We appreciate the stress and anxiety which last week's announcement regarding school closures and the cancellation of the GCSE examinations must have caused you. We just want to reassure you that we are with you every step of the way as you move onto your post 16 courses, apprenticeships or jobs.

We have been in contact with all the local Post-16 providers who have asked us to reassure you they are still able to process applications and will be in contact with you directly in due course.

Please note the important information from Post-16 providers included in the document group below and on this page, which will be updated as and when we receive advice and guidance from the providers.

College Applications Updates

KS4 to KS5 Transition Information for Year 11 Students (LCC)

LCC - Year 11 Preparation for continued study of English, Maths & Science

These Lancashire County Council documents give you advice about your next steps with regards to Functional Skills, T Levels, Apprenticeships and A levels. Please ensure that you read these documents.


Messages From KGV College and Southport College

Southport College’s 1st ever virtual open event launches Wednesday 10th June from 10.00am.  
With recent events putting a temporary halt to college visitors, the college have had to find new and innovative ways to show students their fantastic facilities and introduce you to their friendly and supportive staff.
The Virtual Open Event mixes fabulous 360’ photography of all facilities, (all shot on a state of the art single camera during lockdown) and video messages from staff (recorded as selfies at home), with an interactive experience allowing you to find out all about the courses on offer and apply on line instantly.  You start at “reception”, then select the course you are interested in and zoom from one area of the college to another, all without leaving your home.
The virtual open event is ideal for any Year 11’s who are still deciding on their plans for September and for Year 10’s who may have missed out on a taster day and want to start the planning process.  It will be available to visitors throughout June and you are of course welcome to “visit” as many times as you like – ideal if you want to have a look first and then share the great course you’ve found with a parent or friend.
To access the virtual event click on the link on the Southport College home page from 10.00am on Wednesday 10th June.

Contact with Students

Over the past few weeks tutors have been trying to contact students who have applied to Southport and/or KGV to arrange telephone interviews for those who haven’t yet had an interview. Tutors are initially sending an email and then also trying to call all the numbers they have on the students application form.
Quite a lot of tutors are struggling to contact some of the students as emails are not being read and telephone calls not answered.
Can Year 11 students please look out for emails from college tutors - maybe check junk folder regularly just in case. If you do receive a telephone call from a withheld number or a number you don’t recognise, this could be the tutor calling you.
If you have any questions about your application, haven’t heard from a tutor for an interview or just need to talk to someone at college you can email the following, 

KGV – Admissions@KGV.ac.uk
Southport – shortj@southport.ac.uk or SumnerPE@southport.ac.uk

Applied Criminology A Level Equivalent 

KGV are very excited to tell you that, from September 2020, they will be offering Applied Criminology A Level Equivalent. This interesting and highly engaging course combines elements of law and psychology, to give a really good insight into the world of Criminology.
Please see the leaflets below for more information about the course modules and potential progression routes. If you would like to include Criminology in your study programme, all you need to do is email admissions@kgv.ac.uk. 
If you haven’t applied to KGV but would now like to do so, then a PDF application form is also included below.

Applied Criminology A Level Equivalent


West Lancashire College update

West Lancashire College have put together further information to reassure students who are currently in Year 11. This includes those students who may not have yet applied and they will still be processing applications and dealing with any queries or questions you may have. Any student who still needs to apply can do so here.

The college have written (either by email or letter) to those students who have already applied and had an interview and to those who were awaiting interview. See copy of this on the document list at the bottom of the page.

If any students need help with their application or changed their course choice, you can email admissions@westlancs.ac.uk.

The college will also provide advice and guidance during enrolment with their Student Services Team.

The college are also available online to answer any question or query students may have over this uncertain time – they are here to help.

The college curriculum teams will also be sending through useful links and research projects to the Admissions team to send out to applicants over the next few weeks. You can access the West Lancashire College website here.

