A Parents Guide to Greenwich Community College
We know what an important decision it is to make for school leavers’ and their parents when it comes to what path to take once they have finished their GCSE’s.
This page provides an overview of the wide range of vocational and academic courses Greenwich Community College offers, the opportunities we provide to our learners whether they are looking to go into employment or progress onto University, our success stories and the support we provide along the way.
College life is different than a School or 6th Form and is a closer reflection to the university or working environments that your child will progress onto. We offer a friendly and supportive environment, where our expectations for each student are clearly set out at the start of the course.
How do we compare?
We have been consistently improving our A Level results over the past few years. To view the latest tables showing how we compare with local Schools, 6th forms and Further Education Colleges please click here
Which Route to Take?
Our course offer provides learners the choice of progressing onto University via the academic route or into employment via the vocational route. Below is a quick guide:
- Please click here for a quick guide to qualifications.
- Please click here for a quick guide to the different levels of courses available.
We run the following courses which are designed for our students to progress onto University:
- A Levels
- 70% of GCC students got into their chosen University
- 13 of our students from last year progressed onto a Russell Group top 10 University
- 3 of our students from last year progressed onto Oxford or Cambridge University
Please click here to find out more success stories from results day.
Our vocational courses are designed for students to learn the skills they need to progress either into employment or onto university to study their vocation at a higer level.
Many of our vocational courses include work placements and we have strong links with employers including Greenwich Leisure Limited, AEG (owners of the 02) and Charlton Athletic and the Civil Service.
- Please click here for a list of our subject areas.
- Please click here for details about a unique project we have been involved in with the Civil Service.
Support and Safeguarding
We are committed to providing all our students with a supportive and safe environment at GCC.
Please click here for full details of the support we provide.
“Promotion of equality and diversity is good. Learners feel that the college is a safe environment where everyone is treated with respect, whatever their background. The college ensures that learners are safe.”
Ofsted Inspection report 28 May 2010.
- 98% of learners who completed a survey in December 2011 said they feel safe at GCC.
Time Management and Attendance
We know that our students have a greater chance of success if they attend their classes regularly and we set out what we expect from our students when they begin their course.
Students are provided with timetables and learning plans when they start their course and lateness and non-attendance is not accepted unless for a valid reason.
We provide an extensive learning resources service at all our centres and students can also access their work, e-mails and course work remotely from anywhere in the world at any time.
- 95% of learners who completed a recent survey are satisfied with the Learning Resources Service.
Greenwich Community College is a vibrant, friendly and safe place to learn. We embrace and celebrate the diversity of our studetns and the local community.
We have a committed and inclusive Student Union who organise events and trips throughout the year. The college also runs activities and clubs throughout the year as well as college wide celebration events.
Great Transport Links to all our Centres
All our centres are easy to get to by public transport. Please click here for a list of our centres and the range of good transport links available.
- The Plumstead Centre has a thriving refectory with healthy food at competitive prices.
- The Eltham Centre has a cafe and there are also plenty of healthy eating options in Eltham High Street.