Why Choose Guildford College
Deciding where and what to study after GCSEs are possibly some of the most important and life changing choices your son or daughter will make. We understand the challenges facing them as they take the next step in their education and aim to provide them as new students and you as their parents with a smooth and supportive transition process. We offer:
Ofsted Inspectors comments July 2009:
"Success rates were well above national averages"
"Teaching and learning were good"
"Very good academic and pastoral support"
"Curriculum enrichment, including work experience, visits and external speakers, is strong"
Our students regularly secure places at the UK’s leading universities. We also have a very good track record when it comes to entering employment.
Range of courses
We can offer more courses than any other College in the county, with progression from Foundation to Degree level. The College prides itself on matching the right qualification to the right student. Every student has a detailed pre-course interview to discuss the course and their future plans and all courses start with an induction programme. If, after the start of the course, it becomes apparent that another subject or level would be more appropriate, it is possible to transfer to a different course.
Top quality support
All students have a personal tutor who meets with them regularly on an individual and group basis to discuss progress, set targets and address any issues or support needs. Our Student Services Team can provide counselling, study support and advice on travel, financial help and health matters. Our Additional Learning Support Team helps students with dyslexia, physical disabilities and sensory impairments.
High quality tuition
We’re proud of our teaching staff. Their teaching abilities and diverse backgrounds bring a wealth of experience and skills to our courses.
Resources and facilities
We recognise the importance of high quality teaching and learning resources and continue to invest in our facilities. These include a learning resource centre, construction workshops, hair and beauty salons, multi-media suite, kitchens and restaurant and many more.
Our students benefit from practical and hands-on experience and activities such as field trips, fundraisers, events and more. We want them to have an interesting and varied curriculum.
We’re easier to get to than you may think. Trains stop at London Road station, a five minute walk from the College and the main Guildford Station, a 20 minute walk. Buses run directly to Guildford College from Guildford Friary Bus Station in Woodbridge Road. Buses run to the Guildford Friary Bus Station from Woking, Farnham, Liphook, Camberley, Godalming and Dorking. The A3 and M25 provide easy access road links and there is a student car park with limited parking.