ocean of knowledge studying here. The world we live in is built upon STEM subjects and there are various disciplines and routes you can take at the College.”
Destination: Cambridge University to study Medicine
The best things about my course were the demonstrations and practical sessions – they were really fun. My teachers have taught me so well and I would highly recommend them to any new student."
Destination: London School of Economics to study International Relations and History
If you want to go to a top university and tell the College of your ambition, I promise you - they will get you there!"
Anabel Pepscu Saelo
Destination: London College of Fashion
I feel I have improved so much and the environment at the College has been perfect for me to grow as an artist and a person.”
Destination: BA Honours degree in Social Pedagogy, Education and Youth Practice at Canterbury Christ Church University
I want to make a difference and to help improve the life chances of young people"
Destination: Won scholarship to teach and learn at the Michael Johnson Performance camp in Texas, USA
The experience has been brilliant, and I could not have done any of it without the course and my tutor at the College. If you are passionate about personal training and fitness then this is an ideal route for you to take."
Studied: Foundation Diploma in Art and Design
Destination: Communication Design at the prestigious Glasgow School of Art (GSA)
Before I enrolled on the course my outlook was narrow, but straight away my teachers encouraged me to try and explore techniques and approaches which I was not comfortable with which has really helped my development”
Destination: Higher Apprenticeship with Tesco’s
I knew quite early on studying A Levels that university would not be for me. The careers team at the College really helped me out and provided me with a lot of guidance.”
Destination: LLB (Hons) Law at the University of Law
Being able to gain a place at a reputable university like The University of Law makes all the hard work worthwhile. I still cannot believe I’m finally going to university.”
Destination: University College London to study Mechanical Engineering
The Sixth Form College is amazing. I have had so much support and my ambition for the future is to be an engineer."
Studied: A*AA in Biology, Chemistry and Maths
Destination: University of Liverpool to study Medicine
The Careers team arranged for me to gain experience in hospitals. This was special because I had not done it before and it has really shaped where I want go."
Studied: Extended Diploma in Engineering
Destination: Kingston University to study Aerospace Engineering
On my course I have really enjoyed putting the theory we learn in to practice. The facilities at the Centre are fantastic and there are brand new workshops where we can use industry standard laser machines, computers and 3D printers.”
Studied: A Levels in Media, Spanish and Drama
Destination: University of Nottingham to study Spanish and International Media with Communications
Studying at this College has been amazing. The teachers are so supportive, I am so pleased with my results and cannot wait to go to university."
Destination: Roehampton University to study a degree in Teaching.
As soon as I started the course I was treated with respect and like an adult. My teachers planned their lessons well and have been very supportive.”
Destination: King’s College London to study Adult Nursing
I cannot put in to words what it means to me to be offered these places, save that I feel that I have finally done it, finally made it.”
Destination: Has secured a job working in payroll at Islington Council
I am very pround to receive this award. The College has helped me to take the right courses to get on to the career ladder and I am really looking forward to the future."
Class of 2014
Many of our students achieve their ambitions every year. Read just some of their stories here.
How to enrol
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Why choose us?
City and Islington offers excellent teaching, an unbeatable central London location, great facilities and affordable accommodation.