Guide for Full-time Students 2021/22 - - Chichester College

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Guide for Full-time Students 2021/22 - - Chichester College

                   Guide for
                   Full-time Students

Guide for Full-time Students 2021/22 - - Chichester College
The Chichester College Group (CCG), which includes Chichester College,
has been graded as ‘Outstanding’ in all areas by Ofsted, following our
inspection in March 2020.

We are the only Further Education college group in Sussex to be currently
rated as Outstanding by Ofsted – and we are the only group of FE colleges
to be rated as Outstanding in all areas across Sussex and Hampshire.

That means you can be assured you’ll be receiving the very best education
and training when you choose to study with us.

Out of nine areas inspected, all nine were rated ‘Outstanding’:

     Overall effectiveness                                        Outstanding
     The quality of education                                     Outstanding
     Behaviour and attitudes                                      Outstanding
     Personal development                                         Outstanding
     Leadership and management                                    Outstanding
     Education programmes for young people                        Outstanding
     Adult learning programmes                                    Outstanding
     Apprenticeships                                              Outstanding
     Provision for learners with high needs                       Outstanding

Overall, we are 'Outstanding'!
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        PUBLISHED MAY 2020,
          ON OUR WEBSITE:

Here are just some of the reasons
why Ofsted says we are 'Outstanding':

What Ofsted says about our students:

› Students and apprentices greatly enjoy their time at college
› Students, including adult learners, and apprentices, are rightly
 very proud of their college
› Students and apprentices greatly appreciate the many opportunities
 they have to participate in decision-making across the college
› Students and apprentices study courses that are relevant
 and are in line with industry practice

What Ofsted says about our support for students:

› Students and apprentices, and particularly those from disadvantaged
 backgrounds and those with special educational needs and/or disabilities,
 rightly feel highly supported by college staff
› Students and apprentices benefit from substantial careers advice
 and guidance to ensure they are well informed about their next steps
› Staff who work with students with special educational needs and/or
 disabilities are well informed and trained to support the student’s individual
 academic and social goals

What Ofsted says about our staff:

› Staff have high expectations of all students and apprentices
› Lecturers inspire students to fully commit to their studies and, as a result,
 they develop the skills, knowledge and behaviours they need to be successful
› Lecturers use their considerable experience to structure lesson content
 logically and to teach interesting and engaging lessons
Guide for Full-time Students 2021/22 - - Chichester College
to choose
Chichester College is a great place to be a student. There are
specialised teaching facilities, lots of places to eat and quiet spots
for independent study. And there is an active Student Union providing
exciting extra-curricular activities. Here are our top reasons why
Chichester is the place to be...

1      With a career-focussed course you’ll
       gain the technical and professional
       skills you need for work, with extra
       support to help you build on your
English and maths skills.
                                                4          The campus is really easy to
                                                           get to. We’re just a short walk
                                                           from the Chichester train and
                                                           bus stations, and students
                                                can use our car park at low daily rates.

2         You’ll be taught by lecturers who
          are professionals in the industry
          in which you want to work.
          Many run their own businesses
alongside teaching and so have up-to-date
experience and lots of contacts.
                                                5          It’s easier for you to take
                                                           the next step in your studies
                                                           with our wide range of
                                                           part-time and full-time
                                                Higher Education courses created
                                                in partnership with universities.

3          We prove that who you know
           is just as important as what
           you know. You’ll benefit from
           our relationships with local
businesses with exciting work placements,
apprenticeship opportunities and training
that sets you up for work.
                                                6          When you’re not studying
                                                           there are lots of exciting
                                                           things to get involved in
                                                           to make college life more
                                                interesting including day trips, trips
                                                abroad, clubs and enrichment activities.

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Welcome                                              Contents
Here at Chichester College, we put you at            2-3         We Are
the heart of everything we do. It’s one of the                   Ofsted Outstanding
reasons why Ofsted rated us as Outstanding
in March 2020, making us the only college            4           Six Reasons to Choose
group in Hampshire and Sussex to receive                         Chichester College
Outstanding across all areas (you can read
                                                     5           Welcome and Contents
more about this on pages 2-3).
                                                     6-7         Student Life
We know that you have dreams and
aspirations and our job is simple - give you         8-9         Our Facilities
the best possible chance of achieving these          10-11       Your Study Facilities
ambitions and it is our privilege to be part
of your journey.                                     12-13       Your Study Programme

One of the things we often hear from our             14-15       Progression+
students is that Chichester College is a             16-17       ACES
friendly place, where you are free to be
yourself. You'll be challenged to achieve            18-19       Support Services
your best, but you’ll also be given the
                                                     20          Course Fee Information
best possible support to do that.
                                                     21          Financial Help
That sense of community, along with the
quality of our teaching, is why we believe           22-23       Chichester College Group
we’ll be a great choice for you.                     24          Brinsbury College
We’re very proud of the results our students         25          Haywards Heath College
achieve, which include a 100% pass rate for
A-levels at Chichester College in 2020. Our          26-27       Entry Levels
Chichester College Group achievement rate            28-29       How to Apply
for 16-18 classroom-based learning was the
best in Sussex in 18/19 for further education        30-31       T Levels
colleges for the fourth year in a row*.              32-35       Apprenticeships
We encourage you to come along to                    36-37       Higher Education
one of our open events which give you
an opportunity to look around the college,           38-41       A-levels
meet our staff, chat to current students             42-73       Courses
and see what we can offer you.
                                                     74-75       College Highlights
We look forward to showing you around.
                                                     75          Information Events

                                                     *According to National Achievement
                                                     Rate Tables, published by Government.
Helen Loftus - Principal                             These include all level 1 to 5 qualifications,
Andrew Green - Executive Principal                   including A-levels, BTECs, Higher National
Shelagh Legrave OBE DL - Chief Executive Principal   Diplomas & Certificates and GCSEs.

