Worthing College

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Worthing College
Worthing College - geograph.org.uk - 2908494.jpg
Established 1973
Type Sixth form college
Principal Mr Peter Corrigan
Location 1 Sanditon Way
Worthing
West Sussex
BN14 9FD
England England Coordinates: 50°49′08″N 0°24′33″W / 50.81878°N 0.40916°W / 50.81878; -0.40916
Local authority West Sussex
DfE URN 130845 Tables
Ofsted Reports
Gender Coeducation
Website Worthing College

Worthing College is a further education college providing education for 16-19 year olds.

The College is situated in Broadwater, in the town of Worthing on the South Coast mainline railway. The college campus is easily accessed from the East or West by road, A27 or by rail.

History[edit]

Grammar school[edit]

The site directly descends from the former Worthing High School for Boys on Bolsover Road, or also known as Worthing Grammar School. It had been on the site since 1963, changing to a sixth form college in 1974. Worthing High School for Boys had opened on Broadwater Road in 1924.

The girls' grammar school, Gaisford Girls' High School, previously Worthing High School for Girls and located on a separate site in Gaisford Road, became Worthing High School in 1974. At the same time Worthing Technical High School became Durrington High School.

Worthing College is now run by Mr Peter Corrigan.

In July 2013 the college relocated to a brand new campus at 1 Sanditon Way, which was converted from Aviva's Regional Headquarters to accommodate a new and dynamic learning environment for post 16 education in Worthing.

Admissions[edit]

It offers a range of courses and facilities for sixth form students, adult students, those in employment and visiting international students, offering over 65 AS/A Level & BTEC courses.

Worthing College has state of the art classrooms and laboratories, 8 Learning Zones designed to develop independent learning skills, a Performing Arts Centre known as the Sealight Theatre, Art and Design, Media and Film Studies all equipped with the latest technology. It also boasts a very successful Sports Academy and an on site fitness gym, open to all students and staff.

Academic performance[edit]

The College has recently recorded its best ever A Level Results with a 97.3% Pass Rate, which is 1% above the national average.

Notable alumni[edit]

Worthing High School for Boys[edit]

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