Preparing For College

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Preparing for college

Welcome to The Blackpool Sixth Form College!

As you prepare to transition from Year 11 to college life, we've compiled essential resources and information to ensure a smooth and successful start.

Explore the sections below for everything you need to know.

  • Enrolment Information: Easy steps to secure your place.
  • Summer Reading & Activities: Recommended reading and fun activities.
  • Bursary Details: Financial aid options and application processes.
  • Support Services: Academic and personal support available.
  • Admissions Contact: Reach out to our team for any queries.
  • Induction: Find out about what happens when you start college.

Enrolment

Our enrolment process is designed to be straightforward and stress-free.

Find detailed instructions and important dates on our Enrolment page. Ensure you complete all necessary steps to secure your place at Blackpool Sixth.

Summer Reading Lists and Activities

Stay ahead of the game with our Summer Reading Lists and Activities.

These resources will not only prepare you for your courses but also foster a passion for learning. Explore our recommended reading and engaging activities to make the most of your summer break.

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Bursary

We understand that finances should not be a barrier to education. Visit our financial support page to explore the financial aid options available, including eligibility criteria and application processes. Start your application early to access the support you need.

Support

Starting college can be both exciting and challenging. Our Support page provides information on the comprehensive services available, including academic support, counselling, and more. Our dedicated teams are here to support you throughout your journey at Blackpool Sixth.

A Message from our Admissions Team

Our admissions team is here to assist you with any questions or concerns you may have about the application and enrolment process.

While they are unavailable over the summer break, you can reach out via email at: admissions@blackpoolsixth.ac.uk. They will respond promptly upon their return.

INDUCTION

Tuesday 3rd and Wednesday 4th September

All new students will be invited to attend a half day induction day in college on one of the two induction days. The allocated day/time and further details about induction will be shared after the college enrolment days.

Induction will cover:

  • essential information about college facilities, support and procedures;
  • how and when to access your timetable;
  • collecting your college membership card and lanyard;
  • an opportunity to ask any questions to a member of staff and meet some other students;
  • an opportunity to become familiar with the college campus;
  • any opportunity to get more information about extracurricular activities
  • an introduction to the online learning resources at college.

What to bring

  • We are asking all students to bring in their own laptop or tablet to lessons (including induction). It is essential for all students to have an appropriate device. We feel that having a device in lessons will help us cover material more efficiently in a more meaningful and enjoyable way. As part of induction, students will have a ‘technology for learning’ session, as a result, help will be on hand for any technology questions or queries. 

If you do not have a device, please do not worry. We will endeavour to support any students with providing a suitable device upon which to learn. Full details of the ‘Technology Ready Scheme’ can be found at: www.blackpoolsixth.ac.uk/technology-for-learning/

As well as a laptop or tablet, please make sure to bring the following equipment to college for all lessons:

  • Membership card and lanyard (to be received at induction)
  • Pens/pencils
  • A4 pad of paper 
  • Headphones – required for online activities 
  • Bottle of water
  • Any other specialist, subject-specific equipment (as directed by teacher)
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