Gower College Swansea

Gower College Swansea (Welsh: Coleg Gŵyr Abertawe) is a further education college in Swansea, Wales. It was formed in 2010 by the merger of Gorseinon College and Swansea College[1][2][3] Mark Jones, previously principal of Bridgend College, became principal in July 2013[4]

Gower College Swansea
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TypeFurther Education College
PrincipalMark Jones
Location, ,
Websitewww.gcs.ac.uk

The college campusesEdit

 
Talk at Gower College in 2015

The college provides further education and other training courses from several campuses and venues in the area.

  • Broadway
  • GCS Training
  • Gorseinon campus
  • Llwyn y Bryn
  • Sketty Hall
  • Tycoch campus

Exam resultsEdit

In 2015 the overall A-level pass rate was 98%, above the Welsh national average. Of these passes, 81% were at the higher grades of A* to C and 57% at grades A* to B, both increases on 2014. International A-level students achieved a 100% pass rate, with 67% achieving A* or A grades.

GovernanceEdit

The college is overseen by twenty governors who form the Corporation Board.[5]

Sports academiesEdit

The college has a number of sports academies that enable full-time students to develop skills in football, rugby, netball, hockey and cricket. Sports scholarships are available.[6]

Higher education coursesEdit

The college offers the following higher education courses:[7]

Foundation DegreesEdit

  • Analytical and Forensic Science
  • Care and Support
  • Early Childhood
  • IT Management for Business
  • Education Learning and Development
  • English and History
  • Housing and Sustainable Communities
  • Sports Development and Management

Higher National Certificates and DiplomasEdit

  • HNC and HND in Building Services
  • HND in Business and Accountancy
  • HND in Computer and Information Systems
  • HNC and HND in Electrical/Electronic Engineering
  • HND in Electrical Engineering
  • HNC and HND in Mechanical Engineering

OtherEdit

The college charityEdit

The Kenya Community Education Project[8] was set up in 2003 and is largely run by students of the College. This project aims to raise money to maintain a feeding programme for over 120 of the poorest pupils at Madungu Primary School in Kenya. In addition, it aims to pay the salaries of two teachers and supply them with a variety of educational materials. The college holds an annual Kenya Project Day but fund raising continues throughout the year.

Students participate in the annual Cannock Chase Walk[9] to raise funds as well as various events throughout the year. For example, a Walrus Dip.[10]

Members of the project have a chance to go to the Kenyan school every other year.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Gorseinon College - News - 5 February 2010[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ "Swansea College - News - 5 February 2010". Archived from the original on 10 February 2010. Retrieved 8 February 2010.
  3. ^ New name for merged Gorseinon and Swansea colleges - News report 5 February 2010
  4. ^ "Bay | Gower College Swansea".
  5. ^ "Governance". Gower College Swansea.
  6. ^ "College Sports Academies". Gower College Swansea. Retrieved 18 September 2016.
  7. ^ Gower College Swansea, HE Options
  8. ^ http://kcep.org.uk[bare URL]
  9. ^ "Swansea: The latest news, sport, what's on and business from Swansea and Gower".
  10. ^ "Swansea: The latest news, sport, what's on and business from Swansea and Gower".

Coordinates: 51°37′21″N 3°59′02″W / 51.6224°N 3.9838°W / 51.6224; -3.9838