UK Yorkshire, UK
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York College

City

School Facts

  • Number of Students
    4000
  • Student Population
    CoEd - School for both genders
  • Accommodation
    Homestay Accommodation
  • Religious Affiliation
    Not religious
  • Program Length Available
    Multiple Year, Fall Year

School Description

York College offers a fantastic range of course options, with over 40 A Level subjects and 80 vocational programmes for students to choose from. Located in one of the most-loved UK cities and ranked 1st in Yorkshire and 3rd in the UK for A Level results, it's easy to see why the college is hugely popular with both local and international students alike. With impressive modern buildings and equipment to enhance the student experience both in and outside the classroom, the college is often described as the ideal stepping stone between school and university or employment. Students are encouraged to develop independent study skills alongside receiving expert teaching from their tutors, whilst also having the facilities and coaching they need to advance in their extra-curricular interests as well. With a ‘junior university’ ethos combined with ongoing pastoral support, the college’s outstanding learning environment enables students to perform to the best of their ability and progress to the next stage of their careers with confidence.

Facilities

York College is home to a range of world-class facilities for students to make the most of both in the classroom and in their spare time. This includes a sports hall and several 3G pitches, a restaurant and a modern multi-level learning centre. The Alan Ayckbourn Theatre is a 200-seater theatre used for workshops, plays, concerts and rehearsals, with professional lighting and sound equipment.

Sports & Arts

The Sports and Music Development Centres at York College provide talented student athletes with the opportunity to combine an outstanding education with high quality coaching in either Men’s and Women’s Football, Men’s and Women’s Rugby, Men’s Basketball and Women’s Netball. All of those selected will follow a full-time education programme as well as receiving expert coaching in their chosen sport or extra tuition in their musical instrument or vocal performance. Successful involvement in the Development Centre programmes will provide students with opportunities to progress into: careers in professional/semi-professional sport (this is only for those who show exceptional development), coaching, refereeing, work in sport and recreation, further and higher education, scholarships, or places at Conservatoires

Student Life

The college has a fantastic reputation for student progression, both into industry jobs and top universities. Last year, approximately 1,000 York College students submitted successful university applications. Out of this significant number, 5 students secured places at Oxford or Cambridge. More than 50 York students have been accepted to Oxbridge in the last 10 years. Students who choose to live in York will be spoilt for choice in their spare time - there are 30 world-class museums to explore and a thriving cultural scene, not forgetting that the city has been voted the best place to live in the UK by the Sunday Times. The friendly locals, famous for their warmth and generosity, will make international students feel right at home.

Famous Alumni

Ronaldo Vieira - Professional Footballer

  • 11, 12 Grades at School
  • 1% Percentage of International Students
Diploma Year Offered?
No
Student Population
CoEd - School for both genders
Teacher/Student Ratio
1:18
English as Second Language (ESL) Support Available
Yes
French Immersion
No
Sports
Badminton, Basketball, Football, Netball, Table Tennis
Arts
3D Design, Art, Dance, Fashion, Film, Graphic Arts, Make-Up Artistry, Media Production, Photography, Textile, Theater
Music
Jazz Band, Music, Music Production, Music Technology, Orchestra
Advanced Courses (AP, A-Levels)
Ancient History, Applied Science, Biology, Business, Carpentry, Chemistry, Computer Science, Computers, Design Technology, Economics, English, English Literature and Composition, Geography, Geology, Hairdressing, Health and Social Care, History, Hospitality, Information Technology, Law, Mathematics, Media Studies, Physical Education, Physics, Political Science, Psychology, Religious Studies, Sociology, Sport Science, Travel
Languages
French, German, Spanish
Clubs and Extracurricular
Anime Club, Choir, Christian Culture, Debate, Film, Fitness Club, LGBT, Photography Club, School Trips
Accepting Students in Grades
11, 12
Ages Accepted
16-18
Other - Eligibility Requirements?
Students should apply through Educatius.

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