12 November 2013

Held on 9th November, a whole host of Open Day activities and demonstrations were on offer to potential students and their parents as they visited the college to find out about the range of courses available in preparation for when they leave school next year.

As well as finding out about A Level courses, this year visitors were able to learn more about a new range of BTEC courses, which were launched at the event. The new courses, which are equivalent to A Level, include Creative Media Production, Digital Arts, Health and Social Care, Sport Science and Business. Other BTEC programmes at the college also include 3D Design, Law, Sport, Music, Music Technology and Performing Arts.

The new courses allow individuals to develop a study programme that is unique to them; with students being able to follow an academic programme of A Levels, mix A Levels and BTEC qualifications or study more than one vocational BTEC course.

The Open Day included a series of monologues performed by BTEC students, musical performances and talks by college principal Jeremy Rogers. A film screening showcased short films created by film and media students and specialist teaching staff provided detailed course information, careers and progression advice.

Student societies and representatives from travel organisation Centro were also on hand to provide advice on student life and getting to college. A team of over 50 students ensured the day was a success by helping with subject activities, meeting and greeting guests as well as guiding visitors around the college.

The college will host another open event on Wednesday 5th February 2014 from 6pm to 8pm.