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Hundreds of would-be students go virtual for look at college

Solihull Editorial 24th Jan, 2021   0

SOLIHULL Sixth Form College held its final open event last week ahead of the application deadline this September.

The Virtual Open Evening saw hundreds of prospective students and parents attend online to hear from College Principal Dr Martin Sullivan and ask questions of teachers.

Course question and answer sessions followed and enabled Year 11 students, who are considering their post-GCSE options, to get more information about the diverse range of A level, BTEC and CACHE courses the College offers.

The deadline for prospective students wishing to start their advanced level studies in September is March 31 and applications can be made at

This event followed other Virtual Open Events in October and November and means that despite being unable to open our doors to prospective students and their families as we normally would, the college has been able to engage with thousands of young people and provide information on their post-16 options.

Dr Sullivan said: “We would much prefer to be welcoming visitors onto campus, but lockdown restrictions have made that impossible.

“We have been forced to adapt to a new way of doing things and I’m proud of the excellent way staff have risen to this challenge. We have been delighted to get engagement online with so many prospective students and we hope that in due course we will be able to welcome them onto campus too.”

All students who apply and successfully receive a conditional offer from the college will be invited to the summer event ‘Welcome to College Day’.

Taking place in July, it is hoped this will take place in person.


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