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At Chichester College, you’ll find plenty
of ways to enrich your learning experience…

ChiSU                                            ChiSU Student Executive
                                                 and Course Representatives
The Chichester College Student
Union represents you, our students.              The Student Executive represent the
They represent student views from                student body in all college decisions,
across the college and make sure your            meeting once a week to discuss and
voice is heard. With a student president         run the student union. They represent
and a strong team of student executives          all students and vote on day-to-day
from across the college, ChiSU is here to        decisions which affect students. The
make sure that your college experience           Student Executive assist in running union
is one you'll always remember!                   organised fundraisers, activities and in
                                                 guiding potential students at open days.
Got some down time?                              They regularly meet with the principal
                                                 and governors of the college too.
The union common rooms are perfect for
chilling out with your friends or enjoying       As a course representative, you are
a game of pool.                                  the key person in your class or course
                                                 to give feedback on your course and
Want to have some fun?                           college life to the Student Union. You will
                                                 attend three student conferences over the
ChiSU organises a huge range of brilliant
                                                 academic year to discuss everything from
activities and events throughout the year,
                                                 the price of chips to safety. You will also
including parties, gigs and trips to theme
                                                 meet with the curriculum leader for your
parks and abroad!
                                                 area once a term.

                                                 Being at college is not just about
                                                 learning, it’s about testing your limits,
                                                 experimenting and trying new things.
                                                 So join us and get involved!

                                                 *Statement taken from CCG's Outstanding
                                                 Ofsted report, May 2020

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“Students value the active role
          they take in working with leaders
          and staff to create an inclusive
          and vibrant community”*


Playing sports, taking dance classes,
volunteering in the local community or
joining the debating team are just a few
of the extra activities going on around
college that you can get involved in.
You'll meet new friends and discover
something new outside of your course.
If you're passionate about sports and want
to enjoy more competitive matches, why
not try out for one of the college teams?
We run all the social aspects of college from
trips to Thorpe Park, paintballing and many
more, to parties and fundraising events.
Every week there is something going on.
We give you opportunities to go abroad
from trips to New York and Disneyland to
volunteering in Kenya and San Francisco…
there is so much to get involved in,
so make sure you don’t miss out!

Follow us on:
Facebook - @ChichesterSU
Instagram - @ChiXtraOfficial
Twitter - @ChiSUOfficial1

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At our Chichester campus, you’ll be able to access
a range of facilities to help you make the most
of your time at college!

We have excellent sports and fitness              Fitness Gym
facilities on-site, as well as our Lee
                                                  Our on-site, state-of-the-art gym opened
Stafford Hair Salon and Oasis Beauty
                                                  in August 2018 and is full of the latest
Spa. The Riverside Theatre hosts fantastic
                                                  Matrix exercise equipment. Qualified
shows and there’s also a well-stocked
                                                  staff are on hand to provide advice and
library and learning resource centre.
                                                  supervision for fitness programmes.
The campus is set in the heart of the             As a student, you can enjoy a discounted
city, with stunning views of the cathedral.       membership. Discounts are also available
Though relatively small, Chichester               for classes such as boxercise, pilates
has everything you could expect from              and indoor cycling.
a larger city – bustling shops, including
high street stores and independent                Lee Stafford Hair Salon
retailers, cinemas, leisure/sports centre,
bowling alley, museums, trampoline                We’ve teamed up with award-winning stylist
parks, restaurants and bars.                      Lee Stafford to offer cutting, perming,
                                                  colouring and conditioning treatments in
                                                  our fantastic training salon, which is open
Where can I find the campus?
                                                  to the public and offers great discounted
Chichester College is really easy to get to!      rates. Treatments are carried out by our
The campus is only a ten minute walk from         expertly trained students, under the careful
the train and bus stations, as well as the city   supervision of their tutors.
centre. The college is located just off the
A27 and hosts on-site parking, with low daily
                                                  hair to find out more or call 01243 812935
charges. Spaces are in high demand and are
                                                  to book an appointment.
not guaranteed. You’ll need to display a valid
pay and display ticket from the machine,
or you can buy a pre-paid season ticket,
which must also be displayed*.
We’re close to many popular towns
and cities in the south, such as Brighton,
Portsmouth and Worthing – and just 90
minutes from London by train.

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Oasis Beauty Spa
If you need to unwind, the Oasis Beauty Spa
in the heart of the campus is just the place.
The spa provides a full range of beauty
and holistic treatments, including facials,
massages, manicures, pedicures and body
toning treatments, at competitive prices.

oasis-beauty-spa to find out more or call
01243 776227 to book an appointment.

Feeling hungry?
You won’t be disappointed here at
Chichester College! Whether it’s grabbing
lunch from Coasters, a coffee in Costa, a
Subway snack or enjoying a relaxed meal
in our student run Café 19 or 64 Restaurant
and Bar, we have a range of great locations
where you can enjoy delicious food.

*Please note, parking and transport
information is correct at the time of
publication but may be subject to change.

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Across our campus, we have a whole host
of specialist facilities and learning spaces.

Learning Resource Centre                         Café 19 and 64 Restaurant & Bar, named
                                                 for the year the college was founded,
Our Learning Resource Centre provides
                                                 give students the opportunity to gain
internet access and all the study facilities
                                                 experience in different styles of restaurant,
you’ll need to get ahead. Well stocked
                                                 including silver service.
and fully staffed, there’s always someone
on hand to help. Specialist software as
well as printing and scanning facilities
are available to help you present that           We have a dedicated, modern
perfect assignment.                              construction centre, including mini
                                                 bathrooms, electrical training areas
Our study areas are ideal for noise-free,        and various other purpose-built spaces.
uninterrupted study.                             Our workshops are extremely well-equipped
                                                 and specialist to the subjects taught.
Specialist Facilities
                                                 Hair & Beauty
We believe in giving you industry-standard
workshops and training facilities.               Our hair and beauty students can
                                                 showcase their skills in our fully equipped
Catering & Hospitality                           commercial salons, including a Barber
Our state-of-the-art kitchens and two            Shop. Open to the public, these busy
training restaurants provide a fantastic         salons will ensure you gain vital experience
opportunity for learning in a real               as well as develop your customer
working environment.                             service skills.

Opened in 2016, the kitchens are fully
kitted out with the latest technology,
including 11 touchscreen oven systems
with USB.
                                                 *Statement taken from CCG's Outstanding
                                                 Ofsted report, May 2020

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Ofsted says our students
        'benefit from excellent
        resources that closely
        match industry standards'*

Finding new accommodation can be
difficult at the best of times, and even more
so if you’re moving to a new and unfamiliar
city or country.

