Key Stage 4 to Key Stage 5 Transition Information

Post 16 Online Resources for Year 11 Students - January 2021

King George V College Virtual Open Event

Join a Superb Virtual Tour Now

Start exploring the college's brand new, interactive 360º tour to see the fantastic facilities and find out everything you need to know.

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Southport College Virtual Open Event

Start exploring the college's brand new, interactive 360º tour to see the fantastic facilities and find out everything you need to know.

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St John Rigby College Student Information Hub
St John Rigby College are passionate about working with and developing young people.  To aid the transition from school pupil to college student they have developed their Student Information Hub. Here, you will find a wealth of information regarding the courses, facilities and support on offer at St John Rigby College.
You can access the Hub by following this link.

Obviously, they would love to be able to meet all of the prospective 2021 applicants and future students in person. Unfortunately, this isn’t possible at the moment.

West Lancashire College are launching a NEW A Level offer in September 2021

This will be in addition to our successful School of Medicine Programme which has seen its first cohort of Medicine students receiving offers to study at Top Medical Schools across the country.

Students can join us at one of our forthcoming Virtual A Level Open Events, where they can meet our A Level teaching team and talk to some of our current students to find out first-hand about their experience of studying A Levels at their local college.

Our Teachers will provide pupils with more detail on A Level subjects including Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Psychology, Maths and Further Maths, and also tell them about our fabulous wrap around experience designed to give you the competitive edge:

  • 33% more contact time than other A Level programmes
  • small class sizes, with on average 15 learners per class
  • University style learning facilities 
  • extensive one to one support and guidance 
  • full preparation for University applications, interviews and tests 
  • inspiring guest speaker and guest seminar events
  • outstanding partnerships with industry, and links with national organisations and universities

Entry requirements for A Levels is generally 5 GCSEs at grade 5 or above including English and a 6 in the subject studied. The School of Medicine require 44 points from their best 8 with a Grade 7 or above in English, Maths and Science.

Students can take a virtual tour and find out more about our designated A Level study area, common room and state of the art, fully equipped laboratories in our brand new Science Discovery Centre.

Students can apply for September 2021. They simply need to go to the website and select apply, then choose A Levels. During their interview they will be offered IAG to support their choices of A Level.

Students can simply book their ticket and we'll be in touch with a link to join us virtually - We look forward to welcoming pupils to A Levels at West Lancashire College soon.

Book your tickets here

West Lancashire College Parent Newsletter

The college are really looking forward to meeting you at their next Open Event on 10th June 4.30pm – 7pm. Information about the event and about applying to college is below. 

If you have not already done so, you can register to attend here

The college would also like to let you know about their new range of videos by subject area to give you an insight into their course departments. 
You can check these out on Youtube.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Admissions on 01695 52383 or email

Once pupils have made up their mind about their future studies, they will be able to apply for the course of their choice.
West Lancashire College offer a wide range of courses including A Levels, BTECs, Technical Courses and Apprenticeships. If students are thinking of studying with us, have already made an application, or perhaps a parent is looking to find out more about options available to their child, then this is the event for them.
West Lancashire College offer courses that lead to careers – study A Levels in The School of Medicine or our brand new School of Science, or choose from BTEC, Technical Skills qualification, Apprenticeship or professional courses.

January 2021 Message

We really hope you and your families are safe and well. As we are once again in a national lockdown we wanted to reassure you that your place is secure with us at West Lancashire College and we will continue to offer the very best support we can to ensure you have everything you need and are well prepared for your transition to college. We also wanted to provide an update of what we are doing here at West Lancashire College to ensure as year 11 pupils you get to experience your college interview, view our facilities and find out about courses and careers all be it in a virtual way for the time being.

n addition to the update we have also included some of our recent student successes. We are very proud of our students and staff and regularly share stories about their achievements and success on our social media – if you don’t already follow us, take a look – it will give you an insight to the college too.

As always, we are here to support you so if you require any further information from any of the team here at West Lancs, please do not hesitate to contact us. 

Applied and had your Interview

  • Congratulations, we will keep in touch with you over the next few weeks with information about what college life will be like, share our stories and video’s of what college life is like.
  • We will also provide information about transport, additional support and very soon we will link you with your course tutor so you get to know our team further.

Applied and awaiting interview

  • We will contact you over the next couple of weeks and schedule an interview with you over the telephone. You will receive an email with this information, please ensure you check your emails regularly.
  • Please can you let us know if you cannot make the time scheduled and we can rearrange at a day/time to suit you.

Not yet applied

  • Don’t worry, you can still apply online at
  • Once you have submitted your application, we will be in touch by email to arrange an interview, please ensure you check your emails regularly.

Need more information about applying?

  • You can call us on 01695 52383 or email to schedule a call and we can talk you through the course information, provide advice on careers plus progression to University or Apprenticeships.

Career Coach

  • Unsure about your future and want to research more about your future opportunities. Career Coach is available FREE through our website and can help you explore careers that match your strengths. It also helps you link your college programme to your future career and help prepare you for future success.

The School of Medicine at West Lancashire College


Please follow this link to view a new video for The School of Medicine at West Lancashire College. The video includes the real experiences of current students which really brings the programme to life plus the endorsement of Mike Maguire who helped set up the programme with the CCG, Virgin Care and the NHS.

This 2 year programme offers much more than standard A Levels and gives those wishing to progress to medical school as an undergraduate a distinct competitive edge. The first of its kind, The School of Medicine offers unique work experience in a variety of roles within the medical industry with placements within the NHS, with Virgin Care and West Lancashire Clinical Commissioning Group, and workshops and seminars delivered by leading Doctors from top UK Medical schools.

On the School of Medicine students will study a combination of the following A Levels:

  • A Level Psychology
  • A Level Biology
  • A Level Chemistry
  • A Level Physics
  • A Level Maths

Applicants will require 44 points from their best 8 GCSEs, with a Grade 7 or above in English, Maths and Science

Once pupils have applied we can register them for our Medical Camp which is delivered in conjunction with Generation Medics, Oxford University. Make sure you apply early if you are interested in joining us in September 2021.

Pupils can find out all that The School of Medicine has to offer by visiting our Virtual Open Event.

Wigan & Leigh College - Open Events & Applications

Application To Winstanley College Timeline for September 2021