Like what you see at Gower College Swansea?


  • Historic college, dating back to 1825
  • 90% of our international A Level students progress to Russell Group universities, many of them to the G5
  • Provide a comprehensive range of programmes, including 40 A Levels and 40 vocational subjects

Gower College Swansea (GCS) is one of the highest performing colleges in the UK. We are renowned for our A Level programme, with outstanding results and progression rates to the UK’s finest universities.

GCS has a long history, dating back to 1825. They have been teaching A Levels since 1951 and now teach over 40 different subjects. Class sizes are small with an average of 15 students per class, taught by highly qualified teachers, many of which are chief examiners in their subject.

The Oxbridge Preparation Programme was established in 1987, and around 10 students progress to Oxbridge each year from the College. They also offer a Medical Tutorial Programme which prepares students for entry into top UK Medical Schools.

The GCS English Academy offers a range of programmes including the IELTS and A Level Preparation Course, Academic English, General English and the International Foundation Programme. GCS also offer a wide range of technical and vocational programmes, such as Business, Electronic Engineering, and Art and Design.

International students benefit from a tutorial system, study skills support and an exciting international social programme, enabling students to flourish and realise their full potential.

Gower College is located in an area of outstanding natural beauty, surrounded by beautiful beaches and countryside. Swansea is the second biggest city in Wales, only 3 hours by road/train from London. It is a vibrant, friendly city with a great variety of shops, cafes and cinemas, and plenty of cultural activities on offer.

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Location: Swansea, South Wales

Number of students: 12,500 including 1,500 A Level students

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