All 36 level 3 ICT students, completing their qualifications at City of Oxford College this year, have secured a positive future destination in the next on their career pathways.
The majority of the students have chosen to apply for university courses. Between them they received 106 offers; 21 of which are unconditional. Twelve students have been awarded scholarships and many more have been given bursaries. From September, the students will be going to universities throughout the UK, from Scotland to the south coast and one student has accepted a place at a university in the Netherlands. The courses chosen range from comprehensive computing and computer science programmes and specialist degrees such as games technology, ethical hacking, forensic computing, policing and sports journalism.
The rest of the group have decided that an apprenticeship or training programme was the right route for them and have secured places on BMW apprenticeships, retail management training programmes, the armed forces and ICT apprenticeships.
Iain Cartmel, ICT teacher, said: “We are extremely proud of all of our students. They have all worked very hard and were incredibly focused on using their time at college to ensure that they progress to the next step in order to achieve their career goals. They are a dedicated and driven group. We insist upon high standards and they have excelled. We wish them the very best for the future.”