Peter Symonds College

2018

Hello

Welcome

To Peter Symonds

A brilliant mix of motivated students, dedicated staff and fantastic facilities makes Peter Symonds a vibrant and positive place to study.

Stephen Carville
Principal

Welcome to our college prospectus for 2018. I hope you find it useful and informative.

It is impossible to tell you all about Peter Symonds College in just a few pages, so please do visit us on one of our open evenings and see the place for yourself. There is a tremendous range of opportunities on offer and you have some very important choices ahead.

You have probably heard very good things about us. We are very proud of our excellent reputation. A brilliant mix of motivated students, dedicated staff and fantastic facilities makes Peter Symonds a vibrant and positive place to study.

We are a friendly and supportive community, with high aspirations for all: just ask our students at open evening! Our college motto has long been 'Counting in ones' and we strive hard to treat each and every one of our students as an individual.

Stephen Carville
Principal

Why Peter Symonds College

It is wonderful to be able to come to Peter Symonds every day and get to know so many people from such different backgrounds.

Alice Stone

Peter Symonds College provides an outstanding student experience. Although you are expected to work hard, there is always plenty of help and support available to assist you in reaching your full academic potential. This comes in many forms and, personally, I found the subject-specific workshops offered by all courses to be highly valuable. These allow you to seek extra guidance where necessary, challenge yourself by doing extension work, or simply revise what you’ve previously learned.

As for opportunities here at Symonds, the options are endless. Every student takes part in an activity, including recreational and competitive sports, musical groups, and a vast range of societies. There is so much scope to try something new – students are even able to set up their own student-led activities. You are Peter Symonds College provides an outstanding student experience. Although you are expected to work hard, there is always plenty of help and support available to assist you in reaching your full academic potential. This comes in many forms and, personally, I found the subject-specific workshops offered by all courses to be highly valuable. These allow you to seek extra guidance where necessary, challenge yourself by doing extension work, or simply revise what you’ve previously learned. also able to get involved in charity projects that may take you abroad, or enable you to gain extra qualifications through accredited activities. You can have your student voice heard by attending Student Parliament.

To prepare for the future, I could not think of a better place to be than Symonds. Our Careers Advisers are readily available to advise you when making decisions about future paths, from university choices to apprenticeships and work prospects, to simply being there if you have any worries about life after college in general.

Peter Symonds is a big college, with a diverse student body. It is wonderful to be able to come here every day and get to know people from different backgrounds. Irrespective of the large number of students around college, you can always expect to see a friendly face. If I could give you any advice, it would be to make the most of your time here at Symonds by seizing every opportunity that comes your way.

Alice Stone
Student Union President