“The key to our pre-16 learners’ success is the delivery of an exceptional student experience across all aspects of teaching, learning, social and community life. I am delighted to welcome students at 14 and support them in undertaking courses.
Our pre-16 students arrive from a range of schools, home education and other backgrounds. We are here to encourage them and help them grow as young people and to embrace all available opportunities. Students here enjoy their courses, the support provided, tutor accessibility as well as the confidence and independence that they feel studying here.
We look forward to welcoming you or your young person here as a student at New College!”
- Carla Hitch, Pre-16 Co-ordinator
Why Come to New College?
We teach bespoke and flexible programmes to help schools provide a wider range of courses to pupils as well as meet the needs of individuals.
Whether you are interested in a part-time or larger programme, we offer:
- the facilities/expertise to deliver qualifications across a range of subjects
- an opportunity to learn in an educational environment different to school
- the chance to benefit from different teaching and learning styles
- a range of vocational/applied learning courses alongside GCSEs
- strong pastoral care and student support
Students can participate in offsite trips and onsite activities, including team building exercises; subject-themed days; seasonal parties; trips abroad; Wilderness Survival Exercise at Lawns Park and the Pre-16 Prom.
You can select which GCSEs to study alongside your home education from the following list:
Ancient History, Biology, Chemistry, Core Science, Computing, Economics, English Language, Film Studies, Geography, Geology, Greek (classical), History, Leisure and Tourism, Mathematics, Media Studies, Music, Photography, Physics, Psychology, Religious Studies, Sociology, Statistics, Modern Languages: French, German, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish.
BTEC Level 2 Courses
We run BTECs and other Level 2 vocational qualifications across Art & Design, Hair and Beauty, Business, Childcare, Health and Social Care, Creative Media, Drama, Functional Skills, Home Cooking, Hospitality, ICT. Law, Music, Photography, Public Services, Sport and Youthwork.
We run short courses to extend students’ knowledge and skills – we call these our “Upskill” Courses. They include Level 1s in Internet Safety, Personal Finance, Healthy Eating, Volunteering, Home Cooking and Substance Misuse Awareness.
Academy of Music and Sound
Our partnership with The Academy of Music and Sound (AMS) offers popular courses in performance skills to suit those who love modern rock and pop music.