College Updates

Thursday 25 May (Thu 25 May 5:20 pm)

Dear Parents and Carers

As some of you are aware, there was an incident in college today. At break, we became aware that a small number of students had smoked a vape suspected of containing THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), the chemical in cannabis that makes you high.  

Three students became unwell and had to be taken to hospital for assessment.  A further group of students was assessed by paramedics in college before being discharged.

Unity College staff worked in partnership with Lancashire Police and the North West Ambulance Service to bring the incident quickly under control and the vast majority of students went quietly and calmly about their usual college day.

Unity College will continue to educate children about the dangers of vaping and we are continuing to work with other agencies, including Lancashire Police, Trading Standards, the UK Health Security Agency and local safeguarding partners to keep our children safe.

I would also like to take this opportunity to remind parents and carers that it is illegal to sell vapes and e-cigarettes to anyone under 18. Illicit e-cigarettes that breach UK regulations are also becoming more common across the country so I would please ask that parents, carers and young people remain vigilant to this issue.


Jane Richardson


GCSE Examinations (Wed 10 May 1:00 pm)

GCSE examinations for Year 11 begin on Monday 15 May. Please find attached a copy of the examination and revision session timetable; all students have been given a copy of this.

Morning revision sessions will begin at 7.30am, with breakfast served from 7.30am to 7.45am. If students arrive after 7.45am, breakfast will not be available but they are more than welcome to join the revision sessions until 8.30am. There will be seminars during Period 4, before afternoon exams, and revision sessions after college for exams the following day. 

Students are expected to attend college every day and follow their usual timetable when not in scheduled exams or seminars or revision sessions. They should make sure they have a range of revision resources with them to use in subjects that have already completed all assessments. Morning exams begin at 9.00am and afternoon exams begin at 1.30pm. Students must ensure they are punctual and dressed in full uniform throughout the exam season. Students will continue to attend college every day until they have completed all exams. 

There will be a Leavers’ Assembly on Thursday 22 June, once all exams are finished. More details will follow about this closer to the time.

Year 11 Revision Timetable 2023


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