Sixth Form @ Bideford College

Sixth Form Info Blog

£1,100 raised for Charity

Sixth Form students recently ran a Community Bingo evening and raised £1,100 for charity.  The proceeds with go to two different charities – Children’s Hospice  South West and Edukid.

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12 June 2015 at 16:13 - Comments

Sixth Form Applications NOW OPEN….

Online applications are now open for students who would like to apply to Bideford College Sixth Form – go to the Sixth Form web page/Apply Today/Apply Online…….. quick and easy form to complete.  We will confirm receipt and then be in touch with your interview time – the first round of interviews will be in January.  Closing date for applications is Friday 13 February 2015.

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12 December 2014 at 11:01 - Comments

Sixth Form Open Evening

Monday 8 December, 4.30pm – 7.00pm.

Come along and find out everything you  need to know about studying at Bideford College Sixth Form -   meet subject teachers, talk to students, have a tour.  There will be presentations from Mrs French, Head of Sixth Form at 4.45pm and 5.45pm.

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1 December 2014 at 11:48 - Comments

PJ’s and Dressing Gowns!

Children in Need – £160 raised

Sixth Form students attended College on Thursday 13 November dressed up in bedtime attire – all in support of Children in Need.   Well done to everyone.

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17 November 2014 at 16:30 - Comments

Yr 12 Students Visit Bristol University

Friday 14 November – 130 Year 12 Sixth Form students visit Bristol University

As part of our latest Bridge Day students were given the VIP treatment by Bristol University student ambassadors and received a tour of the University campus and a specific workshop to introduce them to the key points when writing their Personal Statement.  They were also given the opportunity to attend a University Lecture, the choices being the’ Physics of Ice Cream’ or ‘Social Policy- Understanding Drugs Policy’.  Students were able to gather information regarding University life in general as well as specific support.

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17 November 2014 at 16:21 - Comments

Bideford College’s ‘Future First’ Alumni – Sign Up Today

Calling ALL Sixth Formers past & present sign up today and help to make a contribution to your life & others.
Find out MORE

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18 January 2013 at 11:06 - Comments

16 – 19 Bursary Applications

BIDEFORD COLLEGE 16-19 Bursary Fund

(for eligible Sixth Form Students)

Bideford College operates a Bursary Fund for young people who face the greatest barriers to continuing in education post-16. The College has a cash limited fund which will be used wherever possible to provide support to those most in need to enable a student to continue and complete their course.

Types of Support Available

Two types of award are available and students must meet any the criteria shown on the application form (providing documentary evidence where required) in order to be eligible.

Guaranteed Award

Students eligible would fall into one of the following categories:

Young people in Care, Care Leavers, Young People in receipt of Income Support or Disabled Young People in receipt of Employment Support Allowance who are also in receipt of Disability Living Allowance.

Discretionary Awards

The College may also make other awards on a discretionary basis. Due to the limited funds available, these Awards will be targeted at those who are facing the greatest financial hardship. The following priority groups will be used to manage applications:

  • Priority Group 1: Students in receipt of Free School Meals
  • Priority Group 2: Students who may not be in receipt of Free School Meals but who are living within a low income family and receiving certain benefits.

Please see application form for criteria which applies.  Download The 16-19 Bursary Application Form HERE

Evidence of at least one of these benefits will be required to support applications to the 16-19 Bursary Fund.

Satisfying these eligibility criteria will not guarantee funding to any student and Bideford College will consider other factors including the purpose for which funding support is requested and the budget available. Discretionary Awards must only be used to help learners meet costs related to participation in their individual course of study, such as transport, books, equipment, materials, essential trips, meals whilst attending their course.

Application Process

Application forms are available from the Finance Office during normal opening hours and will give full details of the criteria for eligibility. If you are unsure as to whether you would be eligible and would like to discuss further please ask for an appointment with Mrs Semple (Finance Manager).

Bideford College will record bursary applications and awards (including the number, value, purpose, whether awarded or not and brief justification) so that all EFA audit and reporting requirements are satisfied.

Download The 16-19 Bursary Application Form HERE

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20 July 2012 at 13:11 - Comments

opendays.com

 

opendays.com

Sixth Formers looking at university places should look no further than opendays.com

It’s an excellent central hub with search & link facilities to all the Uni Open Days.
A must if you are considering moving on into HE & FE.
Go there now

 

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4 July 2012 at 14:17 - Comments

Guardian Launch New Students Section


The Guardian Online have this week launched a new Student area of their website.
It’s literally rammed with info about Uni’s & student life in general so we reckon you should check it out HERE

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27 June 2012 at 08:35 - Comments

Future First

Future First builds networks of former students who return to their old schools to widen current pupils’ horizons, encourage their aspirations and educate them about their future options.

Future First celebrates the diverse talents and successes of the school’s alumni community.
We provide relatable role models for students so they can learn first-hand about different career paths as well as showcasing the school’s achievement to the wider community. Find out more HERE.
Sign up HERE.

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23 May 2012 at 07:29 - Comments

Could your FB page actually ruin your job prospects?

Faceplant?

Forty-five Percent of Employers Use Social Networking Sites to Research Job Candidates, CareerBuilder Survey Finds

A recently published article on the Guardian Newspapers Website found that “Yes” what you share online can have real life implications for future job prospects. Why?

Well, because companies really do reject candidates based on what Google reveals. A survey conducted by CareerBuilder found that the top reason employers reject candidates is for posting inappropriate photographs. Next on the list? Hosting content about alcohol or drug use. Clearly boasting about how many pints you downed last night isn’t the wisest idea, but it seems even the most conscientious Facebook user could find themselves misjudged by a page they “liked” years ago.

Read the full article here

Well, because companies really do reject candidates based on what Google reveals. A survey conducted by CareerBuilder found that the top reason employers reject candidates is for posting inappropriate photographs. Next on the list? Hosting content about alcohol or drug use. Clearly boasting about how many pints you downed last night isn’t the wisest idea, but it seems even the most conscientious Facebook user could find themselves misjudged by a page they “liked” years ago.Well, because companies really do reject candidates based on what Google reveals. A survey conducted by CareerBuilder found that the top reason employers reject candidates is for posting inappropriate photographs. Next on the list? Hosting content about alcohol or drug use. Clearly boasting about how many pints you downed last night isn’t the wisest idea, but it seems even the most conscientious Facebook user could find themselves misjudged by a page they “liked” years ago.
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6 March 2012 at 11:48 - Comments