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Medical Interview Day

Supporting students to fulfil their potential and succeed beyond College is a big part of what we do at Godalming College. Part of this is the annual Medicinal Interview Day, which is organised for students wanting to study Medicine, Dentistry or Veterinary Science/Medicine. 

Godalming College best in Surrey for Oxford and Cambridge acceptance

Godalming College has always been committed to providing its student with the best opportunities for their future and this year we have made it to the top of the list. As many as nine students from our 2020/2021 have been accepted to Oxford and Cambridge universities. According to the data from the Department for Education that is the highest number of any state funded college or secondary school in Surrey.

Remembering Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 1926-2022

The Godalming College community joins the Royal family, the nation and people around the world, in mourning Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.  We extend our sympathies to her family at this very sad time. We will always remember her outstanding sense of duty and loyalty during her reign which spanned an historic seventy years. She was a constant source of stability in an ever changing world.

Huge Congratulations to Class of 2022

Congratulations to all our wonderful students on their fantastic achievements today, we are so, so proud of you. As a College we pride ourselves on our strong sense of community and this is a day for the entire College Community to celebrate what are some of our best results ever!

Royal Academy Young Artist’s Summer Show

One of our Upper Sixth students has had his final piece selected for the Royal Academy Young Artist’s Summer Show 2022 as part of their exhibition.

Future Fridays – What is it?

Consisting of a series of talks, fairs and resources our Future Fridays take place over four consecutive weeks, each focusing on a different pathway; Progression Pathways (week 1), Career Pathways (week 2) and Subject Pathways (weeks 3 & 4).

Adam Duce, the Deputy Mayor of Godalming!

One of our very own has recently been elected as the youngest ever Deputy Mayor in the history of Godalming Council! Adam Duce is such an important member of our College, a fabulous English Teacher, Director of Transition and Progression as well as our Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Officer… it seems like this man never sleeps! 

We won an award!

The Sixth Form Colleges Association (SFCA) Summer Conference is an annual event in every college leader’s calendar. The College submitted entries for both the Independent Learning and Enrichment & Employability categories. We are thrilled to say that WE WON the Independent Learning Category for our 50/50 learning model!

Romeo & Juliet on Tour

As part of the Performing Arts BTEC course, the students are required to take their skills on the road and tour a variety of local schools. This year the students performed a modern rendition of Romeo & Juliet, reimagining this tragic love story by questioning what the final death scene really achieved.

2022 Spring Term Sports Roundup

The Spring Term has seen the sports industry pick back up again and this includes sixth form colleges. This term our sports teams out outdone themselves in the leagues and worked together as players, we are so proud of everything they have achieved this term and we cannot wait to see what is next...

College trips are back!

After a 2-year hiatus on College trips, we are excited to announce that we have seen the return of student outings this term! If you think we are excited about this… just ask the students how excited they are!

What is happening in STEM?

This term our STEM students have been flexing their skills at the Olympiads, a timed exam-style paper completed at College. The Olympiads are a great place for the students to practice their exam skills and subject knowledge before their A-Level exams. Completed in Maths, Biology and Chemistry this year our students did exceptionally well…

Welcoming back campus events and fundraising...

This year we have seen the return of campus events and fundraising, something we have greatly missed around the College. From ping pong in the piazza to staff karaoke… the creativity we have seen from our staff and students when it comes to events has been amazing.

Our new Student Union has been elected!

Our new Student Union team for 2022/23 has been elected! The Godalming College SU has become a quintessential part of our students' College experience, giving them the opportunity to both run for the available positions and vote for their new leaders.

The POC Society organised our very first Culture Day!

Culture Day was set and the team got to work decorating the Bistro with an array of flags, beautiful wall hangings and even a red carpet. A bake sale was organised to raise money for the Afghanistan and Central Asian Association (ACAA) and our fabulous catering team organised Lebanese food to be served from this area of the College to bring in other students.

What it is like to go to university in America?

Ever wondered what it would be like to go to university in America? Promenading through palm tree's in California or powerwalking through crowds in New York... Starbucks latte in hand. We have all seen the movies but what is really like to study over the pond? We chatted with one of our graduates, James Casemore, who is currently in his second year at Yale University. James painted us a picture of what it is really like to study in the USA, what the application process is like, applying for VISA's and what he plans to do next...

The High Sheriff Cadet is awarded for his exceptional work!

One of our very own students, Fin Wells, has been presented an award by the High Sheriff of Surrey for his exceptional work as the High Sheriff Cadet. This well-deserved position saw Fin assisting Dr Julie Llewelyn, the High Sheriff of Surrey, at county visits and events, building trust and offering his professional support when necessary. When chatting with Fin he spoke very highly of his time as a Police Cadet and when asked about his position as High Sheriff Cadet he replied ‘it was an incredible opportunity and extremely enjoyable’.

Godalming receives prestigious Artsmark Award for its' beacon of good practice' in the Arts
Students and staff at Godalming College are celebrating after being one of the first College’s nationally to receive a Platinum Artsmark Award, the highest award made by Arts Council England in recognition of the quality of the College’s contribution to the arts, creativity and culture with the comment ‘Godalming is a wonderful beacon of good practice’.
COP26 Simulation Exercise
On Monday, November 1st, myself and other students studying Geography and/or Politics were lucky enough to have the opportunity to take part in a simulation of the COP-26 summit happening in Glasgow; this simulation took place in the Council Chambers in Godalming. Provided with access to the same data and information that was presented to the World Leaders and advisors we managed to successfully debate and negotiate with each other to get to a reduction in global warming of 2ºC.
Tributary - The New Student Magazine!
The first issue of our student-run magazine, Tributary, has been launched and is available to read! Founded by two of our students, Sebastian Ellery and Isabel Fraser, this passion project was inspired by the experience gained from their Journalism +Enrichment class, then deciding to take students news into their own hands. Beginning with the goal of bringing students together to discuss topics and potential writing perspectives, they have since exceeded this goal by publishing their very first issue.
Dan Piper awarded essay prize from the Association of Ukranians in Great Britain
Congratulations to History student Dan Piper who came second in the 2021 Holodomor Essay Prize competition, winning £400 prize money half of which is donated to the College.
England Hockey selection for talented goalkeeper Dora Savory
Talented godalkeeper Dora Savory has been selected for the England National Squad and will also be playing for the Godalming college Hockey side.
Results Day at Godalming College
As ever, Godalming College students are celebrating their successes with an amazing set of A Level and BTEC results, enabling them to take the next step into their futures with confidence and optimism.
Brainiac Blair: Making Studying Fun
Godalming College student Blair Fiander is helping others with their revision and home learning using modern technology such as the social media platforms TikTok, YouTube and Instagram and a Discord Server Channel.
History of Art student Wins National Competition
Talented History of Art student Max Taylor is the the winner of SPoKE 2021 a National Art History documentary competition with judges including art historian and TV presenter Kate Bryan (Sky Arts Portrait Artist of the Year), Abigail Harrison-Moore (Professor of Art History, Leeds University), Rupert Isaacson (author and producer of 'The Horse Boy'). Sponsors and supported of the competition included the Association for Art History, Art History Abroad, Frieze Art Fair.
Luke makes it big at Dorking Film Festival
Congratulations to Media and Photography student, Luke Whatley-Bigg who is runner up in the Young Adult Short Film category of the Dorking Film Festival with his film about Kingston Upon Thames.
Alex wins London Met Photography Prize
Congratulations to Alex Phocas who is the overall winner of the London Met Photography Competition.