City and Islington College Student Destinations 2015/16

03 March 2017

In 2015/16 City and Islington College enhanced its strong reputation for providing excellent destination outcomes for its students. 1330 students progressed on to Higher Education courses from the college with the proportion of young people going to university increasing.

While a third of this overall total came from the Sixth Form Centre students progressing to Higher Education from CIC vocational courses increased by 8% compared to the previous year. CIC maintained its strong track record of progressing students to Russell Group Universities with Queen Mary University of London being the most popular destination in this category. Five students from the college progressed to courses at Oxford and Cambridge including two adult students who are studying degrees at colleges for mature students. Middlesex University was the most popular HE destination with 144 students choosing this as a destination. The top subject choices for the CIC student body were Science. Humanities, Engineering, Technology and Law. CIC is also proud of its inclusive approach to HE progression as the proportion of Black & Minority Ethnic students going university increased compared to the previous year. Similarly, the number of students who entered the college with very low GCSE scores and progressed to university increased by 3% compared to the previous year. CIC also supports progression to non-HE destinations. In 2015/16 the majority of college centres increased their numbers progressing from the college into employment or apprenticeships.

Some examples of positive student destinations from all CIC centres.

At the Sixth Form College Rahel Berhane Dagne progressed from an ESOL Level 1 course in 2014 to secure a place at Cambridge University to study Economics and was awarded a prestigious UBS Outstanding Student Award. Shama Aktar, a pupil from Elizabeth Garrett Anderson School, was successful in gaining sponsorship from Trowers and Hamlins International Law Firm to support her study of Law at City University.

At the Centre for Business Arts and Technology Omar Idrissi began as a Level 1 student working his way up through the levels  to achieve the relevant grades on his Extended Diploma in Business course to be able to progress to university. He is now at Royal Holloway studying Business Management. Ishwari Bhalerao enrolled on the Foundation Diploma Art & Design course with a portfolio of work she made in India and produced work of a high enough standard to be able to progress onto the highly prestigious Slade School of Arts.

At the Centre for Lifelong Learning Anna Chacko and Kathryn Hollie Wells both successfully progressed from Access to Humanities to study degrees at Cambridge University. Anna is studying Anglo Saxon, Norse and Celtic at Wolfson College and Hollie is studying English Literature at Lucy Cavendish College. Both students were nominated for the OCN London Access Michael Sargent Bursary Award

At the Centre for Health, Social and Child Care Godze Maung-Gyi started at CHSCC as a Level 1 student and went on to complete the Level 3 Early Years Education Diploma in Childcare. She is now at Middlesex University studying Early Years Education. Maryan Kahlif, a refugee from Somalia, excelled on her Access to Health & Human Sciences course and is currently on the 1st year of a BSc in Adult Nursing at Middlesex University.

At the Centre for Applied Sciences Michael Bingley successfully used the Access to Medicine & Medical Bio Sciences route to secure his goal of studying Medicine at the University of Southampton. Blaize McBride overcame challenges to exceed her target grades on her Forensics Science course and achieve distinctions. She is now studying Psychology with Applied Forensic Investigation at the University of West London.

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