Peter Symonds College A GSG School
- Peter Symonds College
- Head: Mr Stephen Carville
- T 01962 852764
- F 01962 857501
- E firstname.lastname@example.org
- W www.psc.ac.uk
- A mainstream state school for pupils aged from 16 to 19
- Boarding: Yes
- Local authority: Hampshire
- Pupils: 4000
- Religion: Non-denominational
- Fees: Day free; Boarding £12,675 - £13,620 pa
- Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
- Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report
What The Good Schools Guide says..
Everything is here, both in terms of subject matter and the full range of human ability, from the star student who became head of the Cambridge Union last year to those who bump along at the bottom with a string of Ds and Es. No streaming. Largish class sizes with 15-19 average – sounds overwhelming in theory but seems to work in practice. Exam results outshine...
What the school says...
Our 2014 exam results once again demonstrate the astounding achievements of
our students. The College has maintained its 99% pass rate at A level and 91% at AS level. Sixty-two percent of A level grades achieved were either A*, A or B grades and fifty percent of our students obtained at least one A* or A grade. This year, 1,436 students progressed to university and 565 students accepted places at Russell Group universities. In fact, statistics from the Department for Education show that more students go to Russell Group universities from Peter Symonds than any other school or college in the country.
However, Peter Symonds is not just about academic success and our students make up the Colleges large and vibrant community with a myriad of talents and countless interests. We develop well-rounded, open-minded individuals with ambitious goals and a genuine sense of social responsibility. Great emphasis is placed on encouraging and guiding each student personally and academically, creating a stimulating, friendly and supportive place to study. Students are encouraged to take part in the extensive activities programme and for many, sport is also a key part of college life, regularly achieving wins at local, county and national level. ...Read more
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2015 Good Schools Guide Awards
- Excellent performance by Girls taking Biology at an English Comprehensive School (GCE A level)
State boarding school
What The Good Schools Guide says
Since 2013, Mr Stephen Carville. Joined Peter Symonds in 2002 as assistant principal and was promoted to vice principal two years later. Prior to joining Symonds he was an HMI inspector for Ofsted, leading college and area inspections nationally and before that, worked at Barton Peveril College as curriculum manager for business, economics and modern languages. He has been a manager and teacher in other sixth form, tertiary and general FE colleges.
Everything is here, both in terms of subject matter and the full range of human ability, from the star student who became head of the Cambridge Union last year to those who bump along at the bottom with a string of Ds and Es. A level performance on a mega-roll, improving year after year. Exam results outshine many independent schools – ‘and...
Special Education Needs
The college has an experienced and well qualified Learning Support department. Specialisms include dyslexia, dyspraxia, ADD, English as a second language, support for visual and hearing impairment and Asperger's. There are three co-ordinators: Co-ordinator for Learning Difficulties; Co-ordinator for Physical Disabilities; and an Inclusive Learning Co-ordinator. On our Adult Education Site there is an adult learning support co-ordinator providing support for adults. Experienced Learning Support Assistants support both in, and outside the classroom, ensuring that the needs of the students are met. The services of other professionals are brought in as required. 09-09
|Condition||Provision for in school|
|ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder||Y|
|Aspergers Syndrome [archived]|
|Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders||Y|
|Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders [archived]|
|CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia|
|Delicate Medical Problems [archived]|
|English as an additional language (EAL)|
|Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory|
|Has SEN unit or class|
|HI - Hearing Impairment|
|MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty|
|MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment|
|Natspec Specialist Colleges|
|OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability|
|Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty|
|PD - Physical Disability|
|PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty|
|SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health|
|SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication|
|SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty|
|Special facilities for Visually Impaired|
|SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty|
|VI - Visual Impairment|