The number one choice for STEM

Do you want to pursue a career that shapes the world? For over 20 years City and Islington College has been one of the biggest providers of Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths courses (STEM) in London. The outstanding provision of these subjects is delivered at the College's Sixth Form College, Centre for Applied Sciences and the Centre for Business, Arts and Technology.

From forensics to biology to music technology we provide teaching and learning that will help you achieve your ambition whether you want to become a doctor or a producer. Take a look at what some of our talented students have achieved studying STEM with us.


Louisa Wilson

Studied: Medicine and Medical Bioscience - Access to Higher Education Diploma

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.”

Read Louisa's story

Nathan Watt

Studied: Foundation Degree in Personal Training and Fitness Consultancy 

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."

Read Nathan's story

Spencer Carter

Studied: Medicine and Medical Biosciences – Access to Higher Education

Destination: Was working as a Surveyor, is now studying Dentistry at King’s College London

He said: “I am evidence now that these routes are possible and that you can return to education, work hard, aim high and achieve your ambitions.”

Read Spencer’s story

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Desiree Henry

Studied: BTEC Diploma in Sport Science

Destination: Competing for Great Britain in athletics, winner of European Championship Gold 2014 in 4x100m relay

 I cannot speak highly enough of Candi.” Desiree said. “The College has provided me with the perfect environment to learn about my passion – sport, and has given me the support I need to compete and train."

Ha Ly

Studied: Achieved 4 A* in Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Further Maths

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." 

Read Ha's story


Mehran Naseer

Studied: Functional skills and Creative Media Production

Destination: Has now progressed to study a Foundation Degree in Digital Media Design

Mehran’s dream is to work in the film industry as a film editor.

I want to bring new ideas to the film industry and am passionate about editing and editing software developments."


Thijay Sumoreeah

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.”

Read Thijay's story

Emmanuel Egbuniwe

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.” 

Read Emmanuel's story

Ridwanul Islam

Studied: A Levels in Maths, Physics and Chemistry

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."


Anurudha Roy

Studied: A Levels in Maths, Further Maths, Physics (A*AA)

Destination: Civil Engineering at UCL

 Civil engineering is a really male dominated industry which needs more women and hopefully I can change that a bit.

“My teachers were amazing and the best thing about them was just how much they cared. Anyone who likes maths should definitely study here as when your teacher loves what they do, so will you.”

Hamisha Salih

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." 

Read about Hamisha's story in the Evening Standard

Abdel Mahmoud

Studied: A Levels in Biology, Chemistry and Maths

Destination: UCL to study Medicine 

 Through the College’s careers service I have been going to lectures at UCL this year to get a taste for it. This was an amazing experience which I would never get to see on an open day.”

Centre for Applied Sciences building

Centre for Applied Sciences

In the heart of Angel, this Centre offers you the chance to study Medicine, Pharmacy, Optometry, Sport Science, Forensics, Vet Sciences and Engineering.

Sixth Form College building

Sixth Form College

Based in vibrant Angel, the Sixth Form College has a 25 year track record of delivering success. There are over 30 A Levels on offer from Dance to History of Art to Science.

Centre for Business, Arts and Technology building

Centre for Business, Arts and Technology

Based on Camden Road, Holloway, this is the College’s largest centre offering a range of courses for all ages from media, to fashion to foundation degrees.

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