The National Careers Service is delivering a series of webinars for parents and carers whose children are receiving results this August.
It has been a challenging year for students and the National Careers Service want to equip parents and carers with advice to support their children on the day. Click the links below to sign up to one of the webinars and get:
• tips on how your child can prepare for results day
• advice about their options
• advice about leaving education and exploring careers
• signposting to useful sources
• an opportunity for Q&A
Book your free place now:
Choose one of the dates below and click the 'book your place' link to sign up.
Friday 30th July, 12pm – book your place
Tuesday 3rd August, 4pm – book your place
Wednesday 4th August, 12pm – book your place
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Has put together some introductory activities for you to do to prepare you for transition to College. Please see the activities here:
The activities provided are generic and many are not specific to any particular course post-16. The aim of these activities is to offer a range of useful work to develop skills which will be useful for your post 16 study whatever course you wish to follow. You are encouraged to look at activities related to the course areas you are interested in studying when you come to College but also please look at other subjects as an opportunity to develop your knowledge. In fact, some students do change their mind about the courses they want to study over the Summer period so this gives you a good opportunity to look at a wide range of subjects to help with this decision. These activities are not aimed at being a formal induction to any course and will not need to be submitted.
Alongside these activities, we would recommend you to:
Work on really knowing and understanding the content of your GCSEs – particularly in the subjects you think you want to do post-16 as this content forms the basis of the next stage of learning
Proactively look at the content of your post 16 chosen subjects by researching specifications and finding out more about this content by using a wide range of online providers such as Futurelearn, Coursera, Khan Academy, iTunes U, Bitesize etc. many of these provide free content which will help you to explore your chosen courses
In July, the College will be providing more subject specific activities as part of the Transition Events which will be a formal part of the induction to the courses you will study post-16. Further details of these will be provided in due course.
We hope you’re keeping safe and well and we look forward to meeting you in July.
MET Prep portal is now open, here you will find everything you need to know and do before your course starts in September:
Thursday 1 July at 10am - Shoreham Airport Campus and West Durrington Campus
Thursday 2 July at 2pm - Broadwater Campus
Friday 2 July at 10am - Central Brighton Campus and East Brighton Campus
This is an opportunity for applicants to:
Meet their teachers
Meet other students on their course
Hear from current students
Have a tour of the campus and course facilities
Ask any questions they might have about their course or the support available
Find out where to go on their first day in September
Find out where to access all the essential information they will need before their course starts, including any summer projects and kit lists
There will also be an opportunity to talk to our Student Services teams about financial support, additional learning support, English & maths, careers and pastoral care.
Any applicant who is unable to attend will be contacted by our curriculum staff after the event to confirm any essential information they will have missed.
Transition Support Plan Year 11 Summer 2021
We are planning to support our year 11 students into their transition into Varndean College so that they are ready and prepared to join us in September.
Academic Preparation and Support:
From June 7 th 2021- Varndean College Academic Project: we will be launching our Varndean College research project for all students from June 7th . Students will be able to get a badged accreditation on completion of this and it is a great starting point for the next step of their studies.
From June 14 th until June 29 th 2021- there will be a series of webinars, interactive online lessons and subject specific tasters and projects in each of the subjects they have chosen. There will also be the opportunity for students to partake in subjects they have not chosen but are considering to help them make the right choice before their enrolment interview.
Our New Students’ Day will be on June 30 th 2021 in college. All students will be in lessons for the day. Following on from this they will complete their Flying Start s projects from 1 st July. This is a considerable, subject specific piece of work in preparation for them starting their academic lives with us.
Wellbeing and Emotional Transition Support:
Our well being and pastoral team have produced a number of webinars and interactive sessions to support all of our new students to help them to be ready for college in what has been for many of them a very trying time.
Further Transition Support:
Our Additional Support and wellbeing department will be organising one to ones with those students who would benefit from a meeting in college, for an individual tour or from some bespoke in-house transition support.
If you require any further information please contact either: