Why choose to study at our A Level Centre of Excellence? From extra-curricular activities to university application prep and being supported throughout your time with us: take a look at our reasons why, and apply today!
Play the sports you love or discover a new talent by joining in with the sporting opportunities available to you as a student! Extracurricular sports are available to all HSDC students and we are proud to provide opportunities to take part in regional and potentially national competitions.
Whether you’re playing for fun or fitness or competing at the highest level, we offer a wide range of high-quality extracurricular sporting opportunities.
You don’t need to be studying a sport course to take part – our teams are open to all students! Team trials will be held before you start college, so you can start playing as soon as you enrol.
We value the importance of our students’ health and wellbeing: active hobbies provide students with the ability to maintain a mentally and physically healthy lifestyle!
We currently have Football teams playing in the country’s largest and most established leagues.
As well as team sports, we offer individual sports such as athletics, badminton, swimming, table tennis, and trampolining!
Challenge yourself and gain experience to boost your personal statement or applications through our Be Aspirational programme. As a high-achieving HSDC student, you will have plenty of opportunities to enhance your skill set and prepare for your future.
From chess club to politics society to a group aiming to rewild the campus, we offer a huge variety of extracurricular opportunities to enable you to make the most out of your time at college. Expand your interests and connect with others by engaging with people, interests and issues you care about.
We support and encourage each of our students during their time at HSDC, no matter what their personal circumstances and needs are. We have teams dedicated to ensuring you get the most out of your college experience, and staff work in partnership with other services you may need.
Here at HSDC, we have a huge number of expert, professional teaching staff who help our students to achieve their educational goals. Many of our lecturers have a wealth of experience in their subject areas, whether this is from previous careers, keeping up with industry contacts or running their own businesses.
“It’s very rewarding when a group of students discuss a scenario, then reach a reasoned conclusion based on their legal knowledge. That is fundamental to their exam success, and seeing that success translate into university places or apprenticeships is fantastic.”
“I have trained in Shotokan Karate for over 25 years and competed internationally for 10 years, with the highlight being winning gold in the open weight category of the SKDUN world championships held in France in 2010.”
“I take on a variety of commissions from portraits to large scale murals. Over the last 20 years I have exhibited my work across a range of galleries and