Student Profiles

Melissa Storey Former Stokesley pupil, now studying Design, Geology, Maths and Photography.

Melissa Storey
Former Stokesley pupil, now studying Design, Geology, Maths and Photography.

“I was attracted to Prior by the excellent range of subjects on offer and the modern campus facilities. The teachers are really friendly and you get to meet a diverse mix of people from all over Teesside and North Yorkshire.”

Bradley Fisher  Former Ormesby pupil, now studying Accounting, Business Studies and Use of Mathematics.

Bradley Fisher
Former Ormesby pupil, now studying Accounting, Business Studies and Use of Mathematics.

“What I like about Prior –   The help from tutors and teachers have helped me decide what I would like to do after my time at the college, in particular Career Ready.  I enjoy my subjects and all of the teachers treat me with respect. Why I came here – The variety of subjects attracted me to the college.”

Luke Robinson  Former Sacred Heart pupil, now studying Economics, History and Law.

Luke Robinson
Former Sacred Heart pupil, now studying Economics, History and Law.

“Coming to Prior was a good move, it is a really welcoming college and it was easy to fit straight in.”

Thomas Crosby  Former Rye Hills pupil, now studying Drama, Performing Arts and English (Combined).

Thomas Crosby
Former Rye Hills pupil, now studying Drama, Performing Arts and English (Combined).

“At Prior there is masses amount of support for students both in and out of college. The teachers are passionate about their subjects and always go out of their way to help. It is a friendly college and always has a cheerful atmosphere. I love studying at Prior!”

Courtney O’Riordan Former St. Peters pupil, now studying Media Studies, English Language and English Literature.

Courtney O’Riordan
Former St. Peters pupil, now studying Media Studies, English Language and English Literature.

“I thought Prior was the best college for A Levels in the area.  I want to do journalism and they offer good courses that will enable me to follow this path. I came to the Open Evenings and one of the Preview Days where I tried out the subjects. I felt comfortable here and that’s what made me come here. I am glad I chose here because I wouldn’t want to be anywhere else.”

Josh Pearson Former Outwood - Bydales pupil, now studying French, Law and Spanish.

Josh Pearson
Former Outwood – Bydales pupil, now studying French, Law and Spanish.

“Studying Spanish, French and Law here is great. All of my teachers always go the extra mile to help and encourage and I would certainly recommend these courses to anyone who is thinking of coming to Prior.”

Baljeet Singh  Former Acklam Grange pupil, now studying Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Geography.

Baljeet Singh
Former Acklam Grange pupil, now studying Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Geography.

“I came to Prior Pursglove college because I had heard great things about it whilst I was in school. Once I first visited on the open evening I also found it to have an excellent working environment with enthusiastic teachers and students alike. With that said there was no reason not to come to Prior”.

Grace Tams Former Laurence Jackson pupil, now studying Business Studies, Health & Social Care and Psychology.

Grace Tams
Former Laurence Jackson pupil, now studying Business Studies, Health & Social Care and Psychology.

“The main reason why I came to Prior was because of how friendly I found the staff and students when I came to one of the Open Evenings. I really enjoy all of the subjects that I have chosen and I am very glad I chose to come to Prior as it is a very good college.”

Caitlin Joyce  Former All Saints pupil, now studying Further Mathematics, History and Psychology.

Caitlin Joyce
Former All Saints pupil, now studying Further Mathematics, History and Psychology.

“I chose prior because I loved the environment of the college and the teachers all seemed really nice, helpful and knowledgeable. Even though I was the only student from my secondary school attending Prior, I’ve settled in really well and have thoroughly enjoyed my first year.”

Matthew Simpson  Former Redcar Academy pupil, now studying Chemistry, Geology and ICT.

Matthew Simpson
Former Redcar Academy pupil, now studying Chemistry, Geology and ICT.

“I came to Prior because of the wide range of subjects and because the exam results were so good. It is a friendly college with lots of support to help you get the best grades possible.”

Sam Taberner  Former Freebrough pupil, now studying Computing, English Language and Mathematics.

Sam Taberner
Former Freebrough pupil, now studying Computing, English Language and Mathematics.

“I chose Prior because of the wide variety of courses they offer and on the open evening the staff were incredibly helpful and friendly.  When I left school I wasn’t too sure what I wanted to do and Prior had the widest range of A levels to choose from and I now have a much better idea. ‘A’ levels are challenging but also really interesting, and this is thanks to the wonderful staff at PPC.”

Emily Wood Former Huntcliff pupil, now studying Drama, English Language, English Literature and Government & Politics.

Emily Wood
Former Huntcliff pupil, now studying Drama, English Language, English Literature and Government & Politics.

“Not only was I impressed by the wide range of courses available at Prior, but the kind and supportive atmosphere was ideal. By coming to Prior, I’ve become a more independent thinker and been able to develop my creative skills in a very supportive environment.”

Emily Davison  Former St Patricks pupil, now studying Philosophy & Ethics, Health & Social Care and English Language.

Emily Davison
Former St Patricks pupil, now studying Philosophy & Ethics, Health & Social Care and English Language.

“For me, Prior was not the easiest decision I have ever made considering nobody from my school was coming here however after visiting on an open evening I knew this was the place for me. The staff and students were very helpful giving a great insight in what exactly the college had to offer me. The A-Level results are outstanding and I would definitely recommend Prior to anyone considering it!”

Maz Khabbas  Former Nunthorpe Academy pupil, now studying Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics and Philosophy & Ethics.

Maz Khabbas
Former Nunthorpe Academy pupil, now studying Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics and Philosophy & Ethics.

“My main reason for coming to Prior was the friendly and supportive relationship that the teachers had with their students. They are approachable and always willing to offer their time to help.”

Conor McNamee Former Unity pupil, now studying Biology Applied, English Language and Use of Mathematics.

Conor McNamee
Former Unity pupil, now studying Biology Applied, English Language and Use of Mathematics.

“I chose to come to Prior as I heard that it had excellent facilities in a number of subjects, some of which I was heavily interested in taking. I believe that choosing to go to Prior was an excellent decision as I have made a number of friends and enjoy spending time in the college. While the college isn’t in the easiest place for me to reach from where I live, the college provides an extremely cheap bus service that allows students to reach the college on time and for a minimal cost.”

Beth Carter  Former Hillsview Academy pupil, now studying Biology, Chemistry, History and Psychology.

Beth Carter
Former Hillsview Academy pupil, now studying Biology, Chemistry, History and Psychology.

“I came to Prior because of the wide range of courses and the outstanding exam results. I wanted an environment where I had more independence and which would prepare me well for University. I have not been disappointed!”

Jade Beals  Former Outwood - Acklam pupil, now studying Photography, Psychology and Sociology.

Jade Beals
Former Outwood – Acklam pupil, now studying Photography, Psychology and Sociology.

“I visited other colleges but choose Prior as it was not too big, it was easy to get around and it is really friendly and welcoming. It just felt like the right place for me. It has a great support system and it has helped me tremendously with my studies.”

George Lodge Former Whitby pupil, now studying Further Maths, Physics and Psychology.

George Lodge
Former Whitby pupil, now studying Further Maths, Physics and Psychology.

“I came to Prior because I wanted a fresh start. I like the freedom of being in a College environment and it has given me the opportunity to meet new people.”