Whether you want on or off-campus
accommodation, self-catered or half-board
lodgings, or you simply want to share
with friends, our accommodation team
is here to help.

They have years of experience and all
the right local knowledge to help you find
what you’re looking for, allowing you to
focus on your studies.

College accommodation is available in
our halls of residence. Our accommodation
services are inspected and validated
by Ofsted, the British Council and the
ANUK Code of Standards.

We’re proud to be rated by Ofsted as
‘Outstanding’ for our Residential Care
Standards, awarded in Autumn 2018.

To find out more about our accommodation
facilities you can go to our website or contact our
accommodation team. You can email them
or visit them in the Student Centre.
If you’re 16-19, you’ll follow a study programme to help
you develop academically, practically and personally.

Your course                                      Work experience
Whether you choose A-levels, a T Level           All of our students have the opportunity
or vocational/technical subject, your            to take part in work experience placements.
course will be the main focus of your time       This will look great on your CV, give
at college. Depending on your choice and         you an insight into the world of work and
your GCSE results (or other qualifications),     may help you decide on your future career
you’ll start at either level 1, 2 or 3.          path - as well as put you in touch with
                                                 future employers.
Love English & Maths
                                                 Our Progression+ team will help you
If you haven’t achieved a grade 4/C or           find a placement and guide you through
above in English and maths at GCSEs,             the process - from applying to helping
you will be supported as you work towards        you to get the most out of your time.
this. We have a dedicated team of tutors
and mentors who will work with you,              College life
helping to develop your skills and build
your confidence.                                 At Chichester College, you’ll find
                                                 plenty of ways to enrich your learning
If you already have grade 4/C, you’ll            experience. Check out pages 6-11
extend your English and maths skills             to find out about our student
through in-class activities.                     union, enrichment opportunities
                                                 and facilities.

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From the moment you start college, we start preparing you
for your next steps. It’s your future, and we want to ensure
you have the opportunity to make the most of it - starting
with a career that matches your ambition.

That’s why our Progression+ team are            Our expert team will also offer you
here. They’ll give you professional careers     support and guidance when the time
advice as well as tools to help put you in      comes for you to start your UCAS or
the driving seat. From one-to-one meetings      job applications. We’ll help you with job
to group workshops, we’ll give you access       searches, CV writing, interview techniques
to up-to-date careers information and the       as well as give you information about
support you need to progress.                   self-employment and personal branding.

                                                We provide access to careers and higher
Progression+                                    education fairs, as well as arrange talks,
Our aim is to support you in making choices     visits and guest speakers - all demonstrating
that will suit your interests and abilities.    the choices available to you. We'll also
We'll equip you with the personal and           deliver workshops that will help you
employability development that you need to      to develop the life skills which will
make the most of your future opportunities.     prepare you for future work or study.

We know you are an individual, which is         The future’s in your hands,
why we’ll give you impartial advice and         but we can help you get started.
guidance on courses, employment, work
experience, apprenticeships and higher
education opportunities. We’ll help you
make the right choice for you.

*Statement taken from CCG's Outstanding
Ofsted report, May 2020

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Ofsted says our students
                                              'benefit from substantial careers
                                              advice and guidance to ensure
                                              they are well informed about
                                              their next steps'*

Career Coach
Use Career Coach - an online resource
- to assess your skills and see how you
match up with a potential career, build      Speak to us
your CV and research career information.
You’ll even find relevant courses and jobs   You’ll find us in the student centre,
to help reach your career goals.             where you can pop in and see the
                                             team. Alternatively you can call
Visit our website - - and   or contact us online.
search ‘Career Coach’ to find out more.
                                             Phone: 01243 786321 ext 2539

The college was
awarded the matrix
status in 2019 for the
high quality of careers
support and advice
We want you to succeed and to get as much as possible
out of your time with us, which is why we have a number of
services - all designed to help you reach your full potential.

Student tutors                                    Our ACES Programme
Our student tutors are here to support you        Our unique ACES (Attitude, Choices,
throughout your time at college, and will         Employability and Skills) programme
play a key role in your study programme.          has been developed to cultivate your
Every student, aged 16-19, has a student          development and will be tailored
tutor and you will meet with them regularly.      to you, as an individual.

Through personal one-to-one discussions,          Delivered by our student tutors
tutors can monitor your progress, track           through a series of interactive workshops,
your achievements, support attendance             it will guide you through your college
and set targets which will ensure you             journey as well as inspire and inform
achieve your goals.                               your future. It will cover a range
                                                  of topical discussions, including
We know there are many factors that can           environmental issues, relationships,
affect you during your time at college.           respect and tolerance, personal
Our student tutors will work with you and         wellbeing and social media. They
help you through the challenges which             will also work with you to cement
may impact on your journey. They will             your professional development.
offer intensive support to students who
are identified as being ‘at risk’ of not          Our mission is to prepare and
achieving their qualification. This is tailored   inspire you to be a global citizen,
support, which seeks to remove barriers           curious about your world and
you may face with the aim to help you             ready to embrace your future.
get back on track to completing your
course successfully.
                                                  *Statement taken from CCG's
If you are aged 19 or over, you will be offered   Outstanding Ofsted report,
support and access to student tutoring.           May 2020

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Ofsted says our students
'value the support they
receive from tutors'*

To make it easy for you to get the help you need,
most of our support services are located in one place.

