Part of the support we offer to all our students lies in how we prepare you for the next stage of your academic career – whether that be moving from year 11 to year 12 or year 12 to 13 or indeed year 13 to the world beyond college.
Year 11 to 12: Each applicant will have an individual interview to establish their strengths and interests, before acceptance into the College. In July, students are invited to attend a two day induction where they will experience taster lessons in the subjects they are interested in and they will also be provided with transition tasks to complete over the summer holiday. On Enrolment Day in August, students again have a one to one interview to ensure that they choose absolutely the right courses to suit their interest, capability and aspiration. Once they begin, team building days ensure that they settle in as a productive team.
Year 12 to 13: Students follow a 2 year, linear course in 3 A Level subjects or one BTEC subject and one A Level. A UCAS evening takes parents and students through the whole process of applications, including financial ones whilst students have the opportunity to visit university open days in the summer term.
Year 13 to the Future: Students are provided with one-to-one guidance in making choices about their future and form tutors and Sixth Form staff support them closely with the writing of applications and student statements.