Peter Symonds Collegehttp://www.psc.ac.uk/
In 1586, a rich man Peter Symonds while dying left in his will an unfulfilled dream and money for the betterment of his hometown, Winchester. Out of his generosity emerged Peter Symonds College, a college for students who are still in their teens.
The thrust of the college is towards courses that will help the students earn a livelihood. So the subjects are very job oriented like tourism, information technology, sports studies and so on. They offer vocational subjects along with other traditional subjects in the A level exam. So a student can get employment after passing from this college. Another key feature is the ‘Key Skill’ subjects like Application of Numbers, IT and communication that are taught here which increase the job value of the graduating students and also help them in getting admission into other colleges.
Though the college is for 16 to19 year old students, the college also has Adult Continuing Education Programs. All kinds of subjects are taught starting from job related subjects like teaching, IT, creative writing, ceramic painting, sewing and many more. Along with this you have unusual subjects like Hath Yoga, Egyptian Belly Dancing, and what not!
How To Go There
The Sixth Form College Campus in Owens Road can be reached by foot from the Winchester Railway Station. By road, it is connected by M3 and A34. The ACE center for adult education is in Stoney Lane and can be reached through M3 and A34.
Peter Symonds College
Owens Road, SO22 6RX, Winchester
Hampshire, South East Region
Tel: 01962 857 500, Fax: 01962 857 501