We have a dedicated Student Centre near          We encourage any potential students
main reception, which acts as a one stop         to discuss their requirements with our
shop for careers, progression and financial      Additional Support Team. You are
advice and guidance. It’s open all year          very welcome to visit the college,
round, not just in term time. Drop in any        meet with staff and view our facilities.
time, phone us or arrange an appointment
                                                 For more information, please contact
to discuss anything.
                                                 01243 786321.
Additional Support Team
                                                 ASC Provision
Our Additional Support Team can help you
                                                 Social and communication skills are an
and your lecturers tailor support to meet
                                                 essential part of everyday living and we
your specific needs, including providing
                                                 have qualified and experienced lecturers
in-class or out-of-class support for literacy,
                                                 on hand to teach social and communication
numeracy and study skills, as well as
                                                 skills in structured sessions and workshops.
individual and group support to develop
social communication skills.
                                                 Supporting You
Specialist support is available for students     We know that some students will require
with additional needs such as dyslexia           special arrangements when taking
and other Neurodiverse conditions and            exams and support can be provided, post
we offer a range of adaptive equipment           assessment, in accordance with awarding
and software for students with hearing           bodies’ guidelines. Dependent upon
and visual impairments. Facilities such as       assessment results, scribes and readers
ramps, hoists, lifts and specialised toilets     may be supplied and assistive equipment
are available. In addition we have accessible    may be borrowed.
parking and wheelchair access where
appropriate and, if this is not available,
                                                 Student Welfare
we will seek to re-locate classes.
                                                 The physical and mental wellbeing of all
                                                 our students is extremely important to us,
                                                 so we provide a number of support services.
                                                 Our College Community Support Officer is
                                                 on site to help you stay safe whilst at college.

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Ofsted says our students
with high needs 'rapidly gain
confidence, independence
and employability skills'*

A nurse is available at Chichester
campus. You can contact them at
We also have drop-in services including
a Mental Health Team, Substance Misuse,         Students experiencing emotional or
MIND and NHS Health Checks, as well             personal problems, or who are distressed
as a large network of trained first-aiders.     and have no-one to talk to, are able to
                                                access our counselling team for totally
Childcare                                       confidential support and advice. These
                                                professional services are available for free.
At the campus we have our First Steps           You can contact the team on 01243 781424.
nursery, which is a commercial nursery,
open to all. Charges are competitive and        VIP Breakfast Club
bursary support is often available to help
with childcare costs.                           Designed for those who don’t have the
                                                opportunity to have a healthy breakfast
For more information about First Steps,         at home, students can grab a quick,
visit                tasty and nutritious breakfast to set
                                                them up for the day ahead.
If you need financial support with childcare,
please contact our Student Funds team.

                                                *Taken from CCG's Outstanding
                                                Ofsted report, May 2020
    If you’re 16-18                                 Advanced Learner Loan
If you’re a home student1 and are under             If you’re thinking of progressing onto
18 at the beginning of your course, you             a full-time course and are aged over
won’t have to pay tuition or exam fees for          19 you may qualify for this loan.
most courses. You will have to pay exams
fees if you need to resit an exam.                  To be eligible you must:
                                                    › Be aged 19 or over at the start
You may need to pay for course equipment              of your course
and materials. You will be told about
this at interview.
                                                    › Be a UK resident
                                                    › Be applying to study on a course
    If you’re over 19                                 which is Level 32 or above

You may be eligible to receive financial            International students
help with course fees. If you don’t hold
a Level 2 qualification (eg five GCSE at            International students should contact
grades A-C/9-4) or a Level 3 qualification          our International Department for fee
(eg two A-levels) and are under 23 years            information on +44 (0)1243 786321.
old, you may be able to get a substantial
reduction in your fees.                             Refunds

Also, if you select a course leading to a           For courses lasting longer than one term:
basic skill qualification (English or maths)        If you choose to leave your course within
there will be no tuition fees to pay.               one month of it starting and the course is
                                                    longer than a term, a refund may be made
You may also be able to claim for free or           of fees paid, minus an administration charge
discounted courses at Entry Level and Level         and any payments made to examining or
1 if you are aiming for a full Level 2 course,      other bodies which cannot be reclaimed.
do not already hold a qualification at this
level and are under 23 years old.                   For courses lasting one term or less:
                                                    If you booked on a short course and
                                                    cancel at least 10 working days before
                                                    the course date, you will receive a refund
 Home students are people who have already          of 80% of the course fee. If you cancel
lived in the UK or EEA for a minimum of three
                                                    less than 10 days before the start of the
years for reasons other than education.
                                                    course, or leave the course after it has
 Defined by the government as a maximum             started, no refund will be given.
of 3 A-levels; an access to HE course;
Level 3 and/or Level 4 certificates or diplomas;    If a course is cancelled by us, you’ll
an advanced or higher apprenticeship.               receive a full refund of fees paid.

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We're here to help you get the financial support you
need. The student finance team can provide you advice
on grants that are available.

Chichester College Learning              If you are aged 16 to 18 and are
Support Grant & Bursary                  currently in care, just leaving care,
                                         receive Income Support or Universal
This is our bursaries scheme for 16 to   Credit, or receive ESA (employment
18 year olds. This grant is funded by    support allowance) or Universal Credit
the Education Funding Agency and         and PIP (Personal Independence Payments),
administered by the college.             you may be eligible for the Guaranteed
This grant could provide you with:       Bursary via the Learning Support Grant.
› Access to free or subsidised travel    Financial help is also available
› Free or subsidised equipment,          for students aged 19 or over.
  books or resources
› Free or subsidised childcare           To find out more, call our Student Finance
› Free UCAS admin fees                   Team on 01243 786321 ext 2119 or 2325,
› Free college meals                     or visit
› Contribution towards enrichment        financial-support
  activities linked to your course


By choosing to study at Chichester College,
you become part of something bigger.

Chichester College is proud to be part          As the largest college group in Sussex,
of the Chichester College Group, a family       we educate more than 20,000 students
of five West Sussex colleges - Chichester,      each year. And you can be assured you
Crawley, Brinsbury, Worthing and our            will always be at the centre of everything
newly opened Haywards Heath College.            we do. This is reflected in our results,
                                                which include a 100% pass rate for
We were proud to be rated as Outstanding        A-levels at Chichester and Worthing
by Ofsted in 2020. It means we're the           Colleges in 2020. Our group achievement
highest rated college group in Sussex.          rate for 16-18 classroom-based learning
You can read more about our report              was the best for Further Education
on pages 2-3.                                   colleges in Sussex in 2018/19*.

                                                The Chichester College Group is growing
                                                and moving towards an exciting future and
                                                we hope you join us on that journey.

                                                *According to National Achievement
                                                Rate Tables, published by Government.
                                                These include all level 1 to 5 qualifications,
                                                including A-levels, BTECs, Higher National
                                                Diplomas & Certificates and GCSEs.

