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Reasons to Choose HSDC Havant


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.

  • Be Aspirational is a programme that runs alongside your study programme. It is designed to ensure students maximise their potential and progress to study at Russell Group and Oxbridge universities. 
  • The extended project qualification (EPQ) gives you the chance to enhance your personal statement or extend interest in one of your studies by completing a research project of your choice!
  • The Be Aspirational programme can help provide you with extra experience to prepare for your application to university.
  • As a high-achieving student, you will be encouraged to take part in activities to stretch and challenge you, including local and international trips and competitions. 


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. 

  • Discover a new passion or take part in the activities you love during your time at college with a variety of extracurricular clubs and societies. 
  • Join the Student Union to make a real difference to our college by taking an active role as part of a community of empowered changemakers. You will be able to represent the interests of all students, have an active voice and help make decisions for the benefit of HSDC Havant students. 
  • MedSoc is an enrichment opportunity for those students interested in becoming a Doctor, Dentist, or Vet! We will help you to develop the confidence and knowledge to apply for a medical course, get inspired and get the edge for your application. 
  • Those with an interest in the law can get involved in our Bar Mock Trial involving participants working in teams to prepare prosecution and defence cases in response to fictitious criminal scenarios! Students play the part of jurors, witnesses, prosecution and defence lawyers in a real-life enactment. 
  • Future Leaders can help you find out how you can fulfil your potential, meet like-minded individuals, demonstrate your own leadership skills and benefit from talks given by inspirational leaders. 


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.

  • HSDC is committed to supporting you in achieving your academic and personal aspirations. Our highly qualified staff can assist you in completing assignments, time management, revision planning, and also help prepare you for future education and employment. 
  • We are here for you – we understand that moving into Further Education can be a challenging time that may present a range of uncertainties and difficult choices, both personally and in your studies. That’s why we have a dedicated Health & Wellbeing Team on hand to listen and help with any issues you might face. 
  • We also offer counselling services. Counselling is about exploring any worries, anxieties, problems or feelings that may be interfering in your personal or academic life. It is a chance for you to be listened to, for your worries to be taken seriously, and to be supported in reaching your own decisions. 

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.

  • Yvette Wants – A Level Law – Qualified as a Solicitor in 1993. 

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.”

  • David Galloway – A Level Physical Education – 25 years of Shotokan Karate training

“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.” 

  • Mark Kellett – Fine Art A Level – 20 years of experience in creating and exhibiting artwork

“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

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