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 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 strongly recommend that you visit our ‘Get Ready for September‘ page where you will find interactive activities and a wealth of information for the course you are about to start. Please begin to work through the activities and go through the checklist to prepare you for your college journey. It will be well worth it.
And finally but very importantly, we are working very hard to make sure the college campuses will be safe for you when you arrive. The current situation is very difficult for all of us but you can be assured that your well-being, and that of our excellent team, is our top priority. When the college campuses reopen, they will be a safe place to study and work.
I am looking forward to welcoming you to college and my team will be in touch regarding the details for your enrolment.
I will see you soon
Principal and Chief Executive