Next Steps for Year 11 students

13th July

The DWP have shared this advice document aimed at students that have recently left education.  It includes a number of useful website and details of a support email address that can be used for advice about finding work.  This email address can also be used to send CVs for advice and feedback.  It would also be appropriate for those looking for part-time employment whilst continuing their education.

The leaflet also refers to a twitter feed #schoolleavers2020. This is populated several times a day with information and local opportunities for young people.

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17th June 2020 - New College Durham

Keep in Touch - Live Chat Graphics - SLT


4th June 2020 - New College Durham

See below links to the full range of subjects and courses on offer @ NCD


2nd June 2020 - Derwentside College

Open Event - 17 JUNE v2

1st June 2020

Gateshead College - Virtual taster events for Dance, Performing Arts, Beauty Therapy, Hairdressing and Travel courses are now live on their website.

27th May 2020 - DurhamWorks

Calling all school leavers! Wondering what to do next? DurhamWorks can work with you to explore employment, education and training. 

You can talk to one of our advisors on our online chat facility about your future career visit and look for the green icon on right hand side, call us on 03000 262 930 or contact us via the website

26th May 2020

Newcaste College Education Partnerships Update 

22nd May 2020 - Foundation of Light

Foundation of Lights Open Days for school leavers - 

  • Tuesday 26 May, 12-1pm: Coaches Academy Virtual Open Day
  • Thursday 28 May, Durham Men’s Scholarship Virtual Open Evening
  • Thursday 4 June, 6-7pm: Sunderland Men & Women’s Football Virtual Open Evening
  • Thursday 4 June, 6-7pm: Sunderland Men’s Futsal

All information about the above sessions and to sign up can be found on the below link -

18th May 2020 - New  College Durham

Virtual IAG - June-13 (1)

New College Durham are hosting Virtual Prospective Parents Evenings.

NCD - Virtual 22nd & 23rd June

Monday 22nd June –

Art & Design

Beauty Therapy & Make-Up


Graphic Design


Health & Social Care


Public Services

Tuesday 23rd June -



Building Maintenance

Carpentry & Joinery

Motor Vehicle

Painting & Decorating



Vocational Access

Wednesday 24th June -

Construction & Civil Engineering



Early Years

Electrical Instillation

Engineering (Mechanical, Electrical & Welding)



Professional Cookery & Hospitality

Travel & Tourism

11th May 2020 - New College Durham 

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9th April 2020 - Ofqual have released a video to explain how your grades will be calculated for the Summer:


6th March 2020 - Please see latest information regarding Summer 2020 grades.


Support and Advice for Y11 students goind forward

If you require further advice on your next step application to Sixth Form or College, please see update information from the following

Consett Academy Sixth Form

Derwentside College

Gateshead College - update 24.4.2020

Newcastle College - additional update 21.4.2020

New College Durham - update 24.4.2020 - in addition to the attached update students are encouraged to get in touch with NCD admissions team on to update their contact details, if necessary, stating the following:

  • Full name
  • Date of Birth
  • Course(s) applied for
  • New email address

NCD Virtual IAG - Poster


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Can we please ask that all Year 11 students continue to check the VLE for tasks to prepare you for your future such as CV letter writing tasks.

If you’re at a loose end while working from home, why not try one of the Open University free courses ( Course start from just a few hours and provide learners with a certificate of achievement, something that can help in the search for jobs, apprenticeships and higher education from September.

For more information, please contact Mr Bourne.