Information for Year 11 applicants

Information about August enrolment

We are currently planning August Enrolment to ensure the safety of all students and staff. We will be sending out details by post of how you enrol to all students, including new applicants, around 10th August.

For Applicants: Guaranteed places

We know that some students are anxious about the grades they will be awarded this Summer and whether this will affect their place at College.

We would like to reassure you and minimise any stress you may be feeling. If you have already applied and we have made you an offer, we guarantee you a place on a study programme at New College this September.

When you receive your grades on August 20th, we will work with you to ensure that you enrol on the right level of course. We have plenty of academic and vocational courses available at Level 1/2, including GCSE English and Maths, that will help you to progress to the next level.

For those yet to apply

For those considering making an application to us: once you have applied, we will contact you to organise a telephone interview. If you had made an application to us for entry this September, subsequently withdrew it, but now want to re-instate it then please email enrolment@newcollege.ac.uk - there is no need to re-apply.

Transport to New College

A number of you have been enquiring about transport to College from September. Our site on Queens Drive is very easy to get to from all parts of the region and students reach us on foot, by cycle, car, bus and train. You can find up to date information on public bus routes and numbers, plus links to Thamesdown and Stagecoach websites for information on weekly and monthly travel passes. The College also runs an assisted travel scheme and you can enquire about this by emailing studentservicesenquiries@newcollege.ac.uk We also have a large car park which is free to all students, as they progress through the year and start to pass their driving tests.

The importance of continuing to engage with education

In the light of this guidance, some of you may be tempted not to continue to study or engage with education. Please do not fall into this trap. It is absolutely crucial for your academic development that you do not have what may end up being a six month break from education. When you start with us in September, you will find it very difficult to get back into the swing of things if you have not continued to learn and to develop the skills, knowledge and behaviours, which you will need to progress.

To keep yourself engaged

  • If your school is still setting work, then please follow it; at least for those subjects which are feeders into your A Levels/Level 3 courses.
  • If you are intending to take Maths, Geography, or science subjects and know that your school did not finish teaching all GCSE topics, then please check these out on BBC Bitesize and learn what you can. Alternative, please refresh your memory of key topics by looking at your revision resources, notes and textbooks.
  • Access our Kick Start to College website - this contains resources and material to help you prepare for study with us from September.

Get Ahead Project

Want to carry on with an education programme you can work on at home, at your own pace?

Gain a small qualification, interact with others and earn yourself a £100 incentive payment!

Join our online lessons - we can set up video calls/text/email/phone calls, during normal office hours to help and guide you through the workbooks. Students can develop soft skills like increasing confidence, developing resilience and progression. We want to reduce the anxiety about returning to education when the time comes. The Get Ahead Project can also support CV writing and applying for jobs and/or Apprenticeships.

Students will be put into a virtual class and given a timetable to access their online session. All sessions will be held during the afternoon. Times will be confirmed when classes are created.

Want to know more? Email: getahead@newcollege.ac.uk

Contact us

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact our School Liaison team by emailing enrolment@newcollege.ac.uk or calling 01793 236487 as normal.