If you're thinking about joining us in Daventry in September 2017, we can’t wait to show you our fantastic new building. If you would like to see inside and talk to one of our tutors about a subject you are interested in, we are now offering appointments for the following:
Local employers are looking for young people and adults to join their teams and we can help you get ready to start work now.
Whether you are thinking about an Apprenticeship or looking for other employment, we can help to put you into the best position to shine.
We are now offering a range of short courses that will help you gain the skills you need to achieve success with your job applications.
Whether you are struggling to find the right role, returning to work after a break, or just starting out, you can boost your chances of success by signing up for one of our courses free of charge.
Northampton College has added a number of new full-time courses to its range for September 2017 in response to demand locally. These are in addition to the courses listed in the Full-time prospectus and include health and social care/childcare, construction, tattooing design and illustration, fashion, technical theatre and journalism.
Further detail about these courses can be found by clicking on the links below.
Level 2 Technical Theatre – more details coming soon
GCSEs in England are being reformed and will be graded with a new scale from 9 to 1, with 9 being the highest grade. English literature, English language and maths will be the first subjects to be graded in this way from August 2017. The subjects with the highest numbers of candidates (e.g. arts, humanities, languages) will follow in 2018 and most others in 2019. This is happening as GCSEs are being reformed to make them more challenging, to keep pace with employers’ and universities demands.
In the first year each new GCSE subject is introduced, students who would have got a grade C or better will get a grade 4 or better. Students who would have got a grade A or better will get a 7 or better in the first year. Grade 9 will be more difficult to achieve than a grade A*. The extra top grade will also make it easier for employers and universities to distinguish between the most able students.
In 2017, students collecting their results will receive a mixture of the old style grades and the new numerical system. By 2019, all pupils will be graded with a 9-1.
Students currently taking GCSEs as part of a full-time study programme at Northampton College will be graded using the current A* to G system in summer 2017. Part-time or evening students will be amongst the first to receive the numbered grades.
To see how the numbered grades compare to the current A* to G system, click here or Google "Ofqual 9 to 1 postcard". More information about when subjects will switch to the new grades is available on the Ofqual website here.
Find out more about how grades will be awarded by watching this short animation.