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Celebrating Success at John Ruskin College

August 28, 2016

Students at the College are currently celebrating an overall pass rate of 96% for A Level and Vocational qualifications.

Principal and Chief Executive Mohammed Ramzan comments; “This has been a successful year for both students and the College.  As a result of their achievements and development of their employability skills whilst at the College, our students are ready to progress on to their next step whether it is university, employment or a Higher Apprenticeship.  I would like to take this opportunity to wish our students every success on the next stage of their journey’’

The College has achieved some highly prestigious awards this academic year. In January 2016 John Ruskin College walked away with several notable mentions and awards from the National Centre of Diversity Grand Awards in Birmingham, naming Mohammed Ramzan as its Principal of the year and placing the College in the top 100 organisations they work with. More recently the College also achieved the highly notable’ Investors in Careers’ stage 2 accreditation which relates to the excellent advice and guidance we give to our students.

This is an interesting time to be at John Ruskin College as students who choose to study with us are able to select from an exciting and diverse range of courses, from highly successful BTEC and VRQ qualifications, unique specialised A Level Pathways and a wide variety of high quality Intermediate, Advanced and Higher Apprenticeship programmes. We also offer Direct Entry for 14-16 year olds into our John Ruskin College 14-16 school.

Scroll down to see what some of our students say

For those of you who are still looking for a place for this September, come along to our open enrolment which starts on Tuesday 30th August and join our success.


What our students say

Robyn WimbleI realised I wanted to be a Social Media Networking Manager and started focusing on getting experience. The staff at the College helped me by giving me tasks and jobs to do, such as helping with the marketing of the College’s Social Networks and putting me in charge of the Marketing Committees. If it wasn’t for John Ruskin College I wouldn’t be the person I am today. I wouldn’t be the bubbly girl who socialises with everyone and I wouldn’t have a place at Bournemouth University to study Multimedia Journalism. I finished my Film & TV course with Distinction, Distinction, Distinction, which exceeded my target grade by two grades but not only did I leave with the grades, I also left with the life/ employability skills I need to continue to become brilliant and  successful.

Robyn Wimble – studied BTEC  Level 3 Extended Diploma in Creative Media Production TV and Film


Emma BakerThroughout the two years at the College, I worked really hard to achieve Distinction* Distinction*Distinction* as I wanted to become a successful and knowledgeable Nursery  Practitioner. I am very excited to start my new dream job in a private nursery.

Emma Baker – Studied BTEC National Diploma in Childrens Care, Learning and Development


Ahmed SabahatI have had the opportunity to spend  two wonderful years studying on the A level Medical Sciences Pathway at John Ruskin College. Not only did I have a great time at the College but I am also holding offers to study Medicine at St George’s University  or to join KPMG on their College Leaver’s programme.

Ahmed Sabahat – Studied  A levels in Biology, Chemistry and Maths.


Mohamed FadhelI worked hard during my course and I am very pleased with my results. I Got great grades Distinction*, Distinction, Distinction and I am ready to go on to my next destination to become a medical student.

Mohamed Fadhel – studied BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Applied Science

Categories: All, Student Success.

Matrix AC LSIS Leaders in Diversity Ofsted Outstanding Investors In People - Gold Investors In People - Gold 2015 Croydon Business Excellence Awards Sixth Form Colleges Association EU

As part of its funding agreement with the Skills Funding Agency, John Ruskin College vocational courses are part or fully funded by the European Social Fund.