Support for you
As you start to consider the options you have for studying after taking your GCSEs, you need to gain as much information as possible about what is available. In school, your Year Head will help you in this and you will also have a session with a Careers Adviser to help you make your choices. We aim to ensure you have all the information you need about what we offer. Contact us at any time to arrange to come and see the college and meet our staff and students.
You can find out what we offer by looking at our prospectus. A series of Information Events will give you the opportunity to ask questions about the subjects available and find out more about the College. Our Open Evenings in November and March will give you a great feel for the college; check out the front page of this website to find out the precise dates and times.
Applying for a place
We welcome applications from all students. If you decide to apply for a place we will have a meeting with you to discuss your application and your career intentions. We want to make sure you choose a course that will be a success for you.
When you start with us
We recognise the uniqueness of every student and will treat you as an individual.The support we offer will help you enjoy your time with us and gain the most from your studies. We will be there whenever you ask for help. After your offer of a place you will be invited to our Induction Day in July when you can confirm your choices.
Starting at the College will be a big change in your life. In your first few weeks you may need answers to questions as well as advice on various matters. You will have access to a team of trained specialists including your personal tutor, a learning mentor, the College's Career adviser, and staff who are specialists in welfare and financial advice.
Your Personal Tutor
When you come to our College you will have your own Personal Tutor. Your tutor will help you settle into life in the 6th Form and will support you in both your studies and any personal matters you may want help with. The support for your studies will include regular reviews of your progress against your subject targets. This will help ensure you reach your full academic potential during your time with us. There will be three formal reviews of your progress each year and copies of the reviews will be sent home to your parents/carers. A Consultation Evening will follow each review.
In addition, your Personal Tutor will help ensure your time at the College is enjoyable and enriching.
Your Tutor will help you with study skills and offer advice on career progression, finance, transport and general welfare matters. You will be a member of a Tutor Group of about 25 students who will meet on a regular basis throughout the week.
We welcome all students including those who need additional support with their learning and/or have a disability. If you do have a specific additional need we will ensure support is available to you. In addition our ALS tutors will work with students who may require additional study support for specific purposes e.g. coursework planning, revision, time management. For those of you who have a particular gift or talent we offer opportunities to help you make the best of your ability. We value each of you as a unique person and will strive to ensure you reach your potential.
Our Careers Adviser will help you make the right choices for your future. You will have access to various data-bases covering careers, universities and gap years.
Students who wish to progress to university will be able to attend a number of events to help them choose the university and course that best suits their aspirations.
For those students who aspire to a place at Oxford or Cambridge, there will be additional guidance and support.
We realise many students may be concerned about the cost of college. We offer additional support through our bursary scheme and respond according to need where students are suffering financial hardship.
We may be able to assist with the cost of transport, exam fees and other educational expenses you may incur.
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