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CRAWLEY                                     WORTHING
COLLEGE                                     COLLEGE
Based in the centre of Crawley,             Worthing College offers a fantastic
just a few minutes’ walk from the train     range of A-level and vocational
station, the campus offers a wide           courses - and can boast superb
range of full and part-time courses         achievement, with 100% A-level
across a variety of subjects.               pass rate in 2020.

It is home to some of the best facilities   The college is set in a beautiful
in the region for studying IT, creative     18-acre parkland campus
media and engineering. The ATC              with fantastic facilities and
(Advanced Technology Centre)                state-of-the-art classrooms.
provides students, apprentices and
businesses with the opportunity to          It has an extremely successful sports
engage with the latest technology           programme and high quality sporting
- enhancing the skills of the current       facilities, including floodlit netball
and future workforce!                       and tennis courts, rugby pitch
                                            and well-equipped fitness gym.
Crawley College continues to lead
the way in these subjects and will be
opening a new £3million dedicated
STEM centre in February 2021.                     


Whether you want to work with horses, be a blacksmith,
dog groomer or even a tree surgeon, you’ll get the skills
and qualifications you need at Brinsbury College.

Set in the stunning South Downs countryside,    That's because Brinsbury is the number
the beautiful Brinsbury campus offers you       one land-based campus in Sussex, Surrey
a chance to study subjects you won’t find       and Hampshire for achievement (according
in a classroom.                                 to data compiled by Landex for 2018/19).

And what’s more, you can be assured             The campus is home to an award-winning
you’ll be getting the best education.           dairy herd, working farm, modern animal
                                                care centre, equine centre as well as a new
                                                £200,000 forge - not to mention extensive
                                                woodland and lakes!

                                                Catch the bus to Brinsbury
                                                Located near Pulborough, in West Sussex,
                                                getting to Brinsbury is easier than you
                                                may think.

                                                We offer a dedicated bus route from
                                                Chichester, which takes you right to the
                                                campus doorstep. The service starts in
                                                Chichester and calls at North Bersted,
                                                Bognor Regis, Felpham, Littlehampton,
                                                Wick and Arundel.

                                                Buses also run from Shoreham and Crawley.
                                                You’ll find all the latest information about
                                                the bus service, including timetables,
                                                prices and ticket information, on our
                                                website at

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We are delighted to have opened our
new Haywards Heath College this year.

The college offers Mid Sussex students
the opportunity to study a fantastic range
of A-levels and vocational courses in a
modern, purpose-built facility.

At Haywards Heath College, you will
have access to the highest quality
teaching, learning and support, meeting
your individual needs in a college driven
by its mission, values and a passionate
community of staff.

At the same time, you will have access
to an enriching experience. You can extend
your learning in and out of the classroom
through engagement in a broad mix of
opportunities as part of your student life.

From the moment you walk on to our
campus, we will provide you with the
freedom, tools and support to develop
and grow. You’ll be part of a modern,
vibrant and connected community where
everyone is supported, cared for and
guided through your programme of study.

the right
                           Level What you can study

            Entry                    Courses that build your independence, improve

            level                    basic skills and include vocational options

                                     Key Skills Level 1, NVQ Level 1, Skills for Life Level 1,
          Level 1                    Foundation Diploma, BTEC award, Certificate and
                                     Diploma level 1, Functional Skills Level 1

                                     Key Skills Level 2, NVQ Level 2, Skills for Life
                                     Level 2, Higher Diploma, BTEC Level 2 award,
          Level 2                    Certificate and Diploma, Functional Skills Level 2,
                                     Apprenticeship (intermediate)

                                     Practical vocational, Key Skills Level 3,
                                     NVQ Level 3, Apprenticeship (advanced)

                                     Academic vocational, Advanced Diploma,
                                     BTEC Level 3 award, Certificate and Diploma

         Level 3                     A-levels

                                     T Levels

                                     Access to HE – a range of pre-university level courses

                                     HNC (equivalent to the first year of a
          Level 4                    Bachelor’s degree); NVQ Level 4, BTEC Level 4
                                     Professional Award, Higher Apprenticeship

                                     HND (equivalent to the second year of
          Level 5                    a Bachelor’s degree), foundation degree

                                     Top up degrees (equivalent to the
     Level 6/7                       final year of a Bachelor’s degree)

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Once you’ve got an idea of what and how you’d like to study,
the next step is to decide on the level. This guide shows you
what level of study programme you can take, what qualifications
you’ll gain and what results you’d generally need to be accepted.
The specific entry requirements for each course can be found
on their individual course pages.

What results you generally                             Next Steps
need to be accepted

No formal qualifications required
                                                       • Level 1
- acceptance onto the course is by interview

Some courses may require GCSE                          • Level 2
maths or English grade 1/G or above                    • Intermediate Apprenticeship

Relevant Level 1 Qualification, GCSE maths and         • Level 3
English grade 3/D or above, some courses require       • Advanced Apprenticeship
a GCSE in relevant subject at grade 3/D or above       • Full-time employment

Relevant Level 2 qualification or 5 GCSE grades
4/C or above) including maths & English. Science
is also required for some programmes

Relevant Level 2 qualification at merit grade,
5 GCSEs at grades 4/C or above including English.
Maths and a GCSE in a relevant subject may be
required for some programmes                           • Levels 4 & 5
                                                       • Higher Apprenticeship
5 GCSE grades 4/C or above including maths and         • Degree level course at university
English language. Most require the same subject          or at college, on one of our
at GCSE at grade 4/C or above. Maths and science         Higher Education courses
subjects will also require GCSE at grade 6/B
                                                       • Full-time employment
5 GCSE grades 4/C or above including maths
and English. Some subjects will also require
GCSE grade 4/C in science
GCSE maths and English language grade 4/C
or above. GCSE science at grade C/4 are required
in order to study certain subjects
                                                       •   Level 5
Relevant Level 3 qualification or A-levels in
related subjects. You may need some relevant           •   HND/Foundation Degree
work experience for apprenticeships. Specific          •   Higher Apprenticeship
entry requirements will vary across courses
                                                       •   Full-time employment

