2020 Applicants

Update from the Deputy Principal 1st June 2020

Getting Ready for Collyer’s

We have developed a programme of study for Year 11s arriving at Collyer’s in September called Getting Ready for Collyer’s. The programme starts today and will span the six weeks up to the summer holidays. It is delivered through independent learning and focused on enthusing Year 11s for their future subjects, whilst providing a grounding in some of the key content and concepts. Please follow the link below to access this material.

Getting Ready for Collyer’s

We understand that not everyone will be able to devote the same amount of time to their studies over the coming weeks. Please be reassured that the work provided here as part of Getting Ready for Collyer’s is not assessed in any way, nor will it disadvantage you if you are unable to complete all of it. However, we would encourage you to do as much as possible to help with your transition back into full-time study in September.

Welcome Day

It is not possible to run the Welcome Days here at Collyer’s at the end of June, but we will be launching on-line content, including pre-recorded video presentations, enabling students to get a taste of as many subjects as they like, in their own time. I will be writing to you again on Monday 22nd June with details of the final three weeks of the Getting Ready for Collyer’s programme, the summer tasks in each subject and how to access the on-line Welcome Day material.

There is no need to contact us in the meantime with any course changes as we will manage these and any further academic questions during September enrolment. We are also looking to run our usual information evening presentations for the parents of new students, which we will advertise, when plans for the autumn term are in place.

Thank you for your messages of support and please stay safe everyone.

 

Update from the Deputy Principal 4th May 2020

Admissions 2020

To all students joining Collyer’s in September.

We are developing a programme of study for Year 11s arriving at Collyer’s in September called Getting Ready for Collyer’s. Our Heads of Subject are currently finalising the shape and content of the programme, which will start on Monday 1st June (the first day back after half-term) and span the six weeks up to the summer holidays. It will be delivered through independent learning and be focused on enthusing Year 11s for their future subjects, whilst providing a grounding in some of the key content and concepts. As usual, during the summer holidays there will also be a summer task to complete, in time for the first taught lessons in September.

We still plan to hold our Welcome Days and will be working on contingencies to change the dates or manage an on-line version, should it not be possible to run these in late June at Collyer’s. There is no need to contact us in the meantime with any course changes. We are also looking to run our usual information evening presentations for the parents of new students, which we will advertise, when plans for the autumn term are in place.

I will be in touch on Monday 1st June with links to the Getting Ready for Collyer’s programme.

Please stay safe everyone.

 

Admissions 2020
Updated message from the Deputy Principal 3rd April 2020

To all students who are joining Collyer’s in September.

Collyer’s are looking forward to welcoming you in the autumn term and we will be working closely with your school to make sure the transition is as smooth as possible onto a suitable programme of study.  We are confident that the calculated GCSE grades you are to be awarded in the summer will be fair and we will treat the qualifications exactly the same as in previous years. We are hoping that there will be minimal disruption to normal processes and timings for admissions. Please be reassured that your provisional offer to study at Collyer’s next autumn is completely safe and we are looking forward to welcoming you to our community.

Welcome Days

We still plan to hold our Welcome Days and will be working on contingencies to change the dates, should it not be possible to run these in late June. The Welcome Days provide a vital opportunity for pupils to try subjects, ask questions and make any changes. There is no need to contact us in the meantime to make any course changes.

Summer work

As usual, Collyer’s will be setting new students summer work in the second half of the summer term and in addition we are creating some on-line activities. We would also advise that you complete and fully understand the content of your GCSE courses, focussing on elements which link to your expected programme at Collyer’s, in particular those areas you found difficult. This would be good preparation for the next stage of your educational journey with us.

New Parents’ Information Evenings and Enrolment

We are planning to enrol students in September and in addition to the usual advice and guidance, we will be creating additional activities to help re-acclimatise learners to an educational setting. We are also looking to run our usual information evening presentations for the parents of new students, which we will advertise, when plans for the autumn term are in place.

As soon as the situation becomes clearer after the Easter break, we will write to you with confirmed details of the above activities and the admissions process.

Please stay safe.