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    I'm going into Year 11 this year and I'm considering what college to go to. Gateshead is the top in the NE but I've heard mixed things about it, what's student life actually like there? I've heard it's a bit posh, and I'm literally the polar opposite of posh 😂
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    Hello! Fellow northerner here^^
    Gateshead are supposed to be best in the NE for their BTEC/vocational courses, so if you want to do one of those, definitely worth a look.

    However for A-Levels, the best in the NE is New College Durham. Can be a trek depending on where you live but to be completely honest, I go to NCD and love it. If you live in the Gateshead area it's a straight bus through to Framwellgate and they pay your travel for you. A-Level staff are amazing and our results are higher year upon year. I honestly couldn't recommend them enough.

    Edit- should also mention that my boyfriend went to Gateshead and didn't like it so much. The facilities are amazing, but more for vocational courses.
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    Hello! Fellow northerner here^^
    Gateshead are supposed to be best in the NE for their BTEC/vocational courses, so if you want to do one of those, definitely worth a look.

    However for A-Levels, the best in the NE is New College Durham. Can be a trek depending on where you live but to be completely honest, I go to NCD and love it. If you live in the Gateshead area it's a straight bus through to Framwellgate and they pay your travel for you. A-Level staff are amazing and our results are higher year upon year. I honestly couldn't recommend them enough.

    Edit- should also mention that my boyfriend went to Gateshead and didn't like it so much. The facilities are amazing, but more for vocational courses.
    Thanks; that's gave me a lot to think about. Only thing is, it's 2 bloody hours away by public transport 😣 Gateshead wasn't much better but there's no transfers, whereas I need to take like 3 trains or 4 buses to NCD
 
 
 
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