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Students are mainly from areas of Southampton, east of the River Itchen and along the M27 corridor towards Fareham. Approximately 10% are international students. The college's Academy of Sport attracts over 100 students to improve their skills.
Full-time students study a wide range of courses including vocational, GCSEs, BTECs, A Levels, and Foundation Degrees.
In 2008 Ofsted awarded the college “outstanding” for equality of opportunity. The college was graded "1" and "2" in most curriculum areas, regarding the college as “good” overall and was praised for being “outstandingly inclusive, both educationally and socially”, a college where “all students are made to feel particularly valued”.
In 2012, students achieved a 100% pass rate in 24 subjects at level 3.
The local community can access services in addition to education and training; such as the sports centre, nursery, concert hall, conference suite and sports field.
Itchen Sixth Form College hit the headlines during the 2001 General Election after a visit by Tony Blair. Jo Balchin, an 18-year-old studying for three A-levels, asked Mr Blair about the effects of student loans and tuitions fees and whether he was worried that "some kids might consider prostitution or drug-dealing to pay their way through university".
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