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We’ll send you a letter inviting you to an informal interview. There’s nothing to worry about, our friendly staff will sit and talk with you and your parent/guardian about your ambitions and why you have chosen that course. This is just to make sure you’re starting on the right course for you, and that the course is at the right level to match your aims and abilities.
Year 11 Welcome Days
Students will receive a letter in the post inviting them to their allocated Welcome Day. Welcome Days are a chance for all Year 11’s joining us in September to come and meet the peers who will be in their classes with them, an ice breaker type of day, to have a taste of what is to come. They will spend a few hours here getting to know their new classmates and tutors, plus their surroundings and a more detailed run down of what they can expect in September.
|Tue 9th July||Sixth Form||Loxton||10:00 - 13:00|
|Wed 10th July||Animal and Equine||Knightstone||09:00 - 12:00|
|Brickwork||South West Skills||10:00 - 13:00|
|Business and Travel||Knightstone||09:00 - 12:00|
|Carpentry and Joinery||South West Skills||10:00 - 13:00|
|Computing||South West Skills||09:00 - 12:00|
|Construction||South West Skills||10:00 - 13:00|
|Creative and Digital||Loxton||09:00 - 12:00|
|Early Years||Knightstone||10:00 - 13:00|
|Electrical||South West Skills||10:00 - 13:00|
|Engineering||South West Skills||09:00 - 12:00|
|Hair and Beauty||Knightstone||09:00 - 12:00|
|Health & Social Care||Knightstone||10:00 - 13:00|
|Hospitality and Events||Knightstone||09:00 - 12:00|
|Motor Vehicle||South West Skills||10:00 - 13:00|
|Music and Media||Loxton||09:00 - 12:00|
|Performing Arts and Production Arts||Knightstone||09:00 - 12:00|
|Plumbing||South West Skills||10:00 - 13:00|
|Public Services||Knightstone||10:00 - 13:00|
|Sixth Form||Loxton||10:00 - 13:00|
|Sport||Knightstone||10:00 - 13:00|
|Visual Arts||Loxton||09:00 - 12:00|
Parents Information Evenings
We offer Parent Information evenings in May and June to ensure that everyone is prepared for the transition from School to College. This is an opportunity for parents to come and see the College facilities, find out information about support available at College and ensure their questions are answered. These normally operate in the month of May. Click here to book onto one of the dates below.
|Wed 24th April||Business Enterprise and Service Industries||Knightstone, Conference Centre||17:45|
|Education, Health and Lifestyle
(Early Years and Public Services)
|Knightstone, Conference Centre||18:45|
|Creative Arts||Knightstone, Conference Centre||18:45|
|Wed 8th May||Creative Arts||Loxton, Bistro||A-M 17:45 N-Z 18:45|
|Wed 15th May||SWSC||SWSC, Bistro||A-M 17:45 N-Z 18:45|
|Tue 21st May||Sixth Form||Loxton, Sixth Form||A-M 17:45 N-Z 18:45|
|Thur 23rd May||Health and Social Care and Sport||HALC||18:00|
Year 10 Taster Days
Do you know what College is like? Got a particular subject area in mind? Would you like to try something different? Taster days are an ideal opportunity for the whole of year 10 to come along to College in July and sample a lesson at one of our campuses for a real taste of College life for the day.
|Mon 8th July||Priory, Worle and others||All sites|
|Thur 11th July||Broadoak, Hans Price and others||All sites|
Year 11 GCSE Guidance Surgeries
On GCSE results day in August, members of the School Liaison team visit local schools to offer help and advice about course options at College. School Liaison staff will also be available at Knightstone campus on the day, as well as the following day, to assist with your course option enquiries.
|Thur 22nd August||Worle||8:00 – 11:00|
|Thur 22nd August||Broadoak||8:00 – 11:00|
|Thur 22nd August||Hans Price||8:00 – 11:00|
|Thur 22nd August||Priory||8:00 – 11:00|
|Thur 22nd August||Knightstone||13:00 – 19:30|
|Fri 23rd August||Knightstone||13:00 – 19:30|
An opportunity to gain an introduction to College life, look at what Weston College has to offer and ask questions about courses. Usually carried out in assemblies during September/October and aimed at Year 11 students.
An opportunity for students in years 9 and 10 to get involved in a project after school in a subject area they are interested in. Projects are normally run over 3 or 4 weeks (available from September to July) and culminate in a celebration event in the final week.
A great chance for students in Year 10 and 11 to sample a workshop in a subject they are interested in for the day. Ideal for students to sample a subject and meet the tutors. Available during February and October half-terms.
Become a College student for a day! An opportunity for year 11 students to shadow an existing student at college, following a real timetable in order to experience a ‘day in the life’ at College. This normally takes place in October.
An opportunity to experience a College subject are in more depth by participating in a project over the summer break. This is available in most curriculum areas and at all campuses. Summer Schools are aimed at students in Year 7 – 11 and typically run over 3-5 days.