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Welcome to Queen Mary's College


Queen Mary's College is an excellent place to embark upon the next stage of your education. With a vibrant and friendly atmosphere, you will find that QMC is an exciting place to continue your studies and achieve your goals.

We have a modern campus with outstanding facilities, allowing you to learn in an exciting and engaging environment. Students at QMC speak highly of our teachers and staff who thoroughly enjoy working with young people, and supporting them to attain their ambitions. You will be expected to work hard at College, but you will find that you are supported every step of the way to enable you to reach your full potential. 

At QMC we offer a wide range of courses and activities, catering for students of all abilities, with different interests from different backgrounds. 

I would encourage you to come to one of our Open Evenings to find out about all the courses available to you, and to get a feel for what it is like to be a student here. 

You wil find that the opportunities open to you at QMC are endless, it's up to you to take advantage of them!

I hope that you will share in the success of QMC and I look forward to welcoming you to the College

Ali Foss

Principal

Facilities available

The facilities at QMC provide students with great environment to learn and socialise in. With state of the art science labs and classrooms, a newly opened speciliast Music Building, our own htheatre and sports centre and the latest technological equipment, students have access to facilities and resources that many other colleges just cannot compete with. 

At QMC you will benefit from a fantastic facilities that truly enhance the learning experience for students. Excellence in teaching is supported by specialist equipment, technology and resources with are used in lessons to involve and inspire students. Whatever subjects you are studying, as a student at QMC you will benefit from access to the latest technology and superb facilities. 

3G Pitch

The latest in football surface technology, our 3G (third generation) pitch is a fantastic facility and is something that many other colleges envy! We also have astroturf and grass pitches. 

The Library

Our Library provides you with an extensive range of resources to support your learning and is a pleasant, quiet environment for study. With over 21,000 books, e-books, journals plus DVDs, databases and newspapers, it has everything you will need. 

Cafe QM

Providing food, snacks and drinks you will find everything you need to keep you refuelled in Cafe QM! The Coffee Shop can be found next to the Cafe and is an ideal place to catch up with friends. 

Media Suite

The Media Suite has Macs with up to date editing software, as well as DSLR and AV cameras and professional movie making equipment. 

Central Studio

Our very own professional theatre, complete with recording studio, dance studios and rehearsal rooms for you to use. 

The Street

Here you will find the Help Desk for any queries you have, as well as the Resources Centre which caters for all your stationery and photocopying needs!

Extensive IT provision

In addition to the Smartboards and IT facilities in classrooms, around College there are numerous computer clusters which are available for you to use on a drop-in basis. We pride ourselves on having the latest software and modern technology available for students to use.

The Charles Butler Building

Newly opened in October 2013 the Charles Butler Building boasts a state of the art performance area and rehearsal rooms for music and a suite of six classrooms. 

QM Sports Centre and Swimming Pool

QMC you can access QM Sports Centre and the swimming pool, located on the College site. The centre has a fully equipped fitness studio, weights room, sports hall and 23 metre swimming pool, and also offers exercise classes and personal training. 

The Spectrum Building

Opened in 2010, the Spectrum Building has bright and spacious classrooms and science labs equipped with the latest technology.

Additional support

The transition from school to College is new and exciting, but can be a little daunting as well. You have nothing to worry about; this will be the best thing you've every done and you will find a wealth of support available to you at QMC which enable you to enjoy your time at College, and achieve your full portential. 

At College you will be embarking on something new and exciting, both socially and academically, and will be moving a step closer to independence. Although we are here to help you, you will be expected to work hard and take responsibility for your own learning and development. Students find that QMC is a step up from school and a great way to prepare for study at university. 

At College you will have daily timetabled lessons, but will also have a number of study periods. You should use this time for independent working, coursework, revision and extra reading. You may also want to use this time to take part in some extra-curricular activities that will help you develop and gain new skills. 

Learner success

QMC is one fo the most successful sixth form colleges in Hampshire, based on the progress made by students since leaving school. Our students make great progress while they are with us and many leave college with better grades that predicted based on their GCSE results. At QMC you can take advantage of the extensive enrichment courses and opportunities on offer to develop or progress skills. You will be challenged, and wil benefit from outstanding teaching support, enabling you to do better than you might expect. 

How to apply

If you want to apply for courses, you will need to contact Queen Mary's College directly.

Last updated date: 11 August 2016

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