College is a successful and growing tertiary college in the
the students are aged 16-19 and attend for their post 16 education,
taking advantage of the wide range of advanced level courses
on offer. Their impressive achievements enable them to move
on to University or their choice of employment opportunities.
The Cirencester College website says, "Cirencester College has a reputation for innovation, outstanding student care, excellent teaching and excellent results. Our Beacon College status, an accolade of which we are justly proud, provides public recognition of this and places us amongst the best colleges in the country. The 2006 league tables placed us at the top of the tertiary and general FE colleges ranking nationally at level 3 (A level or equivalent). This year our pass rates have been even better. Our OFSTED inspectors (December 2006) rated us as “Outstanding”, awarding 5 grade 1s".
The Royal Agricultural
College in Cirencester was the first college of agriculture
in the English-speaking world.
of the College have the use of high-quality study and accommodation
facilities - including an award-winning hall of residence -
and a wide range of social and sporting opportunities. The main
building, in the style of an Oxford college, has been a seat
of learning for agriculture for students for 156 years.
as a centre of excellence in training students in agriculture
and the land-based industries, with a strong emphasis on business,
the College attracts students from all around the world. Some
come from as far afield as Malaysia, Zimbabwe, New Zealand and
South America. Whatever their country of origin, in recent years
graduates have enjoyed excellent career prospects.
The College's staff
act as consultants throughout the world for major food and farming
initiatives and have carried out consultancy projects in Zimbabwe,
Poland, Russia and Malaysia - to name but a few destinations.
This activity enables them to bring a commercial perspective
to the learning environment.
reproduced from the Royal Agricultural College web site)