Relevant Level 4 qualification or second year          • Level 6
progression from the related level 4 course. You
                                                       • Top up degree
may need some relevant work experience, but
specific entry requirements will vary across courses   • Full-time employment

Relevant Level 5 qualification or prior learning/      • Masters Degree
experience in a related area, but specific entry
requirements will vary across courses                  • Full-time employment

1                                                3
      Application form                                     Accepting a place
     Apply online at                     Within two weeks of your
     We’ll let you know when we’ve                         interview, we’ll send you a
     safely received it with an                            letter to confirm that you’ve
acknowledgement, usually within                  been offered a place. The offer will
two weeks.                                       either be unconditional (you don’t have
                                                 to do anything) or conditional (you’ll be
                                                 told in your interview what the conditions

                                                 are eg the GCSE grades you need).
         Your interview
           We’ll need to arrange a meeting       You will need to complete the
           with you before we can formally       acceptance slip found in your letter
           accept you onto the course. We’ll     ASAP and return it to us. Don’t forget
contact you within four weeks of your            to return this slip - it’s very important
acknowledgement letter to invite you             that we know you’re coming!
into an interview, along with the time and
date. Don’t worry - the interview is there

to help give you advice and guidance on
any additional help you might need and
                                                           Starting college
                                                           A few weeks before the start
to make sure the course is right for you.
                                                           of your course we’ll contact
It will usually be with your course tutor
                                                           you and let you know where to
and there may be a short aptitude test
                                                 come on your first day and at what time,
involved, but nothing too scary!
                                                 also where to find further information. It’s
We aim to arrange your interview                 important the college has an up to date
within nine weeks of your                        email address or mobile number in order
acknowledgement letter.                          to send this information to you.

                                                 If you need any help, pop in and
                                                 talk to our admissions team or
                                                 call them on 01243 786321.

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 Your next steps…
› 		Read on to find out about our subject areas
› 		Visit one of our Open Events where you’ll get to meet
  the tutors, tour the college and discuss your study options
› 		Apply online at
› 		Once we receive your application form we
    will be in touch to invite you in for an interview
› 		If you have any queries just give us a call on
    01243 786321 or email

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                 You'll discover our subject areas on the following
                 pages, but to find out more about specific courses
                 just scan the QR Code on the page using the
                 camera on your phone or tablet.


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With the introduction of T Levels, we're excited to increase the
number of technical qualifications we offer as a college group
from September 2021.

T Level qualifications offered                Those studying the Education and Childcare
                                              route will complete a minimum of 750 hours
across the Chichester College                 allowing you to achieve a licence to practice.
Group are:
                                              As they have been developed in collaboration
Digital Route                                 with employers and businesses, you can be
                                              assured they will give you the knowledge
   Digital Production,
                                              and skills that will prepare you for work.
   Design and Development
                                              T Levels will provide the skills, knowledge
   Digital Support and Services               and experience that will help you get
                                              a foot in the door to your career.
Construction Route

   Design, Surveying and Planning             Entry requirements
   Onsite Construction (Chichester Only)      To be accepted onto a T Level, you
   Building Services Engineering              should have five GCSEs at grade
   (Chichester Only)                          9/A*-4/C, including English and maths.

Education Route                               TRANSITION COURSES
                                              We know that not everyone who would
   Education and Childcare                    like to start a T Level is ready at age 16,
                                              so we have transition courses to help you
Health and Science Route                      get to where you need to be to start your
                                              T Level. These include construction,
                                              digital, education, health and science.
   Healthcare Science
                                              WHAT NEXT?
WHAT ARE T LEVELS?                            When you complete your T Level, you’ll
T Levels are new two-year technical           have lots of opportunities including:
qualifications, which have been designed
with employers to give you skills that           Employment in a skilled occupation
are needed by industry. Equivalent               Higher or degree level apprenticeships
to 3 A-levels, T Levels offer a range of         Higher level study, including university
technical routes for students aged 16-19.

Industry placements are at the heart of the   FIND OUT MORE
T Level qualification and each student will   If you have any questions, get in touch.
complete between 45-60 days (a minimum        Email us at
315 hours) within their chosen industry.      or call 01243 786321.

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Start your
career with an
An apprenticeship is a great way to earn money, gain real work
experience and achieve a nationally recognised qualification
in your chosen industry.

Rated ‘Outstanding’                             Key facts
apprenticeship provider
                                                It’s a real job
We are recognised by Ofsted for our range
of high-quality apprenticeship training         You will be treated just like a regular
programmes delivered by industry experts.       employee of the company with a contract
                                                of employment, salary and employee
No.1 in Sussex & Hampshire                      benefits such as holiday and sick leave.

We have the highest achievement rates for       There’s no age limit
apprenticeships in Sussex and Hampshire,
according to government figures.                Anyone over the age of 16 is eligible to
                                                become an apprentice, whether you are
                                                employed, unemployed or leaving school.
'Apprentices develop key knowledge
securely and learn how to apply this            You can choose from a wide
to their specific job roles'                    range of apprenticeships

Ofsted Report, 2020
                                                There are over 75 different apprenticeships
                                                for you to choose from, across a range of
                                                levels, so you can be sure you’re heading
'Apprentices make strong progress with          towards the right career path for you.
their studies, develop new knowledge and
skills and often achieve to a high level'       How to apply
                                                To apply for an apprenticeship or
Ofsted Report, 2020
                                                to find out more information please
                                                contact our apprenticeship team
'Employers value greatly the positive           by calling 01243 812948 or emailing
impact apprentices’ new skills and    
knowledge have on their workplace'              You can also check out our website
Ofsted Report, 2020
                                                for the latest news and vacancies.

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                   “After I completed my Level 3 Business Administrator
                   apprenticeship, I decided to further progress my career and
                   take on the Level 4 Project Management apprenticeship. During
                   my apprenticeship, I have really matured as an individual and
                   I understand what to expect in a professional environment.
                   An apprenticeship is the best decision I have made and
                   a step up into my career!”

