Year 11 applicants – your place is safe
If you are a current year 11 student, please do not worry about the current situation with GCSEs and the closure of schools. You have worked incredibly hard and the results of your GCSE exams would have confirmed this. I know how frustrating this must be. However, there is hope for the future. I will guarantee you a place on the course of your choice at Furness College or Barrow Sixth Form College in September.
Whether you have already applied to study at our Channelside campus for a vocational course or at Barrow Sixth Form College campus for A levels or a CTEC programme, or whether are planning to do so, I guarantee you a place on the course of your choice. If you have already applied, you will shortly be receiving notification of your place followed by a formal offer letter from the college. If you apply now, your confirmation of an offer will be with you soon. Welcome to the world of Further Education!
When you start at college in September, you will work with your tutors to look at your predicted grades, your actual grades as determined by the new methodology in the absence of your exams, and your progress on the course over the first few weeks. Our experienced teaching team will then ensure that the course is right for you and they will suggest alternatives at college for the very small number of students who will need to transfer to a more suitable course.
I am looking forward to welcoming you to college and my team will be in touch regarding Applicants’ Day for sixth form applicants (due to be held 29th June) and Induction Week for Channelside applicants in September.
I will see you soon
Principal and Chief Executive