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Welcome to West Somerset College

I am very pleased to welcome you to the West Somerset College website.

At West Somerset College we have an exceptional team of dedicated staff who provide an inspiring and supportive learning environment. As educators our core purpose is to ensure that every student is challenged to realise their full potential and encouraged to be aspirational in their choices for the future.

We have high expectations of our students; we expect them to work hard, develop resilience, perform academically and flourish into young people who are fully equipped for further education or the world of work. West Somerset College students are purposeful, polite and we are very proud of them all.

If you wish for any further information, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Zoe Stucki


About us

Without doubt, the short time a student spends in sixth form will probably be the most challenging time in their education. The courses they study, the demands they face and the adjustments they must make will bring with them great opportunities.

We are always delighted at the proportion of our students that choose to continue their study at West Somerset College Post 16. We believe that our success is directly linked to the aspirations of our students and the commitment of our staff to help them achieve their goals. The staff and the students pride themselves on the quality of teaching and learning at Post 16 and our consistently excellent and improving results validate this.

We have a team of very skilled mentors who will support students during their stay. They will guide and support students in terms of academic performance and will encourage them to take part in enrichment activities that will help them to develop wider skills, which are very important for progression to employment or HE. The College is a safe and secure environment in which to practice and hone these attributes. There will be a range of opportunities for students to participate in and we actively encourage all students to make a strong contribution to Post 16 and wider college community.

Facilities available

Our facilities are housed in a modern block and represent excellent accommodation. We have a designated ICT suite exclusively for Post 16 use and a student common room.

Additional support

Students can look forward to a detailed and well-supported progression route from West Somerset College to higher education if that is their chosen pathway. We have knowledgeable and experienced staff who will meet regularly with you. In order to help you negotiate your way through UCAS and to guide students on to the best possible university courses.

Those students not continuing to university, whether they are taking a route into employment or alternative education are equally well supported. Our community and countrywide links provide excellent pathways for all of our learners.

How to apply

If you want to apply for courses, you will need to contact West Somerset College directly.

Last updated date: 03 October 2017

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