West Lancs College Newsletter

West Lancs College Admissions Update May 2020

Support at West Lancashire College


Winstanley College Update

Winstanley College have also posted some ‘Bridging Materials for year 11 students’ online. These can be found here: http://www.winstanley.ac.uk/y11-subject-guides/.

Year 10 Students - Virtual Event


Runshaw College Update

Enrolment Portal

Runshaw College have opened their Enrolment Portal. The college have done this to try and provide Year 11 students with some certainty and reassurance in these strange times. Each applicant has been sent their unique Runshaw Student ID which they can use to enrol, and applicants will also be able to use this ID to access all Year 11 bridging materials and webpages. 
The Enrolment process will work in 2 stages:

1. Enrolment will enable Year 11 students to confirm a place at the college (a figurative chair with their name on it!), this will run until and including GCSE results day.


2. Enrolment Confirmation will take place from GCSE results day onwards, when with their grades students specify what they’d like to study (where their chair will go!).

Year 11 Virtual Offer Holders VIP Event

This event allows students the chance to explore your next steps in more detail, and in your own time, whilst also allowing you the chance to interact live with key people from your courses.

It is a registration only event so please sign up to the events as soon as possible. There is a slim chance that Runshaw might have to limit the live event numbers, and if they do, they will work on a first come first served basis. Be quick and make sure you sign up!

Runshaw College have added some links to activities, online events and projects that have been created by their teachers for Year 11 students. They can be found here Year 11 Exciting Links 

Runshaw College have just completed the creation of a ‘landing’ page on their website for Year 11 students which has advice on it and will be regularly updated with subject specific materials. Their advice is to try and visit the website link at least once a week:

Year 11 - Your Place is Safe

They also request that you check your emails regularly for changes, updates and advice regarding your application.

Runshaw College Heads of Department have contacted students applying for courses in their area by email, giving them their contact details and further useful links and work.

Year 10 #FutureReady: A Year 10 Virtual Event

Year 10 students are invited to the Runshaw College #FutureReady: A Year 10 Virtual Event on Monday 22nd June

See what your next steps after High School might look like:

  • Access exclusive content about the college
  • See what our students and teachers have to say about their courses
  • Take a 3D tour of our facilities
  • And much more!

Please note that the college may have to restrict numbers for this event, and if this does happen they will prioritise students who registered the earliest, so please be quick!

To register for the event please visit the Runshaw College website HERE

#FutureReady: A Year 10 Vir tual Event


Wigan & Leigh College - Programme of Events for Year 11 Applicants 

The college send thanks to those applicants who have already started to carry out subject research, reading, activities, and submitted work for their ‘Preparation for College’ transition documents. These documents can be located and accessed via the website: 


The college appreciate that the change ahead can be a little daunting for some students, and therefore they aim to provide you with as much support, reassurance and preparation prior to starting your course at Wigan & Leigh College. 
To provide you with some guidance, structure and planning over the coming months, the college have created the Steps to Success timeline below for you to follow. 
If you tick off and complete each stage of the Steps to Success (in the time scales given), you will have everything you need, ready for your enrolment. 
If you have any questions along the way, there are built in communication channels and platforms for you to contact the college, meet your tutor, a 1:1 chat service and much more.

So where do you start?

  • Look for your subject area on the list and follow/complete each box (as and when each stage is uploaded, see dates above) 
  • Please submit any task work to the following email address: Year11applicants@wigan-leigh.ac.uk and  state your full name, School and subject area(s) in the body of the email. 
  • Your submitted tasks and any work will be passed onto your subject area Head of Department. They will monitor your submission and keep it on file as part of your transition to College.
  • Do not worry or panic about any of this process, it is designed to help, support and prepare you for your College study – take a look and give it a try. 

The college look forward to welcoming you to the College and to introducing you to your subject area and tutors at their virtual new student week (week commencing the 29th June).

Wigan & Leigh College - Arrangements for Enrolment Sept 2020

If you require anything further, please do not hesitate to contact the admissions team: applications@wigan-leigh.ac.uk


St John Rigby College

Year 11 applicants/parents - if you need to contact the College please use the following email address



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