With the academic year well under way, Year 11 students are now settling into their final year of school and knuckling down ahead of their GCSEs next summer. 

Many will also be thinking about their future, and it is important for them to realise that staying on at school sixth form is not the only or always the best option. 

Here’s six fantastic reasons why they should choose the City and Islington College (CANDI) over school when it comes to taking the next step in their education. 

A bigger choice of qualifications and pathways

Whether you want to take the academic or technical route to university or employment we have the right course for you. Choose from A Levels, BTEC and City & Guilds diplomas and certificates, apprenticeships with top employers, along with our first T Levels. 

A huge range of subjects

We offer A Levels in many subjects not available at school, along with courses in accounting and business, IT, creative media, art and design, construction, engineering, hair and beauty, music and performing arts, public services, science and sport. 

Students are treated like adults

There’s no ‘Yes Sir’ or ‘Yes Miss’ here. Students are often on first name terms with the teachers and given the personal responsibility for getting their work assignments done. Of course, we will still encourage, motivate and support our students to succeed. 

Make new friends

A chance to widen your social circle and get to know more people. The more you broaden your horizons, the more opportunities that are presented to you in work and life. 

Industry experienced teachers

Many of our lecturers and tutors have worked in the fields they teach and are able to share first-hand knowledge and experience to give students the professional skills and realistic expectations of their future careers.  

Fantastic enrichment and support

Students benefit from a more rounded education including trips at home and abroad, talks from industry experts, debates and workshops, competitions, community projects, sports, clubs and societies, careers advice and support with UCAS applications. 

Don't forget our open days at our college centre this November 

Book a place and apply for our courses and apprenticeships at candi.ac.uk