Parents
Year 11 Information

Updated Wednesday 27 May 2020 (2:15 pm)

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To All Year 11s

During the current college closure we want to ensure that all Unity College students are supported in making their next steps.  This page will be updated regularly with the most up to date information from local Colleges and the Department for Education.

You will be awarded your GCSE grades this summer – Summary of how GCSE grades will be awarded 2020.

We hope that you have already applied for Sixth form Colleges but if you have not yet or have changed your mind all Sixth Form Colleges are still taking applications.  During year 10 or 11 you will have had a one-to-one interview with a career’s advisor.  However, if you would like a further conversation The National Career Service is available to help year 11 students via telephone or webchat.  If you click the link you will be able to access this here: https://nationalcareers.service.gov.uk/contact-us

Alternatively if you email z.hammond-phillips@unity.lancs.sch.uk we may be able to discuss some of your options to support queries about next steps.

Future U have put together some resources that may help at this time with the application and interview process:

Current information from Local Colleges

Burnley College / Themis – https://www.burnley.ac.uk

Burnley College are running a lot of Question and Answer sessions through their social media platforms:

Facebook: burnley college / Themis

Instagram: burnleycollege / Themisburnley

Twitter: @BurnleyCollege @Themisburnley

For students who have not applied yet they are still taking applications via the Burnley College website – there is a video on how to apply on the social platforms for students to follow.

For those students who have applied, Burnley College will be sending out resources to individuals based on the area they have applied for.

School Liaison contact details for anyone who is still unsure on the options/choice/questions about GCSES’s etc. Telephone: 01282 733322, email: admission@burnley.ac.uk or contact via any social media platform.

Nelson and Colne / Accrington and Rossendale

https://www.nelson.ac.uk/   – https://www.accross.ac.uk/

Please see this FAQ page which may support any queries you may have at this time – applicant FAQs

To help get you ‘college ready’ there are a range of links for activities relating to courses that are offered at Nelson and Colne and Accrington and Rossendale.  These may be useful to you if you are planning to attend this College or study this subject somewhere else.

For any students who have applied for an apprenticeship or who are thinking of doing so:

Social media pages are updated regularly – parents and students can find information on Instagram and Facebook.

Specific queries can be emailed to the following email: admissions@nelson.ac.uk

Myerscough College – https://www.myerscough.ac.uk/

Parents, guardians and students can get in touch to talk about courses, applications, finance, transport and all things Myerscough every day between 9am and 5pm via their Live Chat facility.

Simply open the Myerscough College website and look for the “Let’s Chat” Tawk.to chat box in the bottom right of your screen. One of their advisors will be online ready to chat to you or you can leave your details and someone will get back to you as soon as possible.

There will also be an Online Course Advice Morning on Saturday 25th April (10am till 12.30pm) where potential students, parents and guardians can chat to course tutors from all subject areas across all Myerscough centres as well as staff from student services, student finance, student accommodation, admissions, inclusive learning, apprenticeships and adult skills.

Please see below a video clip put together by staff at the Witton Campus (Blackburn). This shows images from around the campus and gives information about the courses.  This may be particularly useful for applicants who haven’t yet visited or students who may be interested in Animal Studies or Practical Horticulture.  Witton Campus also offer Foundation Learning and Skills for Working Life courses.

https://tinyurl.com/myerscough

St Christopher’s Sixth Form – https://www.st-christophers.org/sixth

Online applications remain open.

Students who have already applied should have been contacted by the College and bridging work will have been sent out to help prepare you for next year. If you have not received this please contact sixthform@st-christophers.org to organise.

Training 2000 – https://www.training2000.co.uk/

Check out this guide – Here to Help Guide

Online applications remain open for a range of apprenticeships.

Student can access support from Training 2000 to:

  • Apply for an apprenticeship
  • Write a CV or covering letter
  • Practice interview technique
  • Gain more information about their current course and vacancies.

This can be accessed using social media or by emailing info@t2000.co.uk

Facebook: training 2000

Twitter: @training2000

North Lancashire Training Group (NLTG) – www.nltg.co.uk

Video of a Year 11 Presentation on Apprenticeships – Apprenticeship Video