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Open Events 2017 at Varndean College

We would like to extend a warm welcome to our Open Events which this year take place on:

Saturday 30 September 11am – 2pm
Monday 6 and Tuesday 7 November 6.30pm - 9.00pm

There will be the opportunity to explore the campus, visit classrooms, talk to tutors and students, meet the Principal and Vice Principal over tea and coffee, take a look at all our courses on offer and watch the college video presentation. There are good transport links, with the 5B bus stopping right at the gates, or Preston Park Station a 15 min walk away. If you are coming by car, unfortunately there is no parking on-site, but plenty of free street parking close by. Please remember not to park on verges as there is a particular prohibition on this around the college and traffic wardens do patrol the area.


For those students interested in finding out more about our International Baccalaureate Diploma, we will also be holding an additional International Baccalaureate Talk on

Thursday 19 October 6.30pm

Our 2016 A Level pass rate of 98.4% was higher than in previous years, with more students achieving higher grades than before: 56.4% achieved A* - B and 81.4% achieved A* - C. Our International Baccalaureate results, with an average points score of 36.02 (equivalent to 3 A grades at A Level), make Varndean College the country's highest-performing IB college. We will be announcing our 2017 results on Thursday 17 August.

Our college campus is unique in terms of its open, green surroundings, providing a stimulating learning environment in facilities which have recently been significantly upgraded. Students have a rich, broad and enjoyable experience throughout their time with us.

College students consistently achieve excellent results, thriving in an ethos that is supportive and respectful but at the same time challenging. We provide a friendly and welcoming environment where you can work and receive support with your studies. Equally important in helping students decide to come to Varndean was the feeling that the teaching staff was really enthusiastic about their subjects and there was a great relationship between staff and students. There is also a huge range of Enrichment Activities available.

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