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Boston College opened its doors to students in September 1964 offering just 7 courses, a vast difference to the 250 that are available today.


Click here to see the courses offered in 1964, compared to 2017!

16-year-old Miss Thesca Sudlow from Quadring was our first student. She enrolled onto a course in Domestic Science after finishing her then CSE's at Thomas Cowley Secondary School, where we still welcome many students from today.

In 1964 the College's courses mainly consisted of A-levels, GCSE's Secretarial and Clerical courses and Domestic Science courses where subjects such as Housekeeping and Cookery were studied.

50 years on from first opening its doors the College has continued to provide high quality Further Education and Apprenticeships ever since, with many courses such as Music and A-levels having been offered since day one.

Alongside the changes in courses offered, the College has also had a vast development in the equipment, facilities and buildings since 1964.  

Someone who has seen all the changes at Boston College is Janet Hemmant, Vice Principal: Corporate Services, whose relationship with the College started back in 1971 when she studies on a part time Public Administration course. ​​​​​

Dear Past, thanks for all the lessons..

Dear Future, we're ready! Are you?


Find out more about Boston College over the last 50 years, by reading our 50th magazine!



Case studies

Janet Hemmant - Vice Principal, Corporate Services

Janet has worked for Boston College for almost 33 years now! Her connection with the college began back in 1971, when she studied here for one years’ transition, on a part time Public Administration course. Read more...