                   Chloe Lambourne, Apprenticeship Programme Coordinator
                   at Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

“Being married with two children and working full-time means I often
have limited time to progress in my career. So, an apprenticeship was the
best option! I get to work and learn new skills at the same time which has
improved my confidence and performance in the workplace. This has
all resulted in my promotion to Deputy CEO!”

Rory Massey, Chief Operations Officer and Deputy Chief
Executive Officer at Age UK Portsmouth

                   “I started an apprenticeship after I finished university and it
                   has given me the opportunity to acquire new skills whilst earning
                   and the flexibility to explore different career options once the
                   course finishes. I have learnt so much about digital marketing
                   and what it takes to become a professional in this field. I am
                   also developing essential workplace skills that will be beneficial,
                   whatever I decide to do after my apprenticeship.”

                   Rebekah Waller, Digital Marketing Apprentice
                   at St Barnabas House Worthing

“I applied for an apprenticeship because I wanted to start something
new, learn a trade and get stuck into the industry. PVL have been very
helpful getting me through the apprenticeship and my college tutor has
visited me in the workplace to ensure I am supported. When I finish my
apprenticeship, I plan to get a permanent job at PVL and continue
working in the sign making industry."

Piers Oliver, Vehicle Technician Apprentice at PVL Ltd

We offer apprenticeships
Across A range of
job Roles and levels,

Business and Administration                      Construction
                                         Level                                          Level
Business Administrator                     3     Bricklayer                              2
Team Leader/ Supervisor                    3     Carpentry & Joinery                     2
Operations/Departmental Manager            5     Advanced Carpentry & Joinery            3
Chartered Manager (Degree)                 6     Fire Emergency & Security Systems
                                                 Technician Gas Engineering Operative    3
Learning & Development Practitioner        3
                                                 Installation Electrician/
Learning & Development                                                                   3
                                           5     Maintenance Technician
Consultant Business Partner
                                                 Plumbing & Domestic
HR Support                                 3                                             3
                                                 Heating Technician
HR Consultant/Partner                      5     Gas Engineering Operative               3

Care Services
                                                 Creative and Design
Adult Care Worker                          2
                                                 Creative Venue Technician               3
Lead Adult Care Worker                     3
                                                 Live Event Technician                   3
Children, Young People and Families
Practitioner (Residential Childcare)       4     Cultural Learning
                                                 & Participation Officer                 2

Catering and Hospitality
Commis Chef                                2                                            Level
                                                 Digital Support Technician              3
Production Chef                            2
                                                 Data Analyst                            4
Chef de Partie                             3
Hospitality Team Member                    2
Hospitality Supervisor                     3

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                                                          APPRENTICESHIPS AT OUR
                                                             OTHER CAMPUSES

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Education and Childcare                      Hair and Beauty
                                     Level                                                Level
Early Years Practitioner              2      Beauty Therapist                              2
Early Years Educator                  3      Hair Professional                             2
Teaching Assistant                    3      Advanced & Creative Hair Professional         3
Assessor/Coach                        4
Learning & Skills Teacher             5
                                             Health and Science
                                             Healthcare Support Worker                     2
Engineering and Manufacturing
                                             Senior Healthcare Support Worker              3
Autocare Technician                          Healthcare Assistant Practitioner             3
Motor Vehicle Service                        Community Activator Coach                     2
& Maintenance Technician              3
                                             Community Sport and Health Officer            3
General Welder                        2
Engineering Operative                 2      Legal, Finance and Accounting
Engineering Technician                                                                    Level
(Technical Support)                   3
                                             Payroll Administrator                         3
Engineering Technician (Machinist)    3      Assistant Accountant                          3
Composites Technician                 3      Professional Accounting/
                                             Taxation Technician                           4
Furniture Manufacturer
(Wood Machinery)                      2
                                             Accountancy/Taxation Professional             7
Furniture Manufacturer
(Modern Upholsterer)                  2
                                             Sales, Marketing and Procurement
Bespoke Furniture Maker               3
Advanced Upholsterer                  3      Customer Service Practitioner                 2
                                             Digital Marketer                              3

Stay local and                                    further

A university level qualification can make a huge difference to your
career prospects. So whether you’re at the start of your journey,
looking to progress in your career or want to change direction you
will find what you’re looking for at Brinsbury, Chichester, Crawley,
and Worthing campuses, part of the Chichester College Group (CCG).

Degree-level qualifications                       Access to Higher Education
Our degree-level qualifications are               Access courses are designed for adults
awarded by the University of Portsmouth,          who wish to enter higher education
Solent University and the University              courses but don’t have the necessary
of Chichester, so you’ll have the dual            qualifications. This is the perfect
benefit of graduating from leading                opportunity to gain a full level 3
universities while staying local at               qualification to enable you to study at
one of our outstanding colleges.                  university level to further your career.

Across the group, we offer university-level       Our access courses offered
courses in a variety of subjects, including:      across the group, include:
›   Animal Management                             › Animal Management
›   Business                                      › Business & Management
›   Computing & IT                                › Computing
›   Construction                                  › Criminology & Forensic Studies
›   Creative Media                                › Engineering
›   Dance                                         › Health & Health Sciences
›   Education                                     › Healthcare Professions
›   Engineering                                   › Humanities
›   Horticulture                                  › Nursing & Healthcare Professions
›   Hospitality & Events                          › Science Pathways (Biomedical,
›   Performing Arts                                 Ecology & Environment, Medicine)
›   Sport                                         › Sport Science
                                                  › Teacher Education

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Your route through
higher education
               Graduation | Employment | Professional Course | Postgraduate Course

                       Top-up     BA (Hons)      Bachelor of Arts                      Degree & Higher
3rd year

             1 year

                       Degree     BSc (Hons)     Bachelor of Science                   Apprenticeship

                       A final year that will turn your HND or foundation              A package of
                       degree into a full honours degree                               work and study,
                                                                                       where you will
                                                                                       gain a university
                                                                                       level qualification
                       HND Higher National Diploma                   2 years           and hands-on
                                                                                       experience while
2nd year

                       A vocational qualification,
             2 years

                                                               Foundation              you earn. Depending
                       equivalent to the second year           Degree                  on your employer
                       of a degree. Highly regarded by
                                                                                       they may take
                       employers and can lead straight         A vocational
                                                                                       between 3-6 years
                       to employment or further study          qualification
                                                               with a blend
                                                               of academic
                       HNC Higher National Certificate         study and
                                                               work based
                       A vocational qualification,
1st year

             1 year

                       equivalent to the first year of
                                                               equivalent to
                       a degree. Highly regarded by
                                                               two years of
                       employers and can lead straight
                                                               a degree
                       to employment or further study

              A-level, T Level, BTEC or Diploma                      Access to Higher Education
   2 years

               Two year formal qualifications                        A one year course designed to
                                                            1 year

               designed to prepare you for further                   prepare adults to study at university
               study or employment                                   level that do not have formal
                                                                     qualifications required


To find out more
Visit our website to download                                                           Scan me for
our Higher Education prospectus:                                                        more information!                                               

Our highly qualified and experienced staff are committed
to ensuring that you’re offered the best possible learning experience
across our extensive range of subjects, many of which are not
available in local schools.

