Monday 2 September – Friday 25 October 2019 (8 weeks)
Half Term: Monday 28 October – Friday 1 November 2019
Monday 4 November – Thursday 19 December 2019 (7 weeks)
Monday 6 January – Thursday 13 February 2020 (6 weeks)
(Inset day Friday 14 February 2020)
Half Term: Monday 17 February – Friday 21 February 2020
Monday 24 February – Friday 3 April 2020 (6 weeks)
Monday 20 April – Friday 22 May 2020 (5 weeks)
Half Term: Monday 25 May – Friday 29 May 2020
Monday 1 June – Friday 26 June 2020 (4 weeks)
GCSE Results Day
Thursday 22 August 2019
GCSE Results Day comes around faster than you might think. If you achieve what you need to start your course, relax and bring your results with you when you enrol. If you haven’t got the grades you hoped for, don’t panic. To discuss your options, call our GCSE Results Helpline for advice and guidance 01278 441220.
If you live in Somerset you can apply for the Somerset County ticket, which allows unlimited bus use within the County from 1 September to 31 August. Applications should be made online directly to Somerset County Council. The College operates a number of services that do not fall under the County Ticket scheme – Bus Pass Application Form. Please click here for eligibility and costs.
Discount Train Ticket
A new railcard offering half-price fares for 16 and 17-year-olds, aimed at those who travel to school or college by train, goes on sale on 20 August. The 16-17 Saver card will cost £30 a year and can be used on standard class journeys originating in England and Wales, and is valid for season tickets. Click here to find out more and buy your ticket.
There are no course fees for students under the age of 19, but there may be costs incurred for resources, lockers, kit, uniform, equipment and trips. Some of these costs will be refundable deposits to cover borrowed resources, others will be for items that you will keep and will be non-refundable. There are several bursaries available to support you during your time at College, details can be found in the costs and funding section on the website.
Please apply as soon as possible to ensure funding is in place when you start at College. The following bursaries are available and more information can be found in costs and funding:
Our scholarships are a wonderful opportunity to have your ability recognised. A scholarship is designed to fan the flames of your ambition, so that you have the very best start to your academic adventure. Why not jump the queues and apply early…
Duke of Edinburgh Award (DofE)
One of the great enrichment opportunities our students have while studying with us is the chance to complete a DofE Award. If you want to beat the queues, click here to find out more and express an interest before you start College.
Don’t forget to look out for letters between now and September with details about your particular course. We’ll also add more information on this page, so please revisit it over the summer.