‘Clearing’ college chance for teens

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YOUNGSTERS who did not achieve their expected GCSE results are invited to a ‘clearing’ day at Sheffield College campuses.

The college is urging 16-year-olds uncertain about their next steps to visit a ‘clearing’ day at all four of its sites on Monday, September 3.

Staff will be on hand to give practical advice and course information to pupils.

The sessions, running from 11am until 2pm at Hillsborough College, City College, Norton College and Peaks College, are primarily aimed at Year 11 students who did not achieve their expected GCSE results – including English, as a national drop was reported.

They offer a variety of routes to find an alternative option in education and training.

Julie Byrne, executive director, said: “Leaving school can be a daunting time for any young person but it is important to remember there are lots of options available, even to those people who have not applied to the college already or have not achieved their desired grades.

“We are urging those who have not yet applied to study at Sheffield College to come and speak to us and see what we have to offer.

“Our enrolment team can explain the routes available to you and help you come to a decision that suits you.”

Students have also been sent letters containing details of each site’s registration days and more than 7,000 are expected to study at the college next month.

They will be between Tuesday, August 28 and Friday, September 7, when they can confirm places or find alternative course.