Wednesday 2 September – Friday 23 October 2020 (8 weeks)
Half Term: Monday 26 – Friday 30 October 2020
Monday 2 November – Thursday 17 December 2020 (7 weeks)
Monday 4 January – Friday 12 February 2021 (6 weeks)
(Inset day Friday 12 February 2021)
Half Term: Monday 15 – Friday 19 February 2021
Monday 22 February – Thursday 1 April 2021 (6 weeks)
Monday 19 April – Friday 28 May 2021 (6 weeks)
Half Term: Monday 31 May – Friday 4 June 2021
Monday 7 June – Friday 25 June 2021 (3 weeks)
GCSE Results Day
Thursday 20 August 2020
You may not have sat exams, but your palms may still be sweating… 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 441234 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 emails and letters between now and September with details about your course. We’ll also add more information on this page, so please revisit it over the summer.