Our A-level programme is open to           Additional qualifications
students of all ages, whether you are        The path to
                                           Alongside your A-levels, you can also opt for
about to complete your GCSEs or a mature
student wishing to return to study.
                                             your success
                                           exciting qualifications to complement your
                                           studies and support entry to study higher
We support you with extensive resources    education. The Extended Project Qualification
including well equipped laboratories, a    (EPQ) and the CREST Award give you the
custom designed theatre, art studios,      opportunity to research a subject or topic
comprehensive up-to-date computer          of your choice. You’ll be supported through
                                           input on research methods and tutorials as
facilities and A-level specific study
                                           your project develops. The EPQ develops
zones and computer facilities.
                                           independent research and study skills which
                                           many universities regard highly. The CREST
                                           Award develops your practical project and
                                           teamwork skills. We also offer a range of mini
                                           qualifications to give you the competitive
                                           edge in reaching your future goals.

                                           Applied Level 3 Qualifications
                                           While most students study three A-levels,
                                           from 2021 you can also choose from a
                                           number of Applied Level 3 qualifications.
                                           You can study these alongside one or two
                                           A-levels to give you added flexibility. All
                                           these qualifications earn UCAS points so
                                           can still help you on your way to university,
                                           but are not totally reliant on exams.
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Applying for A-levels                          For more in-depth information, visit
                                      or come
Look at the subject options available
                                               along to one of our open events to
to you – you’ll find a list on the next
                                               speak to our subject teachers
page and subject information is available
on our website (     If you have any questions, please
                                               contact us on 01243 786321.
Check your subject combinations on
the timetable matrix to ensure your
                                               Linear A-levels
subjects don’t clash. This is available from
our Admissions team or at our open events.     All A-levels are now assessed at the
                                               end of the second year. Only a few
Once we receive your application, we’ll        subjects have coursework elements
invite you to an A-level interview or          and for those that do, the coursework
applicant event. During your interview,        is worth a smaller percentage – most
our staff will guide you with your             only 20% of the overall mark.
choices and the right number of
A-levels for you, based on your                To help prepare you for your final exam,
abilities, interests and future plans.         we have four formal progression points
                                               each year. This gives you exam experience
Once you have been offered a place,            under real exam conditions. It also
you’ll be invited to a Taster Day.             allows you to receive detailed feedback,
                                               which will help you focus on areas to
                                               improve and develop and enables you to
                                               maximise your progress over two years.

                                                         OUR STEM CLUB AND GAIN
A-levels                                                  A CREST AWARD WHILE
                                                            TAKING PRACTICAL

We have a range of A-level subjects and Applied Level 3
qualifications to choose from here at Chichester College:

Business & Economics                             Performing Arts
Accounting A-level                               Drama & Theatre Studies A-level
Business A-level
Economics A-level                                Sciences
Law A-level                                      Biology A-level   F

Politics A-level                                 Chemistry A-level     F
                                                 Applied Medical Science Level 3 Diploma
English                                          Physics A-level   F
English Language A-level F
English Langauge & Literature A-level            Social Sciences
English Literature A-level F                     Psychology A-level
Extended Project Qualification Level 3           Sociology A-level
(1 year only)
                                                 Applied Psychology Level 3 Diploma

Geography & Earth Sciences                       Applied Criminology Level 3 Diploma

Geography A-level F
Humanities                                       Physical Education A-level

History A-level F
                                                 Visual Arts
Religious Studies A-level
                                                 Art & Design A-level
Maths & Computer Sciences                        Film Studies A-level
Computer Science A-level                         Graphic Communications A-level
Further Maths A-level F                          Media Studies A-level
Maths A-level F                                  Photography A-level
Applied Mathematical Studies (Core Maths)
Level 3 Certificate (1 year only)

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Entry Requirements                            apprenticeship that you want to do.
                                              Does it require specific subjects at
For all of our A-level courses and Applied
                                              A-level? You’ll be able find this
Level 3 qualifications, you will need to
                                              information on university websites
have achieved five GCSEs at grades 9-4,
                                              or using the UCAS course search.
including in maths and English language.
For some subjects it is recommended           What have you studied and enjoyed?
that you will have achieved a minimum         Think about building on subjects you
grade 6 in a relevant subject at GCSE.        have studied before, considering ones
Information can found on the course pages     you have enjoyed or have a passion for!
on our website. Just scan the QR code
to be taken to our A-level area or visit      Find a balance
                                              Try to choose subjects that reflect
You will also be required to complete a       your abilities, strengths and interests.
‘GCSE to A-level Transition Project’ before
starting with us in September 2021.           Ask yourself ‘why’?

Choosing the right A-levels                   If you want to choose a new subject, take
                                              a minute to think about why you want to
With so many subjects to choose               study it. Is it something you’re interested
from, getting the right mix of A-levels       in but haven’t been able to study before?
can be confusing.                             Do you know what it’s about? Is it relevant
There are a few things to consider to         to what you want to do?
help you make the right choice for you:
                                              What if you’re not sure?
Do you know what you want                     If you don’t know what you want to do, that’s
to study/do in the future?                    ok! But do choose your subjects carefully.
Look at the entry requirements for the        Our facilitating subjects (marked ‘F’) will
university or higher education course/        help you to keep your options open.

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