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Principal's Welcome

A very warm welcome to City and Islington College

Principal's Welcome

Thank you for considering City and Islington College as your place of study in 2014/15.

We are proud to be London’s Leading College, and the only College in London judged outstanding on every measure by Ofsted. Every year thousands of young people across London who choose to study with us achieve excellent academic results.

In August 2013, our students achieved excellent A Level results with an overall pass rate of 98%, and 73% of students achieving A* to C grades. As a result, over 1300 students progressed into higher education in 2012/13 – with many accepted onto courses at prestigious Russell Group universities around the UK.

Students learn in one of our five centres, each of which has a unique environment of students and staff focused on courses and qualifications within a particular specialism. Each centre offers excellent teaching, resources and support in their subjects, as well as providing a vast range of enrichment activities for students including the Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme.

The college has well-established and well-regarded provision for Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM), which is growing in popularity with both students and employers. We continue to develop this important area by working with universities, and our employer and school partners.

We are extremely proud of all our students and place a very high value on their views of the college. Every year we survey all students and they tell us the college makes them feel safe (95%), that they enjoy studying here (90%) and are treated with respect by staff (93%). 91% of all students would recommend their course to a friend. Students are at the centre of all we do as a college. Whether you are taking an academic or vocational route to your further study, I hope very much that you will choose to join us and become part of the next chapter in our success story.

Frank McLoughlin CBE
Principal