Keep in touch (Careers)
We anticipate that there will be many concerns regarding what happens next with Post-16 progression for our Year 11 students. Therefore, during the COVID-19 outbreak, it is business as usual at the academy and we will be providing a comprehensive remote Careers Guidance service to pupils to ensure they are fully prepared for the next steps in their education.
We can support with:
- College and apprenticeships applications.
- Support with organising remote college interviews
- General Career guidance open to all pupils
- Parent/Carer Support
If you would like to get in touch, please use this form and we will get back to you.
Information from the Colleges:
Following the announcement from the government on Wednesday 18th March to close all schools and colleges from Friday 20th March, all classroom teaching will be suspended. However, learning will continue for all of our students and our staff will continue to provide support throughout the closure period. From Monday 23rd March the College building will only be open to staff, the children of any key workers, and vulnerable students.
Please be reassured that we will do everything we can to support students’ progression. It is our mission to ensure a caring community for all including our prospective students and their parents.
Due to start in September 2020?
We would like to take this opportunity to ensure all students who would like to make an application to the College/ have already made an application to join the College in September understand the following;
Applying to the College
Please encourage students to complete an online application via the College’s website. As it stands we are still following the same internal process with regards to new applications. Once applied, applicants will receive an email with their scheduled First Course Discussion (FCD) appointment. Applicants will also receive regular communications from the College via email and will be able to ask any questions via Cedar (Internal College Comms).
First Course Discussions (FCD)
Students who have had an FCD – Students offer letters and their place to study at the College from September is not affected. We do not operate on a first come, first serve basis and we treat every student on their own individual merit. We will be following the Government guidance with regards to cancelation of the summer examinations and continue to update students with further information.
Students awaiting an FCD – For now, all FCDs will still take place however they will now take place as a telephone interview rather than face-to-face. We have emailed all prospective students awaiting a FCD explaining the new process. Students awaiting an appointment can expect a telephone call from a member of our friendly Interview Team on the date and time of their scheduled appointment.
Students who have missed FCDs – We will reschedule any missed appointments directly with students. As above students will receive a phone call.
Find Your Feet – 23rd June – CANCELLED
Unfortunately, all events planned for the summer term will no longer take place. This includes our student experience day ‘Find Your Feet’ which was due to take place on Tuesday 23rd June.
We hope to be in the position to enrol students from Thursday 20th August. However, we are continuing to pay close attention to guidance from the Government (especially in relation to the cancelation of all exams for summer 2020 and entry requirements) and will update all applicants, parents and schools of any changes to this process in due course.
Communication with applicants
We will continue to send all applicants and their parent/ carers a monthly newsletter via email and inform them of any additional updates when necessary. Please encourage students to contact us via; Admissions@stokesfc.ac.uk
Here is the link to communication that was sent to all applicants (23/3/20): https://mailchi.mp/0ea2e8166031/stoke-sixth-form-college-applicant-information-regarding-covid-19-we-want-to-put-your-mind-at-rest-we-havent-forgotten-about-you
Please visit the College’s website and social media platforms for updates on the COVID-19 situation.
Following on from the latest Government guidance on the response to the COVID-19 virus, as of Friday 20th NSCG will close for face to face delivery for the majority of our current students and we will continue to support students’ learning in other ways.
For students who hope to start with us in the next academic year who will be feeling uncertain about their future options we wanted you to know that we look forward to welcoming them to the NSCG family however the current closure of our buildings means that we cannot deal with applications, taster sessions open events and induction events in our normal way. The Open Events planned for the 16 May (Newcastle) and 13 June (Stafford) and the NSCG Experience events planned for the end of June will unfortunately now not take place.
In the meantime it would be helpful to us if you would share the following information with your Year 11 students:
- If you have already applied to NSCG, had your interview and accepted a place you will receive further communication from us in due course about induction events and enrolment.
- If you have applied to NSCG and not yet had your interview, please be assured that we are arranging for our faculty staff to contact you to conduct a short telephone interview. This will be an informal discussion and an opportunity to explore your course options. You will also have the opportunity to ask us any questions you have about life at NSCG.
- If you have not yet applied but are looking to study at NSCG in September, it is not too late. We will continue to process all online applications received via our website www.nscg.ac.uk.
We understand that these are uncertain times and would like to reassure you that our team will be on hand to support your transition to college. If you have any questions or queries about studying at NSCG, or if you would like to discuss your application further, you can reach us on any of our usual email addresses or the generic Schools Liaison address: firstname.lastname@example.org
The most important message here of course will be to reassure young people that we can assure them of their place at College even if at the moment we will not be able to confirm specific course levels or subject choices.
As the situation is changing by the day and decisions will be made in due-course we are advising that all pupils follow the official college social media channels (Facebook, Twitter & Instagram) or check on our web site to receive updates, administrators and all staff will be working from home so pupils can expect communication directly from the college as and when they need that information.
There is likely to be a range of communications with potential applicants over the coming weeks as the situation evolves in order to answer questions. This will be run through a central system advertised on social media so please ask learners to ‘follow us’ as per the handles below.
Facebook: Newcastle College
Currently the following dates for visits have been cancelled:
Open day – 6th May
The following dates are subject to change:
Open Event – 27th June
Find Your Feet – 30th June and 2nd July
Moving forward, we will be going straight to offer on all applications and an offer letter will be sent out to students for them to sign and return.
We are saddened by the disturbance COVID-19 has caused for Year 11 students, but we want them all to be aware that we are here to support if they have any questions or concerns about college / courses.
Amy and I will be contactable throughout, and we are happy for you to share our contact details with students:
Suzy – email@example.com 01782 603601
Amy – firstname.lastname@example.org