“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”
- Carla Hitch, Pre-16 Co-ordinator
Who is Pre-16 for?
Our Pre-16 programme is for home educated 14-16 year olds who will attend College to enhance their learning. The Government will pay for the course(s). These students can do any course agreed by the College.
We have been offering bespoke educational packages for over ten years. These are popular, positive and effective with students – reflecting their preference for study within a mature learning environment. We aim to construct a bespoke study programme which builds on prior learning and interests.
All programmes include Maths and English GCSE or equivalents, unless the student has already obtained a Grade 4/C or above at GCSE in each subject. Exceptions are made if the student is studying these subjects at home or with another provider. However, we must ask for proof of this in order to support the current Government expectations.
As the parent retains responsibility for the child, we do not legally have to make special arrangements for pastoral care or offer a full curriculum. However, we provide a strong level of pastoral support and our elective home educated students are part of specific Pre-16 tutor groups. These tutor groups have a bespoke schedule which takes into account the student’s backgrounds and is student led.
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.
All Level 2 courses that are available to our 16-18 students are available to Pre-16 students as long as they meet the entry requirements.
Find out more
Call 01793 236487 (ext. 6700) to arrange an appointment with one of our Pre-16 Team.
A useful website for news and information on home educating, Ed Yourself, can be found here
Read our Pre-16 Myth Buster